The Plan Book with Scissors and Paste
Large softcover 8vo, 9 x 6.5 inches. 12pp + 50 plates, this copy also has a few sheets with tracing efforts laid-in. Very Good with general shelfwear soil and rubbing; light creasing to the edges of the wraps, slight loss at the spine ends and bottom corner. Contents clean and unmarked. A revised edition with only 25 illustrations was published in the 1920s as "With Scissors and Paste" by Grace GoodRICH. 6 copies of this edition in OCLC.The designs range from generic geometric shapes, to silhouettes of common objects, some with text identifying the form. In her introduction, Goodridge writes about the expressive potential of paper cutting and that the craft should be considered in the same vein as drawing, painting, and story telling. The later exercises emphasize the expressive possibilities, employing combinations of complex, organic shapes to create narrative scenes--a hunter with his dog and rifle, Uncle Sam pointing to an eagle carrying an American flag in its beak.