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Origami from Angelfish to Zen (Origami)

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Publisher Comments:

In this extraordinary book, Peter Engel, one of America's most celebrated origami artists, explores the secrets of Japanese paperfolding and explains how to create complex animals and objects from simple squares of paper.

The book begins with a clear and concise introduction to the terminology and basic techniques of paperfolding. Then, in a fact-filled exposition of origami's history and theory — including an extraordinary interview with Japan's legendary Akira Yoshizawa — author, a writer and architect, explores origami's links with mathematics, art, philosophy, and nature

Challenging paperfolders to turn a "mute, geometric shape into a recognizable figure," author Peter Engel provides clear, step-by-step instructions for 24 delightful projects of his own creation. His desgins of simple fish and birds are easy to make. Others, including mammals and insects, use original techniques and pose a greater challenge. Among the models you'll learn to construct are an angelfish, hummingbird, penguin, giraffe, kangaroo, centipede, alligator, reindeer, elephant, butterfly, and knight on horseback. A photograph depicts each completed item.

This absorbing book, with its contemporary approach to an ancient art form, will captivate paperfolders with hours of creative entertainment and provocative reading.

Synopsis:

"This splendidly written, richly illustrated book is unlike any ever written about origami." — Martin Gardner. A celebrated origami artist explores the secrets of Japanese paperfolding and explains how to create complex animals from simple squares of paper. Includes a brief history, basic techniques, and step-by-step instructions for 24 projects: hummingbird, giraffe, butterfly, kangaroo, and more.

Synopsis:

Brief history, basic techniques, and step-by-step instructions for 24 projects: hummingbird, giraffe, butterfly, kangaroo, more.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-244) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Crossing the Divide

  Getting to know the Square

  Materials and Tools

  Symbols and Procedures

  Four Easy Pieces

  Folding: A Compact History

  I Meet the Master

  A Zen Philosophy

The Floating Square

  Learning from Nature

  X and X'

  A Music Lesson

  The Psychology of Invention

  The Case of the Purloined Pig

  Toward a Vocabulary of Form

The Models

  Additional Procedures

  Angelfish

  Butterfly Fish

  Discus Fish

  Hummingbird

  Kangaroo

  Giraffe

  Penguin

  One-Dollar Yacht

  One-Dollar Bow Tie

  One-Dollar Crab

  Eight-Pointed Star

  Valentine

  Crab

  Centipede

  Rattlesnake

  Octopus

  Squid

  Scorpion

  Alligator

  Tiger

  Reindeer

  Elephant

  Knight on Horseback

  Butterfly

Notes and Sources

Origami Societies

Picture Credits

Index to Terms

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486281384
Author:
Engel, Peter
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Engel
Author:
Origami
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Origami
Subject:
Crafts-Origami
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Origami Papercraft
Series Volume:
92-4024B
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 2 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"This splendidly written, richly illustrated book is unlike any ever written about origami." — Martin Gardner. A celebrated origami artist explores the secrets of Japanese paperfolding and explains how to create complex animals from simple squares of paper. Includes a brief history, basic techniques, and step-by-step instructions for 24 projects: hummingbird, giraffe, butterfly, kangaroo, and more.
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Brief history, basic techniques, and step-by-step instructions for 24 projects: hummingbird, giraffe, butterfly, kangaroo, more.

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