By Michael G. Please check the audio and video specifications of your ebook reader before downloading any additional content. Our designing and authoring efforts at Origamido Studio have resulted in more than 75 publications to date, and if one were to ask Michael which was his favorite, he would not hesitate to say Advanced Origami. The reasons are many. First, this set of projects enables Michael to tell his story through a handful of his most beloved signature creations.
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By Michael G. Please check the audio and video specifications of your ebook reader before downloading any additional content. Our designing and authoring efforts at Origamido Studio have resulted in more than 75 publications to date, and if one were to ask Michael which was his favorite, he would not hesitate to say Advanced Origami.
The reasons are many. First, this set of projects enables Michael to tell his story through a handful of his most beloved signature creations. It is true that what was considered advanced when this book was first written is not as complex as what people consider advanced today.
But rather than solely demanding technical prowess, these projects also challenge the folder to impart the touch of the artist. Doing so successfully truly separates the advanced folder from the pack. Adding that finishing touch is one area where the newly added video clips communicate so beautifully what words and diagrams just cannot do. Indeed, this was the first book that we know of that included custom papermaking instructions for the origami artist.
As Michael was developing his creative folding talents, commercially available paper was particularly frustrating for him to fold. His artistic needs forced him to learn how to make his own paper, custom-engineered to be perfect for each subject.
Third, Michael named our studio by selecting the Japanese contraction Origamido , literally, fold-paper-school. Expanding on the do aspect, which also connotes the path, way, journey or lifelong commitment to the folded paper arts, he revisits favorite subjects that are near and dear to his heart.
Those are the subjects he often plays, just as a musician rehearses favorite selections for a lifetime. Practice is the stuff of mastery. Finally, and against my advice, in this book Michael has shared his long-researched hand papermaking recipes with the public. The history of origami, or paperfolding, is widely recounted in books. What is not often said is that origami art is a relatively modern medium.
It is, indeed, a more modern form of art than painting, music, sculpture or any other classical medium of artistic expression that comes to mind. It is so recent, in fact, that only in the last century has origami become a truly creative and expressive medium for both decorative and artistic purposes.
Initially, origami designs were passed from one generation to another. Today, advances in publishing, travel and electronic communications have aided and sped up the sharing of technical and artistic ideas in origami.
With the aid of printing, photographs, video, DVD and computers, origami designs are no longer limited by the memory of the teacher and modern designs have become increasingly more complex.
Wilbur the Piglet was folded freestyle from a single inch Michael was so taken by a live piglet trotting across its pen while on display at the Topsfield Fair that he produced numerous gesture sketches, and even made special pigskin paper for this model. These new tools have also allowed the origami community to overcome certain technical problems in paperfolding. Since many origami artists consider the use of cutting and pasting to be cheating, these techniques are not encouraged.
Through the concerted efforts of the origami community, the technical problems of creating models of any complexity with folding only—no cuts—has been resolved. After half a century of development, these technical challenges have melted away. Now it seems that there is no subject that cannot be rendered without cuts. Just as origami designs have evolved, so has origami paper. Nowadays, hundreds of varieties of origami papers are available in a wide range of colors, patterns, textures, thicknesses and sizes.
This reflects a greater demand for ready-to-use papers that are better suited to the vast new collections of origami projects published every year. This is certainly a welcome boon to the hobby.
There are relatively few origami artists folding at this higher level, and such advanced projects require paper with more finely defined qualities. The papers that we have been able to produce have enabled other designers to push paperfolding technology to extreme limits. The designs of Robert Lang, Satoshi Kamiya, Daniel Robinson and others have, in turn, led us to produce papers that are even thinner and stronger. This co-evolution of designs and materials is likely to continue in exciting, unforeseen ways.
We can now fold origami creations with acid-free papers, made from high-quality fiber, which can last for generations with minimal care. And with present-day hand papermaking techniques, you can make your own incredibly strong acid-free paper of any desired size and thickness, colored specifically for whatever design you can imagine.
Many advanced models are folded with methods that are not easily shown in diagrams, resulting in origami publications on video and DVD. Other advanced works are often depicted only as crease patterns with a photo of the final model, rather than individual step-by-step drawings, since most people are simply curious about the method and only accomplished folders ever attempt to fold them.
The basic fold or base for Wilbur the Piglet is actually quite simple, as shown in this crease pattern. The trick with any origami model is to breathe life into the subject with a loose, lyrical handling of the final shaping that only wet-folding allows. This convergence of technological advances in making strong, thin archival paper with the advanced computer and information tools for sophisticated origami design has resulted in truly amazing works of folded paper art.
This is, indeed, the golden age of origami art, since many of the best artists of this genre are still alive today. Most have practiced their art within the last few decades, and this explosion of documented origami designs is now evident in print as well as on the Internet, where a search of the word origami yields thousands of offerings. The many advances in the technology of origami design and paper have enabled the origami community to focus on origami as a form of art.
Carving in wood, stone, ice, glass or plastic is subtractive: material is removed to reveal the final form. Building from sand, clay, metal, wood, plastic, glass or paper is additive: materials are brought together to produce the final sculpture. Single-sheet origami is metamorphic: nothing is subtracted or added. Origami is engineering, and every piece of origami represents a puzzle to those who have never seen anything like it before.
Because of this, viewers ask, How was this done? But some origami sculptures manage to go beyond this surface reaction to convey a deeper message to the viewer. Like any work of art, these pieces are a rare treasure and the viewer will not be so concerned with how it was accomplished. This is what I strive for in my own work, and what I enjoy most in the best works of my peers.
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From shimmering hummingbirds to magnificent bats, from a stunning panther mask to graceful sea turtles, Michael G. LaFosse's complex and beautiful origami projects are well known around the world.
Focusing on models from nature, Advanced Origami provides unparalleled instruction on how to create master-class level 3D origami paper folding projects. The origami designs are challenging—they require some folding experience—but the results are more origami art than craft. Paper folders will create projects that can be displayed or given as gifts. Sophisticated origami or paper crafts fans will appreciate the unique origami designs along with complete detailed instructions and easy-to-follow color photos and diagrams.
Advanced Origami also features information on paper selection and preparation, advanced techniques such as "wet folding" and making your own paper. This origami book contains: page, full-color book 15 original and challenging projects Step-by-step instructions Colorful diagrams and photographs Advanced techniques and tips In recent years origami has evolved beyond simple folding and creasing into a true art form akin to sculpture.
For those seeking to learn origami at such a level, Advanced Origami provides all the essential information and techniques. Soon you will be able to design and fold your own origami sculptures! Related Categories. LaFosse and Richard L. You must have an internet connection. Click the link below or copy paste the URL to your web browser.
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Unfortunately, our live origami classes, cultural demonstrations, and math presentations in schools, libraries, and museums have all been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will certainly miss being with you in person. We specialize in original fine art, mostly of natural history subjects, and collaborate with other origami designers and fine artists to produce artworks of folded, custom, hand-made papers, exhibited at major showings of origami fine art around the world. In addition to our fine art origami , we provide paper folding instruction at our studio and on location , and papermaking lessons , as well as custom origami design and exhibit services and origami art for advertising. We develop and publish our origami designs , including shooting and editing our own instructional video folding productions.
Advanced Origami: An Artist's Guide to Performances in Paper
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