The Art of Origami Books
This inspiring guide takes the reader on a journey deep into the fascinating world of the art of origami books.
Packed with illustrative examples by renowned international artists and paper folders, we are introduced to different folding and cutting techniques for constructing such as origami, kirigami, leporello and the Turkish map fold while a wealth of practical easy-to-follow folding templates and diagrams motivate us to try them ourselves. This repertoire of shapes and structures is intended for artists, visual artists and teachers, as well as for lovers of handmade objects, scrapbooking and creative hobbies. Here you will find useful tools at the service of your imagination, as well as detailed explanations of the methods and creative processes of sixty working artists and creators from all over the world. With more than one hundred models, many of them previously unpublished, the book is a synthesis of classic origami and kirigami folds and arrangements of folds used for creating unusual books and booklets without binding, as well as the folding and cutting techniques that made them possible. While the models shown often use traditional origami and kirigami bases such as square and preliminary triangle bases and lotus and diamond folds, the reader is also exposed to ones that have been customized and reinvented. Jean-Charles Trebbi, author of The Art of Folding and The Art of the Cutting, takes the reader on an instructive tour of the various approaches of creators whose impressive artistry and craft have resulted in surprising, beautiful, eclectic and effective book forms. We learn about Masahiro Chatani, the inventor of Origamic Architecture; Shuzo Fujimoto, one of the pioneers of origami tessellation; and a host of contemporary masters including Martin Wall, Paul Jackson, David Brill, Bruno Munari, Katsumi Komagata, Ed Hutchins, Paul Johnson, Hedi Kyle, Werner Pfeiffer, Alisa Golden, Joan Michaels Paque, and many others. With numerous templates for copying, the Art of Origami Books will inspire you to handle paper in new and inventive ways while exploring the many exciting possibilities of this ancient craft yourself.