New Expressions in Origami Art Masterworks from 25 Leading Paper Artists
This origami art book features the work of 25 contemporary master folders who are among the most innovative origami artists working today. They are pushing the boundaries of origami vigorously in new directions concerning style, scale, materials, subject, and scope. This elite group includes:
- Joel Cooper
- Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine
- Paul Jackson
- Beth Johnson
- Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
- Robert J. Lang
- Linda Mihara
- Bernie Peyton
- Richard Sweeney
- And many more…
The stunning photos and brilliant essays in this book demonstrate why origami is now an international art movement–largely through the efforts and artistic genius of a few contemporary masters. The trailblazing efforts of Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa elevated paper folding to an art form by showing how subtle shapes and figures could be created from a single sheet of paper through a variety of non-traditional folding techniques.
Artists in other parts of the world–including the United States, France, England, China, and Scandinavia–took Yoshizawa’s cue and pushed these techniques further and further. The result has been the emergence of many new and surprising sculptural forms created through methods such as wet folding, curved creasing, tessellating, and the application of alternative materials besides paper.
The stunning photography and interesting information on artists, exhibitions, and inspirations, make this the perfect coffee table book or gift for any art lover.