Origami Art: 15 Exquisite Folded Paper Designs from the Origamido Studio
Origami Art is a unique new collection of origami projects featuring folding instructions for 15 complex origami models. Intricate, compelling and often lifelike, LaFosse's origami projects amaze and astound. Included here are such wonders as the American Alligator, Pond Turtles, Monk Seal, Malaysian Birdwing Butterfly and the Munich Orchid, among others.
Also featured are articles on paper selection and preparation for each project; advanced techniques, such as "wetfolding" and compound origami plant design and construction. LaFosse embraces every aspect of this fascinating art form in his newest book and presents it brilliantly for advanced paper folders and the artist in us all.
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'Origami Art' is by far the best origami book I've ever found. Before I came across this book, I had no idea that origami could even be more than flat, 2D characters, never mind that an amateur like me could attempt to produce it. Michael LaFosse is an origami genius, as far as I'm concerned. In this book, he's created not only exquisite, original designs of creatures and objects that have be done many times, but also startlingly novel pieces that no one else has done. This book includes favorite animals such as lobsters, manatees, and birds, which have been done before, but have never looked so lovely. It also includes surprises such as the Luna moth, banana slug, and orchid, which are exciting enough in their originality, while also looking fantastic. Mr. LaFosse and Mr. Alexander are biologists as well as origami enthusiasts, which makes the pieces even more exciting, since they are often nearly anatomically correct. For example, the slug is equipped with special folds for its breathing area. When you flip the turtle over, the underside looks as realistic as the top shell. The book also contains much useful, interesting information of making paper, formatting and adjusting paper, preparing origami paper, dyeing paper, wet folding, designing origami, marketing your work, and so on. Basically, everything you ever wanted to know about origami is contained in this book. There are also quick, fascinating blurbs about each project, explaining why they were created, and how, which endears you to the project even more. Paper suggestions are also given. Yet, with all this information, the book never feels crowded or overwhelming. It's laid out simply, and I felt comfortable flipping back and forth through it to find whatever I needed at the time. As I said, I'm an amateur folder. Many of these projects are intermediate or advanced. The instructions are clear and well written, though, and I was able to create all of the projects. Wet folding is recommended. I often started by dry folding the project, learning the steps, before wet folding. As I didn't have the correct paper, not all of my projects looked as spectacular as the ones in the book, but I was able to play with and tweak them. This is another wonderful thing about these designs. Creativity is encouraged. Each project looked better and better after each attempt. Patience is needed, but it's well rewarded. I highly recommend this book. It offers a plethora of knowledge and will give you a new enthusiasm for origami.
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These projects look amazing!
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