In this guide for paperfolders of all skill levels, internationally renowned author John Montroll applies his single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, to one of the most popular style of origami models. Clear directions and approximately 480 black-and-white illustrations show how to create charming ... read more
Easy Origami by John Montroll Charming collection of 32 projects (hat, cup, pelican, piano, swan, many more) designed for the novice origami hobbyist. Clearly illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions ensure that even beginning papercrafters will achieve successful results.
Origami from Angelfish to Zen by Peter Engel "This splendidly written, richly illustrated book is unlike any ever written about origami." — Martin Gardner. Brief history, basic techniques, and step-by-step instructions for 24 projects: hummingbird, giraffe, butterfly, kangaroo, and more.
Origami Insects by Robert J. Lang Noted origamist presents step-by-step instructions and diagrams for 20 challenging projects: treehopper, spotted ladybug, orb weaver, tarantula, butterfly, grasshopper, dragonfly, praying mantis, more. Intermediate to advanced level.
Favorite Animals in Origami by John Montroll Step-by-step instructions and over 300 diagrams for creating deer, elephant, cat, seal, walrus, mink, bear, and five more. Graded according to difficulty.
Dinosaur Origami by John Montroll Twenty-five models, ranging from simple to complex, include triceratops, stegosaurus, and tyrannosaurus as well as dimetrodon, protoceratops, elasmosaurus, and others. A master origami designer explains each model with clear instructions and numerous illustrations.
Origami Under the Sea by John Montroll, Robert J. Lang 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.
Classic Polyhedra Origami by John Montroll Step-by-step instructions and two-color diagrams show beginning and experienced paperfolders how to create 33 variations on the geometric forms known as polyhedra. It also contains sections on pyramids, prisms, antiprisms, and dodecahedra.
Dollar Bill Origami by John Montroll Clear instructions, diagrams for creating more than 37 models from paper money. Projects include a boat for beginners, peacocks for those with intermediate-level skills, and an elaborate flower for advanced crafters.
Easy Dollar Bill Origami by John Montroll This easy-to-follow guide consists of 32 models of favorite figures. Numerous diagrams in dark and light green illustrate the two sides of a bill, and finished models are shown in full color.
Bringing Origami to Life by John Montroll 25 fascinating creatures keyed according to difficulty — from an easy-to-do duck and swan to a challenging crocodile, kangaroo, and horse with rider. Includes section on wet-folding for creating more permanent models.
Christmas Origami by John Montroll Simple directions and diagrams for making more than 40 projects — from tree ornaments and a paper train to a Nativity scene and a winter wonderland with Santa and his sleigh. 42 models.
Dollar Bill Animals in Origami by John Montroll Clear, complete directions for basic folds, plus illustrations and diagrams for creating models of a sailboat, swan, duck, goose, penguin, elephant, and 24 other creatures — all graded according to difficulty.
Easy Christmas Origami by John Montroll Easy-to-follow diagrams and directions make it a snap to create bright origami stars, candy canes, stockings, a simple Santa, little gift boxes, and other holiday decorations. 28 projects.
Origami for the Enthusiast by John Montroll Twenty-five original paper animal creations offer challenge to origamists seeking advanced projects. Well-known origamist Montroll shows how to fold fish, ostrich, peacock, squirrel, rhinoceros, Pegasus, 19 other intricate subjects.
A Constellation of Origami Polyhedra by John Montroll Diagrams and simple directions for creating 30 multifaceted marvels, from the simple Triangular Diamond to the magnificent Stella Octangular.
Storytime Origami by John Montroll Beginning to advanced folders can bring four classic tales to life with 37 models of characters and scenes from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "The Three Little Pigs," "Humpty-Dumpty," and "Cinderella."
Animated Origami Faces by Joel Stern Step-by-step instructions show origami enthusiasts at every skill level how to create 12 movable faces! Make human and animal countenances that blink their eyes, snap their jaws, and wiggle their ears.
Beginning Origami by Vicente Palacios Each of these 85 models features detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams, offering paperfolders of all ages a simple guide to making swans, houses, vases, boats, hats, and other charming figures.
Decorative Origami Boxes by Rick Beech These unique boxes are perfect for gift-giving, and they're handmade gifts all by themselves! Choose your own paper, and follow the simple diagrams for a dozen different keepsake treasures.
Famous Aircraft in Origami: 18 Realistic Models by José María Chaquet Ulldemolins Magnificent models range from the Sopwith F.1 Camel and Fokker Dr. I to modern jets, helicopters, an airbus, and a space shuttle. More than 900 diagrams illustrate every detail.
Origami Bugs and Beasts by Manuel Sirgo Álvarez 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.
Origami Menagerie: 21 Challenging Models by Manuel Sirgo Alvarez Intricate, realistic models of animals and insects — a sea lion, stingray, crocodile, scorpion, others — range in difficulty from intermediate to extremely advanced. More than 2,000 illustrations offer detailed directions.
Origami on the Edge by Xander Arena Ranging in difficulty from intermediate to advanced, 16 unusual models include a sword, hammerhead shark, vampire bat, tank, crocodile, ghost bride, chameleon, polar bear, Komodo dragon, demon, motorcycle, and more.
Origami You Can Use: 27 Practical Projects by Rick Beech Origami models can be more than decorative, and this unique volume shows how! The 27 practical projects include a CD case, frame, napkin ring, and dish. Easy instructions feature 400 two-color illustrations.
In this guide for paperfolders of all skill levels, internationally renowned author John Montroll applies his single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, to one of the most popular style of origami models. Clear directions and approximately 480 black-and-white illustrations show how to create charming versions of a swan, flamingo, duck, stork, goose, and many other popular birds.
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.
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