Learn the art of origami from an expert with this novice-friendly guide. John Montroll, the author of many popular origami books, created these 32 all-new designs especially for beginners. Ranging from very easy to more advanced, they include models of a cruise ship, canoe, and every figure from the ... read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fun with Paper Folding and Origami by William D. Murray, Francis J. Rigney Easy-to-follow instructions for over 40 different pieces: sailboat, rooster, battleship, pagoda, bird, frog, airplane, many more. Crystal-clear text and over 275 diagrams.
How to Make Origami Airplanes That Fly by Gery Hsu Create 12 different models that actually fly: space shuttle, futuristic shuttle, flying wing, delta-wing jet, fighter plane, interceptor, double tail fighter, dart plane, fighter plane with engines, futuristic fighter, and 2 different jets.
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.
Origami Fun Kit for Beginners by Dover Everything beginners need to master the age-old art of paperfolding: three how-to books of simple instructions for creating 55 projects, including birds, animals, and other figures; and 96 sheets of primary colored, multicolored, and metallic paper.
Teach Yourself Origami: Second Revised Edition by John Montroll Nearly 50 original models by an origami master for folders at every level of experience include a pheasant, octahedron, waterwheel, and many other figures. Includes clear instructions and crisp diagrams.
Easy-to-Make Pop-Ups by Joan Irvine, Barbara Reid Dozens of wonderful ideas for three-dimensional paper fun — from holiday greeting cards with moving parts to a pop-up menagerie. Easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions for more than 30 projects. 299 black-and-white illustrations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jewish Holiday Origami by Joel Stern Clearly detailed diagrams and captions explain all the steps for an entire year's worth of projects — from Chanukah dreidels and a menorah with candles, to Passover pyramids and an image of the Red Sea parting. 24 models.
Origami Aircraft by Jayson Merrill Clear instructions and step-by-step diagrams show advanced paperfolders — and enthusiastic beginners — how to create 16 soaring aircraft with landing gear that retracts, cockpits that open, and cannons that swivel.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Learn the art of origami from an expert with this novice-friendly guide. John Montroll, the author of many popular origami books, created these 32 all-new designs especially for beginners. Ranging from very easy to more advanced, they include models of a cruise ship, canoe, and every figure from the chessboard as well as a swan, snake, frog, fish, and other animals. Complete instructions feature simple diagrams and other color illustrations.
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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