“Frank Lloyd Wright is the most renowned and popular architect and designer in America. Now you can create 14 of his best loved buildings using the art of kirigami.”
Featured in The World Architecture Community Best Architecture Books of 2017.
With the recently published Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models: 14 Kirigami Buildings to Cut Out and Fold from the house of Laurence King Publishing, any layman would be able to build tiny models of Taliesin West, Fallingwater, and Guggenheim Museum.
Kirigami is an art that is different from origami in certain aspects. It makes use of both cutting and folding at the same time. Most of the information in this book, about the Wright models are already pre-die-cut, that is accompanied by lines and detailed instructions for the rest. With that being said, Kirigami is considered as one of the challenging art crafts.
Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models carries a brief text and photographs of the real place, in parallel to the model templates that are given. This means you can now compare your completed Unity Temple or the Robie House with the original and see the path that Hagan-Guirey has taken to engineer their forms into paper.
The highlight of this book is that every project features a detailed step-by-step instruction along with a template that can be easily removed from the book. The readers can now follow the lines on the template, and do the necessary folding and cutting to make their own model. The craft materials required are a cutting mat, a craft knife, and a ruler.
The mentioned cutting tips help the users through the various tricky stages. This book is suitable for both beginners and folding experts alike. Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models is a must for architectural model enthusiasts and the die-hard Wright fans who are obsessed with the art of kirigami.