Artistry in Paper: Creating Beautiful Things with Origami, Papier Mâché, Pop-ups, and Other Papercrafts

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Kodansha America, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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In this gorgeously illustrated, engagingly written and all-inclusive look at paper and its extraordinary versatility as a creative medium, pre-eminent origami artist and paper engineer Paul Jackson offers both practical instruction and inspiration for anyone interested in papercraft.

In the first section, "Techniques," Jackson offers a step-by-step guide to the fundamental techniques of the major paper arts; the second section, "Themes,"presents a gallery of outstanding paperworks. He discusses paper itself and papermaking, and showcases some of the most innovative work being done today by an international array of leading paper engineers and craftspeople. At the end of the book, readers will find a listing of useful addresses of papercraft organizations that publish newsletters, hold meetings or conventions and, in some cases, sell supplies.
 

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Contents

Foreword
6
All about grain
12
Origami symbols
18
Geometric division
24
technology
30
functional
38
Multipiece popups
52
Paper Sculpture
58
Pressing drying sizing
98
Creative papermaking
104
Paper Cuts
110
Weaving
116
Nongeometric forms
132
Functional
140
Representational
150
Natural world
164

Armatures and assembly
66
Decorative Ideas
86
Papermaking
92
Constructed world
170
Index
188
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PAUL JACKSON trained in Fine Art at University College, London, and has been a freelance origami artist and paper engineer since 1982. Born in the North of England, in 2000 he relocated to Israel. He divides his time between creative exposition of traditional origami model-making techniques and the free application of these techniques in design manufacturing.
Over the years, Jackson has worked for many of the U.K.'s leading advertising agencies and design groups, creating origami models for use in newspaper advertisements, magazine articles, annual reports, brochures and trade exhibitions. Clients have included British Airways, Hewlett Packard, Canon Cameras, Vogue Italia and BBC-TV. His own innovative origami creations have been exhibited worldwide at a wide range of festivals and art galleries including the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris; the Mina Paper Museum, Japan; and the Southeastern Origami Festival, North Carolina.

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