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Animal Origami for the Enthusiast

Animal Origami for the Enthusiast
John Montroll
New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 1985
TT870 .M55 1985

The centuries-old art of origami - Japanese paper folding - produces remakable paper creations that exhibit extraordinary realism and delicate beauty. Enthusiasts of 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, sea 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

...plus two prehistoric giants - tyrannosaurus and brontosaurus - and an eye-catching 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 paperfolding skills.

Quoted from back cover.