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Trash Origami: 25 Exciting Folded Projects You Can Make with Recycled Paper

Michael G LaFosse Richard L. Alexander



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01 May 2015
Origami & paper engineering; Children's & Educational; Origami
Don't dump your wastepaper into the garbage-it's time to fold! World renowned origami artists and award-winning authors Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander show you the way with Trash Origami. This origami book presents unique and fun projects from their Origamido Studio and from some of the world's best paper designers, including Nick Robinson, Herman Van Goubergen, and Rona Gurkewitz.

The origami models are presented for the reader who may have little or no previous folding experience, making it a great origami-for-kids book and an effective way to learn origami. However, experienced paper folders will also be intrigued by the novel nature of the folds and the unusual materials involved. The origami designs are made from old calendar pages, candy wrappers, envelopes, newspaper, postcards, paper grocery bags and more. The accompanying DVD video tutorial will make the folding process clearer and aid folders of all skill levels. Also provided is a guide to everyday materials that have the most folding potential leaving readers inspired to design and display their very own trash origami.
By:   Michael G LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   Japan
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9784805313527
ISBN 10:   4805313528
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   01 May 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Origami master Michael G. LaFosse is the co-founder of 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 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. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.

Reviews for Trash Origami: 25 Exciting Folded Projects You Can Make with Recycled Paper

In this colorfully illustrated book using heavyweight glossy sheets, 25 different origami productions are clearly explained, diagrammed, and photographed. While the patterns presented are cleverly attractive, the novelty exploited in this volume is the use of recyclable raw materials in place of the traditional origami paper. -- Sacramento Book Review

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