The History and Magic of Honeycomb
Jeannette Lasansky, Virginia Gunn, Oral Traditions ProjectISBN: 0917127110;
HONEYCOMB The History and Magic of Honeycomb explores the application and use of honeycomb structure and design in such disparate fields as aerospace, clothing, glassware, housing construction, packaging, paper party goods, and textiles. Authors Jeannette Lasansky and Virginia Gunn trace the evolution of paper honeycomb from folk traditions in China and Japan to pop culture commercial goods marketed by American, Austrian, Danish, German, and Japanese firms; from a hand craft to a mechanized and patentedprocess; from paper traditions that span centuries to current cutting-edge technologies in thermoplastics and metals. Hallmark Cards of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Beistle Company of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, were among the leaders in the development and production of paper honeycomb. In paper goods in particular, honeycomb has transformed the ordinary into the magical. Meshed-tissue honeycomb garlands, centerpieces, and cards have been embraced by the American public since the...
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