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Michael Lafosse's Origami Butterflies Paperback – 20 Jun 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Age Range: 8 years and up
  • Publisher: Tuttle Shokai Inc; Pap/DVD edition (20 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4805312262
  • ISBN-13: 978-4805312261
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This beautiful and inviting book of nature-inspired art showcases LaFosse and Alexander's mastery as both artists and educators."--Jane Winchell, curator of "Origami Now!" and director of the Art & Nature Center at the Peabody Essex Museum

"This book contains exquisite origami models, easy-to-follow diagrams, beautiful photography and a remarkably insightful view of the world of origami and its people, lovingly and elegantly expressed."--Russell Cashdollar, origami designer and author

"These beautiful designs are simple enough for origami novices, yet their charm and elegance will appeal to serious enthusiasts. With the 'LaFosse Butterfly Folding System, ' origami butterfly design is limited only by your imagination."--Ronald Koh, origami designer and author

"You cannot go wrong with any book by these authors, much less with this delightful collection of origami butterflies!" --Origami Spirit blog

"The combination of butterflies, origami and Michael LaFosse cannot be anything but magical. I guarantee that this book will enchant you." --Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment and former Chief Evangelist at Apple

"This book lends itself well to folders of all levels--including but definitely not exclusively for beginners. The designs are beautiful, elegant, a total eye-catcher." --The Fold blog

"Within a couple of days I folded over a dozen butterflies from the book. It meant less sleep than I need to stay sane, but one or two nights of that are okay. Anyone who's visited an origami convention can probably relate. And it was so immensely fun and

"LaFosse and Alexander have built up an enviable reputation for producing top quality origami products, carefully and expertly crafted for folders of all levels. Their work is an inspiration." --Nick Robinson, author of Origami Kit For Dummies

"These pages present a kaleidoscope of colorful origami butterflies. The authors uphold the philosophy of Akira Yoshizawa sensei, who opened LaFosse's eyes to origami's endless possibilities, which you can now also explore." --Dave Brill, former P

"LaFosse and Alexander have observed and passionately captured the essence of the butterfly with their exceptional designs. These magnificent butterflies undergo their metamorphosis in the authors' hands." --Reiko Nishioka, Director of Education a

"Noted origami experts LaFosse and Alexander focus on folded-paper butterflies in this elegant how-to guide. After presenting the basic architecture for an origami butterfly, the authors provide a number of variations, most named after well-known origami

Book Description

Fold beautiful papercraft butterflies with this easy origami book.

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 origami—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 original paper folding projects from LaFosse's extensive butterfly and moth repertoire, including all his personal favorites. This collection has many rarely-seen origami designs, and several of the models illustrate new technical and design achievements made possible by the ingenious "LaFosse Origami butterfly Folding System." 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.

This origami book contains

  • 112 page, full color book
  • 26 original designs
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Colorful diagrams and pictures
  • Advanced paper folding techniques and tips
  • Accompanying DVD
These elegant forms—each created from a single square sheet of paper without cutting or glue—showcase the versatility of the origami 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 paper 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.

Origami butterflies include:
  • A butterfly for Vanessa Gould
  • The butterfly for Robert Lang
  • A butterfly for Eric Joisel
  • A Swallowtail for Guy Kawasaki
  • The boston butterfly
  • The Mudarri Luna Moth

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