Saturday, April 9, 2016

Michael LaFosse's Origami Airplanes by Michael G. LaFosse & Richard L. Alexander

The book, Michael LaFosse's Origami Airplanes by Michael G. LaFosse, and Richard L. Alexander is a terrific book and DVD on creating airplanes. There are many to choose from and it's not a large book, but a simple one with many different easy to make airplanes that can take flight indoors or out. The styles and designs are excellent and can be done with any color paper. The total of planes that can be made is 28 different types.
There are so many cute plane ideas that can be created and actually thrown into the air to fly!
I always had fun as a child creating one certain type and trying to do more, but never knew the many other styles I could make. Until I read this book, I have now many other types that can take flight and be created in all sorts of colored papers, which are included.
The directions are simple, step by step. The photos are easy to follow and learn how to create these planes. However, with origami and this book, you can keep on creating anytime anyplace. After you learn a few, it's easy to remake them easily as they are easy to follow and do.
I think it's a great book and so much fun for children or adults who love planes. I really enjoy the different types and the fun that I can have flying my own origami plane, indoors or out.
Information About The Authors:
Michael G. LaFosse decided he would be an origami artist in 1971, after reading (and re-reading) a Readers' Digest article by Leland Stowe, about the amazing folded art of Japanese Master Akira Yoshizawa. Michael's uncle Norman had folded paper airplanes with him when Michael was a toddler, and his dad, Jerry LaFosse, was a photographer in the US Air Force. LaFosse burst onto the paper airplane scene in 1984 with his self-published pamphlet, "Aero-gami: F-14 Tomcat Fighter." A biologist by training, he went on to become one of the most celebrated natural history origami artists, making his own handmade papers and creating hundreds of designs now seen in exceptional exhibitions, and published in dozens of books, kits, and videos.

Richard L. Alexander was caught up in the ultralight aviation craze in the mid 1980s, and built a fiberglass / foam / graphite / Kevlar composite, retractable gear, amphibious, canard airplane from a kit (the XTC Hydrolight, designed by Dan Diehl, of Jenks, OK). He met LaFosse in 1988, and together they have produced exhibitions and publications about paper art and origami. Alexander has worked with LaFosse full time since 2003, and since then has made all of the Origamido handmade paper. Alexander also teaches and designs origami, while being responsible for photography, videography, commercial projects and managing the Origamido Studio gallery spaces and exhibitions.

Book Information:
Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805313602
Format: Paperback
Date Published: 3/29/2016
Illustrations: includes DVD; 28 projects; color photos; b&w illus and color diagrams
Number of Pages: 96

If you're interested in learning more, please follow the link below:
Tuttle Publishing - Michael LaFosse's Origami Airplanes by Michael G. LaFosse & Richard L. Alexander

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