Geometric Origami Kit

Origami
$16.95
Current Stock:
SKU:
9784805311509
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9784805311509
Format:
Paperback & Kit
Date Published:
10/10/2011
Illustrations:
includes DVD; 64-pp. 6 X 6 booklet; 120 sheets of 3 1/3 and 48 sheets of 6" folding paper"
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
10 X 7

This impressive origami kit contains everything you need to create beautiful, geometric origami sculptures.

Art and math intertwine in exciting and complex new ways in Geometric Origami Kit. World renowned origami artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander bring you this paper craft kit where folding a piece of paper creates a new and wondrous origami object. In Geometric Origami, the initial folds are easily created, but once the basic building blocks are ready, the intricate combining of these pieces form new geometric origami sculptures that interlock into interchangeable origami puzzles. Ideal for demonstrating the sophistication and wonder of geometry, they can also be great conversation starting decorations for the home or office. This kit and DVD provide the beginning folder with a series of fun, modular origami projects that represent a wide variety of subjects and techniques.

This origami kit includes:
  • Full-color 64-page book
  • Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams
  • DVD with video tutorial
  • 120 sheets of durable authentic origami paper
  • A variety of different colors
At a glance, Geometric Origami may seem too difficult to attempt, but once the methods are broken down and explained they are quite simple and can be completed by children and or beginning origami students. The intricate, multi-paper origami sculptures will put your paper folding skills on a whole new level and are excellent for use in the classroom, for art, math or geometry investigations.

Origami projects include:
  • Compass Star
  • Aster
  • Lightning Bolt Octahedron
  • Butterfly Ball
  • Picture Cube
  • Modular Crane
  • Sonobe Module and Cube
  • Magic Rose Cube


About the Author:
Origami Master Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for over 40 years, 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. Author of many books and videotapes relating to paperfolding and hand papermaking, LaFosse produces fine paper art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. He was prominently featured in the recent Peabody Award-winning documentary, Between the Folds.

Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, where he is the chief papermaker. As a designer his specialties have included biology (systems ecology) and landscape architecture. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.