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New Expression in Origami Art

Masterworks from 25 Leading Paper Artists

New Expression in Origami Art
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Author Meher MacArthur
Author Robert J. Lang
Price JPY 3,300
ISBN 978-0-80484677-6
Format 190x252mm 192pages Hardcover
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Description

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 in terms of 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 moreā€¦
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 artform by showing how subtle shapes and figures could be created from a single sheet of paper though 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 techniques such as wet folding, curved creasing, tessellating and the application of alternative materials besides paper.

About the Author:
Meher McArthur is a freelance Asian art curator, author and educator. She has curated many Asian art exhibitions, and her publications include Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols; The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Styles; An ABC of What Art Can Be; Confucius: A Throneless King and Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami, which she co-authored with Robert J. Lang. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.

Foreword by:
Dr. Robert J. Lang, a student of origami for over 40 years, is recognized as one of the world's leading masters of the art and one of the pioneers of the marriage or origami with mathematics and science. He has authored or co-authored 13 books and lectures widely on origami and its applications.

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