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Modern Kusudama Origami: Designs for modular origami lovers Paperback – September 21, 2015
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"This book is titled "Modern Kusudama Origami," and it is very modern in a very nice way; unlike many traditional kusudamas which required sewing or gluing, these designs lock together through clever combinations of tabs and slots, in keeping with the modern genre of modular origami to which they belong. The designs make artful use of color and efficient use of paper, giving a wide variety of beautiful forms, and providing an intellectual springboard for the reader to further develop his or her own designs." - Robert Lang
About the Author
Ekaterina Lukasheva is a contemporary origami artist from Russia. She was first acquainted with origami as a young student, quickly adopting it as her hobby. Her interest continued to increase as she began her studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University as a student of mathematics and cybernetics. It was then that she began inventing her own unique, modular origami models. After a successful launch of her website, http://www.kusudama.me, she unwittingly developed a fan base from around the world. Bolstered by worldwide interest and support for her origami explorations and inspired by origami artists such as Tomoko Fuse and Robert Lang, Ekaterina has gathered some of her favorite models to share in her first book on modular origami: Kusudama Origami. Ekaterina Lukasheva was born in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from Lomonosov MSU, receiving her PhD four years later. She lives with her husband Boris and their cat Eva.
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For those who are just learning about modular origami and its construction, the author has created a section dedicated to modular assembly, leading the folder through how to construct different forms, alongside helpful hints to help them succeed. And while it is a small thing, this is one of the first origami books I have seen that offers hints on which models look best using gradient, patterned or duotone papers at a glance -- something very helpful for beginners, especially.
Don't be fooled -- this book isn't just for beginners! the author has of course included many more challenging models for her experienced folding audience, and it comes through that she has put a great deal of thought into clearly communicating even the more complex models as simply as the easier ones in her careful diagramming and notes.
The photos are breathtaking and the designs are delightful. The assemblies are reasonably stable without glue for moderate handling. I highly recommend the book.
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Beautiful models, clear and well arranged diagrams, nicely organised informations - 100% satisfaction... :o)