Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master: Featuring Over 60 Models And 1000 Diagrams By The Master by Akira YoshizawaAkira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master: Featuring Over 60 Models And 1000 Diagrams By The Master by Akira Yoshizawa

Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master: Featuring Over 60 Models And 1000 Diagrams By The…

byAkira YoshizawaIntroduction byRobert J. LangPreface byKiyo Yoshizawa

Hardcover | October 21, 2016

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This collection of projects by the father of modern origami" contains detailed instructions for 60 of the master's original works.Master origami artist 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. In fact, the notational system of diagrams widely used today to indicate how models are folded was developed mainly by him. Above all, Yoshizawa was responsible for elevating origami to the status of an art form.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.Origami projects include: - The Koinobori and the Helmet - Butterflies of Every Kind - Fairy Tale Crowns and Caps - The Lion Mask - The Tengu Masks - and much more! Akira Yoshizawa also contains an explanation of the Master's personal philosophy of origami by Yoshizawa's widow, Kiyo Yoshizawa and an insightful introduction from Robert Lang, a leading artist and exponent of origami art in the West."
Born in 1911,Akira Yoshizawa is the father of modern origami. The publication of his first collection of models in the early 1950s caused a major sensation. In 1954, he founded the International Origami Centre in Tokyo. In 1955, his original works were exhibited for the first time at a show in Amsterdam, an enormously successful event ...
Title:Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master: Featuring Over 60 Models And 1000 Diagrams By The…Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.84 inPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4805313935

ISBN - 13:9784805313930

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Akira Yoshizawa was, and still is, the acknowledged master of modern origami. In this magnificent book, you can discover his ideas, philosophy and artistry, and you can fold his designs from his own meticulous instructions." -David Brill, author of Brilliant Origami and vice president of the British Origami Society"As I fold, Yoshizawa Sensei is telling me 'Too much detail, let the paper express the essence.' He is trying to let me hear the silence in my creations. I can only dream of succeeding like he did." -Bernie Peyton, author of Eco-Origami and curator of Origami Universe"Akira Yoshizawa is known as the 'Grandfather of Origami' and with good cause. His revolutionary work set the foundations for modern origami and his quest to capture the true essence of the subject has led to a far deeper understanding of what is truly important about origami. His models are not highly technical, but even expert folders find it almost impossible to capture the subject as well as the Master. His influence on origami cannot be overstated and he is revered by the creative giants of the paper-folding world who have followed in his footsteps." -Nick Robinson, professional artist and author of many best-selling books on origami"Paper artists interested in reproducing masterworks of origami and learning techniques from an expert will be drawn to this lovely retrospective." - Library Journal "If you buy just one origami book this year, buy this one. Yoshizawa-sensei's work stands unchallenged at the pinnacle of origami achievement and this new collection should be required reading for any student of the art." -Paul Jackson: origami artist, author"Akira Yoshizawa is the father of the modern art of origami. This monumental collection of his work is beautiful and breathtaking." -Robert J. Lang, origami artist/consultant and author of Origami Design Secrets "Yoshikawa was a true pioneer, an incomparable genius whose work was well ahead of its time. With timeless beauty, elegance, and creativity, his work continues to inspire creators and folders around the world. Akira Yoshizawa: The Art of Origami is a beautiful and comprehensive tribute to this unparalleled grandmaster of origami." -Beth Johnson, origami designer"This book celebrates the art and craftsmanship of origami by surveying the life and career of Akira Yoshizawa (1911-2005), widely considered the father of modern origami, who pioneered techniques and notational systems widely used today." - Publishers Weekly "