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Origami Art

by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander

Published:
2008 by Tuttle Publishing
Pages:
144
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9784805309988
ISBN-10:
4805309989

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Skill Level From intermediate to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Beautiful photos
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No, but starting size is suggested
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Most are

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Similar in layout to Michael LaFosse's previous book: Advanced Origami, this book presents 15 more of LaFosse's masterpieces with full diagrams. From a somewhat abstracted American lobster to a hyper-realistic American Alligator, all with design notes and paper recommendations.

Each model requires more than the diagrams alone to get close to LaFosse's art. The last step of the diagrams is just a starting point for shaping and exploring.

As with Advanced Origami, diagrams are only a part of this book. As this is an origami artist's reference, there are articles on many aspects of the art, including a discussion of paper choices, paper-making, folding methods, wet-folding, back-coating, using Metyhl Cellulose in folding, display tips, and more fascinating secrets from LaFosse and Alexander's experience. It even includes tips for going professional with origami. Although there is some overlap with Advanced Origami, most of the information is new.

As this book sums-up 20 years of Origamido studio in MA, it includes the detailed history of the studio as well as the story of LaFosse's development as an origami artist.

This is a fantastic book for advanced folders.

There are 15 Origami Designs in Origami Art:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Lobster - American

Crustaceans

Michael G. LaFosse62SquareOrigami Lobster - American by Michael G. LaFosse Wet-folded from a square of art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Monk Seal

Mammals - Pinnipedia - Seals and Sea Lions

Michael G. LaFosse67SquareOrigami Monk Seal by Michael G. LaFosse Wet-folded from a square of Lokta by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Grackle

Birds - Passeriformes

Michael G. LaFosse71SquareOrigami Grackle by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of cardstock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
West Indian Manatee

Mammals - Sirenia - Manatees

Michael G. LaFosse76SquareOrigami West Indian Manatee by Michael G. LaFosse Wet-folded from a square of art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cormorant

Birds - Suliformes - Cormorants and Gannets

Michael G. LaFosse81SquareOrigami Cormorant by Michael G. LaFosse Wet-folded from a square of art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Humpback whale

Mammals - Cetacea - Whales

Michael G. LaFosse86SquareOrigami Humpback whale by Michael G. LaFosse Wet-folded from a square of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Michael G. LaFosse90Square

Also in Awesome Origami - Vol. 1 by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami Kids by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami USA Convention 1996
Origami Penguin by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Banana Slug

Molluscs

Michael G. LaFosse96SquareOrigami Banana Slug by Michael G. LaFosse Wet-folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Birdwing

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse101SquareOrigami Butterfly - Birdwing by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Modular flower and leaf

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse106Square
6 units

From 5 or 6 squares. Extra sheets for leaves
Pond turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

Michael G. LaFosse111SquareOrigami Pond turtle by Michael G. LaFosse Wet-folded from a square of Elephant-hide by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Moth - Mudarri Luna

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse117Square

Also in Origami Butterflies by Richard L. Alexander and Greg Mudarri
Also in Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Origami Moth - Mudarri Luna by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Munich orchid and leaf

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse121Rectangle - 1X2

Also in Origami Flowers by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander

With leaves from a square
Origami Munich orchid and leaf by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a rectangle of tissue+Unryu by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet

Vehicles - Airplanes

Michael G. LaFosse125Square

Also in F-14 Tomcat by Michael G. LaFosse
Origami F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Alligator - American

Reptiles - Alligators and Crocodiles

Michael G. LaFosse130Square

Amazing
Origami Alligator - American by Michael G. LaFosse on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michael LaFosse