Thirty-four original models by an origami expert feature illustrated directions for creating a fabulous array of avian creatures. Ranging in difficulty from intermediate to complex, the figures include a hen, chick, and rooster; waterfowl such as a duck, heron, and swan; and other wild and domesticat... read more
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.
Super Simple Origami: 32 New Designs by John Montroll This 48-page, full-color book for beginners presents 32 new designs by an origami expert. Models range from easy to advanced and include a tent, chess pieces, cruise ship, swan, many others.
Origami Gone Wild: More Than 20 Original Animal Designs by John Montroll From the internationally renowned origami master comes this full-color collection of more than 20 appealing wild animals, including an aardvark, panda, giraffe, rhinoceros, moose, and zebra. Models range from fairly easy to advanced.
Sea Creatures in Origami by John Montroll, Robert J. Lang Two renowned paperfolders show how to create fish and other creatures, with 24 models ranging from intermediate to very complex. Complete instructions and diagrams illustrate the humpback whale, seahorse, starfish, and more.
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.
Horses in Origami by John Montroll Full-color illustrations accompany detailed instructions for folding 28 models. Figures range from simple to complex and include a stick horse, rocking horse, unicorn, and Pegasus as well as a Clydesdale, thoroughbred, mustang, and more.
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 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 Worldwide by John Montroll, Brian K. Webb Ranging from simple to moderately difficult, these 33 origami models were created by designers from more than 15 countries. Figures include a frog, ocean liner, penguin, hot air balloon, dragon, many others.
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.
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.
Thirty-four original models by an origami expert feature illustrated directions for creating a fabulous array of avian creatures. Ranging in difficulty from intermediate to complex, the figures include a hen, chick, and rooster; waterfowl such as a duck, heron, and swan; and other wild and domesticated birds. Internationally renowned author John Montroll has significantly increased the origami repertoire with his original designs. Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, the American origami master offers readers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow them to create better models with fewer steps.
5 Questions with John Montroll: An Exclusive Dover Interview
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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