Are you someone who loves origami? I will freely admit, I love going to Pinterest and looking at the beautiful origami art made by so many artists. It is just amazing to me, seeing the amount of detail people can do just by folding paper. While origami started becoming very popular when I was a child, it seems to have especially taken off the last few years, with people all over the world creating such beautiful masterpieces featuring a variety of different animals, household items, and I have even seen some with people. As someone who loves it, I was excited when I had the opportunity to learn how to create origami myself in a new book I got for review – Extraordinary Origami: 20 Projects from Contemporary North American Masters.
Extraordinary Origami: What Is It?
Are you looking for a fun book to learn how to make origami at home? If so, we think you will love Extraordinary Origami: 20 Projects from Contemporary North American Masters. Here is what the publisher has to say about this new book:
Award winning artists show how to fold their most remarkable creations in Extraordinary Origami!
- 20 origami masterpieces including frogs, birds, butterflies, pandas, and more
- 18 award-winning American origami artists including Neal Elias, Peter Engel, Michael LaFosse, Robert J. Lang, Jeremy Shafer, and more
- Step-by-step folding sequences, instructions, and vivid photos for each project
- Wide variety of artistic approaches are illustrated, covering a wide range of topics
- QR codes for each project connect to instant video tutorials with the artists
This book features 20 outstanding showpieces from contemporary American Grand Masters, including Neal Elias, Peter Engel, Michael LaFosse, Robert J. Lang, Jeremy Shafer, and more.
Intermediate and advanced origami practitioners will discover how to create impressive paper folding sculptures ranging from frogs, bees, butterflies, and blackbirds to a giant panda, a classic harlequin, and a Santa Claus scene. Step-by-step folding sequences, specific instructions, and vivid color photographs are provided for each project.
Illustrating a wide variety of artistic approaches, each masterpiece includes a QR code linking to a video tutorial with the artist.
The United States has some the greatest origami masters in the world, and inside Extraordinary Origami, these American Grand Master origami artists show how to fold their most remarkable creations!
Extraordinary Origami: Our Thoughts
I will freely admit, I have absolutely fallen in love with all the beautiful origami projects featured in this book. This book features how to make a variety of gorgeous pieces of art, ranging from animals such as panda bears to even creating Santa with a bag of gifts. Of course, some projects are harder than others (which they are very good about rating by experience levels) but include gorgeous, detailed pictures and videos. Honestly, these masters make origami creation so approachable, allowing adults and children alike to experience creating fun pieces of art at home featuring their favorite animals or just as fun decorations for the holidays. After going through this book and taking in the directions and examples, I can’t wait to start making some of the holiday origami, especially during the Christmas season to brighten up our home. If you are serious about creating origami, I highly recommend getting a copy of Extraordinary Origami: 20 Projects from Contemporary North American Masters.
Extraordinary Origami: Where to Purchase?
Would you like to purchase this book for yourself or someone you know? You can pre-order Extraordinary Origami on Amazon.com for only $19.99. Make sure to check out this awesome book today – we think you will love it as much as us!
June S. says
(Extraordinary Origami Book Review) Wow! That is some really good looking origami magic. My husband has been doing different origami now for years. He has gotten pretty good at it too.
Mia Rose says
I have a granddaughter who has taught herself origami and is so good at it. I am not but this would make a super gift for her.
Deborah D says
I am not crafty at all. This book would be way over my head. My mother would love it though.