The Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques

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9781561380633: The Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques

Visually describes techniques for origami, papier mache, and other paper crafts, features finished examples by leading craftspeople, and includes practical projects

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Venturing far beyond traditional origami, this "encyclopedia" offers a full scope of ideas for this versatile medium. Part One explains step-by-step techniques for origami, pop-ups, paper sculpture, papier-mâché, papermaking, decoupage, model making, quilling, and weaving. Part Two is a gallery of spectacular artwork by a multitude of paper artists employing various techniques, from complicated origami animals to elaborate woven shapes to intricate cut-paper "paintings" to room-size paper architecture bordering on sculptural furniture. A beginner should achieve some degree of success with the majority of the techniques, though many appear to require practice before the elaborate level of artistry evident in the beautiful color photos can be reached. Still, just browsing through the artists' gallery should prove inspirational.

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Titling this book an encyclopedia is somewhat misleading, since it is not a reference book in dictionary format. It is instead a survey guide in two parts: techniques, consisting of the basic procedures of origami, paper sculpture, papier-mache, papermaking, and quilling; and themes, consisting of an exhibit of works by artists in paper. The techniques section is well illustrated with line drawings and photographs and includes a few step-by-step projects. The theme section has color photographs of finished works with descriptive annotations. This is a much more colorful book than most papercraft books and is an excellent source of ideas. Recommended for public library collections.
- Constance Ashmore Fairchild, Univ. of Illinois Lib., Urbana-Champaign
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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