Michael LaFosse’s Origami Butterflies: Elegant Designs from a Master Folder
Michael LaFosse’s Origami Butterflies presents 26 original projects from LaFosse’s extensive butterfly and moth repertoire. These elegant forms-each created from a single square sheet of paper without cutting or glue-showcase the versatility of the folding system. All are deceptively simple, yet provide a solid foundation for creative flights of fancy in the hands of an experienced folder.
“You cannot go wrong with any book by these authors, much less with this delightful collection of origami butterflies!” -Origami Spirit blog
“Within a couple of days I folded over a dozen butterflies from the book. It meant less sleep than I need to stay sane, but one or two nights of that are okay. Anyone who’s visited an origami convention can probably relate. And it was so immensely fun and energizing to fold those absolutely amazing butterflies.” -Origami USA
“Noted origami experts LaFosse and Alexander focus on folded-paper butterflies in this elegant how-to guide. After presenting the basic architecture for an origami butterfly, the authors provide a number of variations, most named after well-known origami enthusiasts. Fully illustrated step-by-step directions for each butterfly are included, and five hours of video instruction are provided on the enclosed DVDs.”- Library Journal
|Dimensions||216 × 280 mm|
Michael G. LaFosse
Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for decades and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and the only place in the world specializing in hand papermaking for the origami artist. LaFosse co-curated Origami Now!, a wildly popular, year-long exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. He was also prominently featured in the recent, Peabody Award-winning film, Between the Folds, by Vanessa Gould. Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio with Michael G. LaFosse in 1996. He has been the chief papermaker since 2003 and is a frequent collaborator with other famous paper artists. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and over 70 books, kits and videos about paper and paper arts.
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