Unique and wildly creative, this mathematical and geometricapproach to origami contains 40 models of cubes, towers, andgeometric shapes as well as puzzles and models of everyday items— all folded from rectangular paper. This is the first publicationoutside Japan of these original figures, offering intermediate leveland serious origamists an intriguingblend of art and science.Dover (2012) English translation andnew selection of models from GenuineOrigami Ã2, Japan Publications TradingCo. Ltd., Japan, 2009.
Author: Robert J. Lang
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2003-09-24
Robert J. Lang, one of the worlds foremost origami artists and scientists, presents the never-before-described mathematical and geometric principles that allow anyone to design original origami, something once restricted to an elite few. From the theoretical underpinnings to detailed step-by-step folding sequences, this book takes a modern look at the centuries-old art of origami.
In Origami Sea Life, John Montroll and Robert J. Lang have collaborated to produce a truly elegant work. The pages of this book contain some of the most creative origami published to date. Each project is accompanied by a biological sketch of the animal to enhance the visual description. There are 38 models in all ranging from the lowly barnacle to the mighty whale. in between are to be found a cuttlefish, angelfish, lionfish, and fiddler crab, to name but a few of the unusual origami projects presented. Each project is illustrated with step-by-step instructions, utilizing the unique folds which make each of these animals so lifelike. Beginner and expert alike will find hours of creative fun in these pages. Origami Sea Life also includes a summary of the history of origami sea life. Information on types of paper and the technique of wet folding make this book indispensible for all those with an interest in papercraft.
Explanatory symbols and detailed illustrations for creating 57 models: from simple caps, cubes, and airplanes to such challenging figures as baskets, gyroscopes, and a vampire bat. For beginners as well as experienced paperfolders.
This guide for intermediate to advanced paperfolders uses traditional origami bases as the springboard to incredible results. Diagrams show how to make 30 unusual animals, including jellyfish, grasshoppers, and scorpions.
Shows how to fold paper to create fish and other sea creasures, offering twenty-four models, ranging from intermediate to complex, with explanations for representing scales, fins, gills, and other distinctive characteristics.
Join the fold and discover this timeless art form. World's Best Origami is an amazing collection of more than 100 of the most unusual and best-loved origami patterns ever created. Expert origami artist Nick Robinson has collected traditional origami patterns as well as his own pieces and those from some of the greatest origami artists in the world - many in print here for the first time ever. ? More than 100 pieces-the most comprehensive origami book on the market ?Projects rated from beginner to advanced and include everything from boxes, containers, geometrics, and abstracts to figures, birds, animals, and flowers, and more-this unique volume has something for everyone at every skill level ?Each diagram clearly displayed with easy-to-understand instructions ?The only book to include the works of several masters of the craft, including Edwin Corrie and Francesco Guarnieri, as well as the author
Twenty-five appealing origami models of aquatic creatures: mollusks, crustaceans, frogs, fishes, and sea mammals. Projects range in difficulty from simple to complex, with step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions.
Author: Peter Engel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 1994-08-18
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
"This splendidly written, richly illustrated book is unlike any ever written about origami" — Martin Gardner "Filled with provocative ideas and unexpected connections . . . truly inspirational." — Milton Glaser In this extraordinary book, Peter Engel, one of the 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 master, Akira Yoshizawa — the 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," the author provides clear, step-by-step instructions for 24 delightful projects of his own creations. His designs 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.