Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami
Title: Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami
Author: Meher McArthur, Robert J. Lang
CRAFTS PAPER MCA
A companion guide to the exhibition of the same name chronicles the evolution of the art of paper folding in both the East and West and explore the intersection of art and science in origami.
Thanks to pioneering masters such as Dr. Robert J. Lang, origami has transcended its humble roots as a traditional Japanese papercraft to take a place among the global fine arts. In Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami, Dr. Lang and Asian art curator Meher McArthur chronicle origami’s remarkable evolution and showcases the widespread applications of paper folding solutions in the fields of contemporary mathematics, engineering, design, and the international peace movement.
Based around a groundbreaking museum show by the same name, Folding Paper features the work of more than forty leading origami artists from around the world, including Brian Chan, Erik Joisel, Erik and Martin Demaine, Tomoko Fuse, Daniel Kwan, Michael LaFosse, Jeannine Moseley, and Akira Yoshizawa. Combining Dr. Lang’s and McArthur’s illuminating narrative history with lavish color photographs of more than sixty breathtaking works—from Joel Cooper’s haunting Cyrus mask to Linda Tomoko Mihara’s delicate Crane Cube to Eric Joisel’s lifelike Pangolin model—Folding Paper is an enthralling introduction to the contemporary art of paper folding.