Foldforming refers to a collection of procedures that generate an incredibly wide range of forms in metal. These revolutionary ideas are presented here by the man who discovered them, and who has worked tirelessly to help other artists expand on his groundbreaking work. This book is the first and most comprehensive book on the topic, and one that will remain a vital resource for many years to come.
Format: Hard cover Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11" Pages: 159 Illustrations: 425
Formfolding is a conceptual, physical, and intuitive approch to metalsmithing that is informed by the natural chatacteristics of metals. Rather than forcing form upon a material, this system exploits the inherent qualities of plasticity, ductility, and elasticity in metals, offring a significant new series of procedures that are extremely efficient for generating hundreds of unique, three-dimensional forms. Formfolding has been recognized by the British Museum Research Laboratory as a completely new approach to working metals with hand tools, chosen by the Rolex Awards for Enterprise Committee, and has been featured in a book on innovative developments in science and invention in the world.