Marc Kirschenbaum is one of the world’s leading origami artists, and in Creative Origami Kit, he shares an array of impressive origami projects that can be folded in just a few minutes. Kirschenbaum’s models look like complex constructions that would normally stump a beginner, but eight of these fifteen surprisingly simple creations follow the innovative “Pureland” origami system. Pioneered by English artist John Smith, Pureland origami uses only simple mountain and valley folds in order to make paper folding easier for beginners and impaired folders.
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Marc Kirschenbaum is a top origami artist who's been practicing his art since the 1970s. He has covered a wide variety of subjects and styles from the wonderfully simple to the unbelievably complex. His works are on display in many museums and exhibitions around the world, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, the Mingei International Museum, and Hangar-7. Kirschenbaum's models have also been featured in many books, magazines, and periodicals. Marc is an active member of OrigamiUSA, serving on the administrative council and directing the production of many of its publications.
Photographer, Araldo De Luca, who lives and works in Rome, is one of the most highly esteemed art photographers in the world. He complements his visual-narrative language with the skillful use of lighting, and has created a collection of about 80,000 superior art images. He has published in various languages and throughout the world more than 30 photographic books, including the bestselling The Treasures of Ancient Egypt.
These kits feature beautiful folding papers in a variety of Japanese patterns and step-by-step folding instructions of origami models-everything you need to create amazing origami art! The ancient art of origami originated in Japan, where it was steeped in tradition. The 4 models presented in this kit include several with strong symbolic meanings, as well as those which have practical uses, and those that are just for fun.
The included book opens with an illustrated history of origami that highlights master folders and traces the evolution of this pastime and art form up until the present day.
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The Tuttle Publishing Company was established in 1948 in Rutland, Vermont, and Tokyo, Japan, and is today regarded as a premier publisher and seller of books rooted in Asian culture, language, and history.
The company's founder, Charles Egbert Tuttle, Jr., after graduating Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University felt his call of duty and joined the US military. Tuttle was sent to serve under General MacArthur’s staff in Japan immediately following World War II. His primary mission was a post-war revival of the Japanese Publishing Industry. Tuttle remained in Japan after honorable discharge and began to lay the foundation for what was soon to be the birth of Tuttle Publishing.
ORIGAMI HEART is the story of Xavier Kidd, probably the most beautiful boy ever to walk the earth. After years of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse at the hands of his trick-turning, waitress mother and her heroin junky boyfriend, Xavier learns the nature of duality and with a heart as big as heaven and filled with wanderlust, he runs away from his past - hoping to embrace a bright, yet unknown future. ORIGAMI HEART is about the fictions that we create in our own minds as an escape from the pains in our lives. It is a must read for anyone who has gone through trauma, dissociated, or simply yearns to understand the darker sides of life.
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