Trimming, piercing, slicing, snipping: just a few of the many words that relate to the idea of cutting. In this volume Jean-Charles Trebbi explores the traditional techniques of paper cutting that remain very much alive in the world today. He also explores current aspects of cutting and new forms of artistic expression made possible by modern materials and cutting-edge technology. This book presents a selection of original artists who embody traditional, revised and comtemporary styles. A vast universe to be discovered, from paper to ceramics, from gastronomy to design and architecture.