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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:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   510g
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

This book helps answer the question - What can I fold from this interesting scrap of paper?. Origami enthusiast tend to save interesting paper, waiting for the right design to come along. In Trash Origami LaFosse and Alexander collected designs that prominently feature the paper they're folded from. [...] The DVD that comes with the kit contains full video instructions for each and every single project in the book. It's hard to beat Michael LaFosse's teaching videos - they are very well executed, with over-the-shoulder views and good lighting, and he takes care in explaining every move in detail, while giving many tips and tricks, discussing the background of the designs and more. --Gilad's Origami Page blog Save the Earth while maintaining your creativity. We all know how much garbage we throw out every day, whether we actually throw it in the trash or recycle it. Well, now you can keep that garbage and get crafty with it! Trash Origami is the coolest book I've seen lately. Don't throw it out - fold it up! --Christine Weiher, Editor, blog My new favorite origami fold is called Ali's Folded Dish. Attractive and practical, the design is solid and easily folded. An 8 1/4 square folds into a 5 x 5 x 2 deep dish that stacks neatly. Brings new meaning to the term paper plates. The design is from Trash Origami 25 Exciting Paper Models You Can Make with Recycled Trash by Michael G. LaFosse & Richard L. Alexander. Reuse pretty or interesting bits of paper from your recycling bin. I used origami paper. A professional DVD Video is included. --Handmade By Deb blog 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 A fun, instructive guide showing how to turn trash into origami. --Architectural Record

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