Step-by-step instructions, with over 300 diagrams, show you how to create more than 12 familiar animals: cat, deer, elephant, seal, walrus, mink, bear, and 5 more. Clear, easy-to-follow explanations of symbols and basic folds help ensure the success of each project. Projects graded according to diffi... 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.
Birds in Origami by John Montroll 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.
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.
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.
Origami Animals by Vicente Palacios Origami enthusiasts at all levels of experience will delight in these 20 imaginative models, ranging from a simple swan, rabbit, and dog to more complex models of a fox, elephant, and frog.
Ventriloquism: Magic with Your Voice by George Schindler, Ed Tricomi An acclaimed ventriloquist shares secret tricks of the trade, showing how to cultivate a variety of voices and offering helpful suggestions for putting an act together, developing material, handling bookings, and more.
Origami Fortune Tellers by Diane Heiman, Elizabeth Suneby, Christine Archer Fifteen colorful origami fortune tellers offer kids loads of fun as they predict their futures at playdates, sleepovers, birthday parties, camp, or even by themselves. Pre-printed, perforated, and easy to fold.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
How to Make Super Pop-Ups by Joan Irvine, Linda Hendry Super pop-ups extend the element of surprise with three-dimensional designs that slide, turn, spring, and snap. More than 30 patterns and 475 illustrations include cards, stage props, and school projects.
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.
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.
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.
Origami from Around the World by Vicente Palacios Step-by-step diagrams and captions enable paperfolders at all skill levels to create 104 projects: Buddha, Celtic helmet, Persian slippers, Geisha, and other projects with an international flavor. 1,500 black-and-white illustrations.
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.
Origami for Beginners by Vicente Palacios 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.
Origami Step by Step by Robert Harbin Instructions, diagrams for creating a flower, church, squirrel on a log, birds in a nest, a unicorn, full-rigged sailing ship, and more. Over 30 projects for all ages and abilities.
Fascinating Origami: 101 Models by Adolfo Cerceda by Vicente Palacios Delightful treasury of unusual and inventive projects includes step-by-step instructions for creating a camel, rooster, butterfly, bullfighter, magician, an Arab on horseback, scores more.
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 Paper: 24 7 x 7 Sheets in 12 Colors by Dover High-quality Japanese origami paper is colored on one side only to make it easier to understand the various folds. A sturdy shrink-wrapped folder keeps papers neat and clean until ready for use.
Step-by-step instructions, with over 300 diagrams, show you how to create more than 12 familiar animals: cat, deer, elephant, seal, walrus, mink, bear, and 5 more. Clear, easy-to-follow explanations of symbols and basic folds help ensure the success of each project. Projects graded according to difficulty.
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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