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Origami Art: 15 Exquisite Folded Paper Designs from the Origamido Studio [Origami Book, 15 Projects] Hardcover – November 15, 2008

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About the Author

Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for decades, and is internationally regarded as a leading authority and master of the art. The author of many books, kits and videos relating to paperfolding and hand papermaking, LaFosse produces fine paper art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. His work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world, and is currently on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts.

Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, a teaching center, gallery and design studio in Massachusetts, with Michael G. LaFosse in 1996.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (November 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4805309989
  • ISBN-13: 978-4805309988
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #845,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I give this book 4 stars with reservations. Many of the patterns are VERY similar to those in Advanced Origami. However, between the two books, I'd advocate buying this one, so, hence the four stars.

LaFosse's books are unique in that they focus on paper and on wet folding. He empahsizes the art of folding, not intricate folds. His patterns tend to have a fairly low number of steps, but in order to generate the desired final product, a lot of time will be spent finishing.

The repetition starts in the "Techniques" section at the front of the book when he talks about making paper. Identical photographs are used in multiple cases between this book and Advanced Origami.

Entirely new patterns not similar to those found in Advanced Origami include a lobster, a fairly weak monk seal design, a great manatee fold, a cormorant, a great penguin, a modular flower requiring several sheets of paper for an un-extraordinary result, a fairly mundane fighter jet, and an amazing alligator. It's basically worth buying the book just for the alligator. Folds that gave me deja vu included the grackle, whale, butterfly, turtle, and orchid. (Sound familiar?)

Anyway, it certainly seems worth having one of LaFosse's books in your library if you're an origami enthusiast. If I had to choose, I'd pick this one. If the first one totally rocked your world, then you'll want to pick this one as well.

These books are for an intermediate or better folder, in my opinion. Complete beginners will probably find them a bit frustrating.
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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 been done many times, but also startlingly novel pieces that I've never seen anyone else do. 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 (I believe...?) 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 a lot of 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.
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I am created. origami figures and understand the.complexity and perfection of this masterpiece.
I wish I could someday create something similar.
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Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander have another success with Origami Art. This is not just an instructional book, but a beautiful art book that can be enjoyed over and over.
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I enjoyed the beginning and the book with the history modern origami but then it became both repetitive and boring because of the writing.... I think a better writer with a good editor could have improved that part of the book

The second half of the book with details of paper, instructions etc was better.

I felt this book was not focused, it hit so many topics some of which probably would have been better as separate books.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is fantastic for advanced origami or paper artists. If you are a newbie or even intermediate folder, than this will be a book of inspiration; you will probably not be able to complete any of the designs, however. La Fosse is an amazing artist and author.
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Great book for intermediate to advanced folders. The models are beautiful and clearly illustrated. It took a few tries to get some of them but we have been able to follow most of the patterns thus far and it's been a lot of fun to create these pieces!
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