Japanese Paper Crafting
- 2014 by Tuttle Publishing
|Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)?||Yes|
|Photos of completed models?||Yes|
|Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper?||No|
|Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)?||Varies|
More than a book about origami, this is a book about paper. Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander run Origamido Studio, where they make their own folding paper, and here they share their knowledge of making different types of Washi paper, all with photo illustrations.
The projects in the book include mostly simple, traditional designs, chosen to show off the quality of the special paper. Several variations of connected cranes and Noshi, and a few practical folds. Some non-origami projects are also included, such as a vase-cover and a book-binding technique. The instructions are a combination of standard diagrams and photographs.
The book is full of beautiful photos, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in paper, folders or non-folders.