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Animal Origami for the Enthusiast: Step-By-Step Instructions in Over 900 Diagrams/25 Original Models (Origami)

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Challenging new collection of paper sculptures designed by renowned origami expert presents 25 intricately detailed paperfolding projects featuring strikingly life-like animals — angelfish, walrus, eagle, turtle, frog, antelope, lobster, tyrannosaurus, more. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and hundreds of diagrams guide origamists. Introduction. Instructions. Over 900 diagrams.

Synopsis:

25 intricately detailed paperfolding projects featuring strikingly life-like animals — angelfish, walrus, eagle, turtle, frog, antelope, lobster, tyrannosaurus, more. Fully illustrated.

Synopsis:

Detailed instructions and illustrations describe how to create an assortment of origami animals, and discusses choosing the necessary supplies.

About the Author

Internationally renowned author John Montroll has significantly increased the origami repertoire with his original designs. Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, the American origami master offers readers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow them to create better models with fewer steps.

5 Questions with John Montroll: An Exclusive Dover Interview

We sat down with Mr. Montroll to discuss his influences, the impact of math on origami, and what he sees for the future of the artform.

How did you first get interested in origami and what were your influences?

I was four when a Japanese neighbor taught me origami. At six, I had some books, showing the Japanese style.

Where do you find the inspiration for your original models?

The models in the books were made by folding, cutting, using multiple sheets, and sometimes from non-square paper. I wanted to make origami where each model could be folded from a single uncut square so I had to make them up. Since I started as a child, "creating" was natural. Whatever I wanted to fold, I would make up. There was nothing great about my models, but I enjoyed exploring and found there was no end. In time, my work evolved as I discovered more techniques, and also philosophies, in the quality of origami. Now I can say that developing new, theme-related ideas and writing books gives me inspiration.

Do you think that there is a strong relationship between origami and mathematics?

Yes. There is much math — geometry, algebra, trigonometry, etc. — in the structure of folding which can be used to develop and control the folding methods and designs. Math is especially used in my Dover books Origami and Math and Classic Polyhedra Origami. Still, math is not essential and there are many aspects of origami that do not use math. Even if math was used in the design of a model, the folder need not understand it.

As a teacher, do you integrate origami into your lesson plans?

As a math teacher, I can say students love doing origami! Sometimes, if my students finish their class work early, I let them fold from my books. Or we have some days, such as before vacations, where we do origami. But I will admit that I do not use origami as part of the math lesson!

What new directions do you think the art of origami will be taking in the future?

In the past few decades, origami has made huge developments in many directions. More people are involved, more ideas have been explored, all with more styles and techniques. The future will reveal newer directions for more people to explore and find their particular interest.

Bonus Question!

Do you have a favorite Dover book?

I actually have two favorites, both by Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume I and Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume. II. I enjoy playing his work and these books are well tattered!

Table of Contents

Symbols

Basic Folds and Bases

 Angelfish

 Seal

 Walrus

 Starfish

 Crane

 Swan

 Eagle

 Owl

 Tyrannosaurus

 Brontosaurus

 Snake

 Turtle

 Frog

 Frog with Toes

 Bear

 Kangaroo

 Giraffe

 Fox

 Elephant

 Antelope

 Spider

 Crab

 Lobster

 Ornament

 Star

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486247922
Author:
Montroll, John
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Montroll
Author:
Origami
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Origami
Subject:
Crafts-Origami
Copyright:
Edition Number:
56
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Origami Papercraft
Series Volume:
no. 62
Publication Date:
19850331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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25 intricately detailed paperfolding projects featuring strikingly life-like animals — angelfish, walrus, eagle, turtle, frog, antelope, lobster, tyrannosaurus, more. Fully illustrated.
"Synopsis" by , Detailed instructions and illustrations describe how to create an assortment of origami animals, and discusses choosing the necessary supplies.
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