In Black and White: A Stroll Through Canadian Landscapes by Waltraude Stehwien (hardcover, 28p.)
In Waltraude Stehwien's first published book, a collection of her finest works are showcased -- all tied together with the common theme of Canadian landscape imagery. Using the traditional German papercutting technique known as "Scherenschnitt", Stehwien reduces a scene to its shadow components. She then meticulously cuts away at the 'empty' background, leaving stark black outlines to create an overall image. This play of black and white comes to suggest rather than dictate, providing a sense of the simple yet complex beauty of the rural Canadian landscape. 40 black and white images in a most unique book of artworks.