Quilling - Devotional Creations From Cloistered Orders


Publisher Corraini Edizioni

ISBN 9788875703417

Idea Code 12233

Known as ‘paperoles’, these devotional paper objects were traditionally made by nuns for display in homes or convents. Despite the simple materials from which they are constructed, these richly decorated, highly symbolic religious objects are works of art that illustrate stories of cloisters, saints and relics, as well as the history of the Catholic Church from the 17th to 19th centuries in Italy, France and Germany. Among other texts, this detailed catalogue includes a conversation with American photographer Nan Goldin, whose unpublished photographs, taken especially for the paper filigree exhibition held at the Pinacoteca Agnelli in Turin, are seen here for the first time.

270 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, pb, Italian/English