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Akira yoshizawa, japan's greatest origami master: featuring over 60 models and 1000 diagrams

Type Origami (Paper Folding)

Description This beautiful origami book is the first comprehensive survey of the extraordinary work of Akira Yoshizawa. In addition to 60 models from his private collection, it features over 1,000 original drawings by the artist, and English translations of his writings in Japanese on origami, all of which are published here for the very first time. 

Contents  Origami projects include:

  • The Koinobori and the Helmet

  • Butterflies of Every Kind

  • Fairy Tale Crowns and Caps

  • The Lion Mask

  • The Tengu Masks

About The Artist  Master Akira Yoshizawa was a true innovator who played a seminal role in the rebirth of origami in the modern world. He served as a bridge between past and present—between the ancient traditional craft and the development of origami as a contemporary practice—inventing new techniques and in preserving the traditional Japanese forms.

About Origami  The art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques