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Animal Origami for the Enthusiast

by John Montroll

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Category: General
Media Type: Book
Publisher: Dover Publishing

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The centuries-old art of origami — Japanese paper folding — produces remarkable paper creations that exhibit extraordinary realism and delicate beauty. Enthusiasts if this wonderful craft will welcome this challenging new collection of paper sculptures designed by John Montroll, renowned origami expert.

Twenty-five intricately detailed paperfolding projects feature strikingly lifelike animals from land, seas, and air: angelfish; seal; walrus; starfish; crane; swan; eagle; owl; snake; turtle; frog; frog with toes; bear; kangaroo; giraffe; fox; elephant; antelope; spider; crab; lobster; tyrannosaurus; brontosaurus; ornament; and star.

Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and hundreds of diagrams explain how to fashion each of these intriguing sculptures. Beginning with symbols and basic folds, patterns progress from the simple angelfish to the complex and fascinating lobster.

Papercrafters who have mastered the basic folds of origami will find hours of enjoyment and personal satisfaction creating this parade of charming paper models. Animal Origami for the Enthusiast will inspire every dedicated origamian, while offering ample opportunity to hone papercrafting skills.
Date Added: Jun 15th, 2016
MLA SKU: 5761b56d3db9d


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June 15th, 2016 11:21pm
Reviewed by James Sanden
While not magic in and of itself, origami has been used in various ways by a number of magicians over the years to great effect in performance. The most famous origami creation in magic is most likely Robert Neale’s “Bunny Bill,” an origami creation that turns a bill into a top hat, complete with a rabbit that pops out of it. Many magicians, myself included, have an interest in origami and appreciate the magical nature of the art, which allows one to fold an extraordinary variety of creations, all from a simple square sheet of paper.

Animal Origami for the Enthusiast by John Montroll is a wonderful addition to the lexicon of origami creations. It contains 25 original designs that all follow the strict rules of traditional origami, which use a single square sheet of paper and do not allow for cutting the paper as the model is constructed. The designs are intricate, realistic, complex and include a variety of animals.

In his introduction, Mr. Montroll discusses his... [Read More]

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