By Peter Engel
"This wonderfully written, richly illustrated ebook is in contrast to any ever written approximately origami" — Martin Gardner
"Filled with provocative rules and unforeseen connections . . . really inspirational." — Milton Glaser
In this notable ebook, Peter Engel, one of many America's such a lot celebrated origami artists, explores the secrets and techniques of jap paperfolding and explains tips to create advanced animals and gadgets from easy squares of paper.
The e-book starts with a transparent and concise creation to the terminology and simple options of paperfolding. Then, in a fact-filled exposition of origami's historical past and idea — together with a unprecedented interview with Japan's mythical grasp, Akira Yoshizawa — the writer, a author and architect, explores origami's hyperlinks with arithmetic, artwork, philosophy, and nature.
Challenging paperfolders to show a "mute, geometric form right into a recognizable figure," the writer offers transparent, step by step directions for twenty-four pleasant initiatives of his personal creations. His designs of easy fish and birds are effortless to make. Others, together with mammals and bugs, use unique thoughts and pose a better problem. one of the types you are going to discover ways to build are an angelfish, hummingbird, penguin, giraffe, kangaroo, centipede, alligator, reindeer, elephant, butterfly, and knight on horseback. a photo depicts each one accomplished item.
This soaking up ebook, with its modern method of an historic artwork shape, will captivate paperfolders with hours of inventive leisure and provocative reading.
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