Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies

Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies

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Whimsical, exquisite and fragile, butterflies and moths have enchanted and inspired people for centuries. Origami artist Michael G. LaFosse is no exception. His original butterfly paper-folding techniques are a dramatic new development in origamia€”which some have hailed as the most important advance in origami since the first paper cranes appeared centuries ago. Hundreds of LaFosse butterflies have been featured in exhibitions around the world and his iconic designs are now eagerly sought and widely imitated by folding enthusiasts everywhere. Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies presents 26 original projects from LaFosse's extensive butterfly and moth repertoire, including all his personal favorites. This collection has many rarely-seen designs, and several of the models illustrate new technical and design achievements made possible by the ingenious qLaFosse Origami Butterfly Folding System.q These elegant formsa€”each created from a single square sheet of paper without cutting or gluea€”showcase the versatility of the folding system. All are deceptively simple, yet provide a solid foundation for creative flights of fancy in the hands of an experienced folder. Clear step-by-step instructions show you how to make literally hundreds of different variations by making small adjustments to a few key folds! Whether dry-folded from recycled candy wrappers or wet-folded from expensive handmade papers, these designs exemplify the best aspects of the paper folder's art today. This exciting new book with accompanying DVD represents the culmination of a lifetime of designing and perfecting the art of origami butterflies. It contains everything you need to create your own unique collection! Butterflies include:A Butterfly for Vanessa GouldThe Butterfly for Robert LangA Butterfly for Eric JoiselA Swallowtail for Guy KawasakiThe Boston ButterflyThe Mudarri Luna MothArt papers are formed from stronger fibers and so they are more durable when wet-folding. ... Although many university arts programs have hand paper-making equipment, and although student labor is less expensive, fine art origami paper making is still a relatively new ... Ifyou cana#39;tgetto one in person, Paper or plastic?

Title:Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies
Author:Michael LaFosse, Richard Alexander
Publisher:Tuttle Publishing - 2014-08-12


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