Kirigami Menagerie: 38 Paper Animals to Copy, Cut & Fold

Kirigami Menagerie: 38 Paper Animals to Copy, Cut & Fold

by Hiroshi Hayakawa

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Kirigami Menagerie: 38 Paper Animals to Copy, Cut & Fold by Hiroshi Hayakawa

In origami, a flat piece of paper is folded to create a dimensional object. Similarly, in traditional Japanese kirigami, paper is folded, cut, and unfolded to reveal complex patterns—like a paper snowflake. Here, author Hiroshi Hayakawa has ingeniously combined these two techniques to create a charming menagerie of 38 animals, from flocks of sheep and swirling dragons to stampeding ostriches and pandas in a bamboo grove.

Full-size templates are provided to photocopy onto the card stock of your choice. And for added whimsy, readers can download a fence pattern or textured patterns at www.larkbooks.com. Each project is introduced with a humorous limerick and supported by colorful, modern photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600593185
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Japan, HIROSHI HAYAKAWA moved to the United States in 1991 to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design. After earning BFAs in Photography and Fine Arts, he received his MFA in Photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Today, he teaches drawing and mixed-media photography. His photography is represented by the Sherrie Gallerie in Columbus, Ohio, and can be viewed at www.absolutearts.com and www.sherriegallerie.com.

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Kirigami Menagerie: 38 Paper Animals to Copy, Cut & Fold 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Nimby95 More than 1 year ago
This book might be fine for someone highly experienced at the craft (I'm not sure since I am not one of them). I was expecting something far less complicated and more playful. Instead it is very complicated and seems more like a chore than fun.