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You Can Create Paper Cutouts Of Frank Lloyd Wright's Iconic Buildings In This New Book

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 17, 2017 6:45PM

The most famous Chicago-affiliated architect is getting some very crafty treatment.

A new book, called Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models: 14 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold, lets you fold, cut and construct mini paper versions of some of Wright's most famous buildings. With more than a dozen templates, the scope of the book—which currently sits at Number One in Amazon's Origami section, a chart we should probably spend more time with—extends beyond Chicago, of course, with models like Fallingwater and Guggenheim Museum. But it does include local favorites, like Winslow House, Robie House and (the recently restored) Unity Temple.

Kiragami is an old Japanese tradition of paper art, which adds a cutting element to its more popular cousin, origami. (The most intricate patterns in the models come pre-cut, otherwise the X-Acto'ing is up to you.)

The book, designed by kirigami paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, was published today in the UK, but releases in the States on Aug. 1. Might be a good gift option for the architecture buff on your list.

[H/T Kevin Pang]