New Expressions in Origami Art
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.
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 the 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, makes this the perfect coffee table book or gift for any art lover.
- 192 pages
The Tuttle Publishing company was founded in 1832 in the small New England town of Rutland, Vermont — making it one of the oldest American publishers in operation today. Their core values remain as strong today as they were then—to publish best-in-class books which bring people together one page at a time. Since 1948, when the company established a publishing outpost in Japan, Tuttle has become a leader in producing English-language books about the arts, languages and cultures of Asia.
Size: 8.5 x 10.5"