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Dollar Bill Origami

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Origami enthusiasts find it particularly enjoyable and challenging to create models from dollar bills rather than traditional origami paper. This book by origami expert John Montroll, with several contributors, explains how to make 37 figures and objects by folding money.
Step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams show paper folders at all levels of expertise how to fashion everything from common objects such as a house with a chimney to inspired plants, birds, and other ...
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Overview


Origami enthusiasts find it particularly enjoyable and challenging to create models from dollar bills rather than traditional origami paper. This book by origami expert John Montroll, with several contributors, explains how to make 37 figures and objects by folding money.
Step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams show paper folders at all levels of expertise how to fashion everything from common objects such as a house with a chimney to inspired plants, birds, and other animals. A swan and boat should be easy for beginners. A windmill, peacock, pelican, and tree will suit the skills of intermediate-level hobbyists; while an alligator, a flower, and a bison should prove to be no problem for advanced practitioners of this age-old art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486429823
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/12/2003
  • Series: Dover Origami Papercraft Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 376,039
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


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.

Bonus Question!
Do you have a favorite Dover book?
I actually have two favorites, both by Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume I and Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume. II. I enjoy playing his work and these books are well tattered!

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Table of Contents

Symbols 9
Dollar Bills from a Square 10
Boat 11
Three Diamonds 13
George Washington Slept Here 15
George Washington Framed 17
Star of David 19
Windmill 21
House with Chimney 24
Sword 27
"One-Way" Arrow 30
Tetrahedron 34
Cube 36
Diamond 39
Tulip 42
Evergreen 49
Tree 46
Flower 48
African Mask 53
Shirt with Tie 56
Swan 60
Crane 62
Vulture 64
Goose 67
Flamingo 70
Peacock 73
Pelican 76
Eagle 79
Asian Dragon 83
Alligator 85
Tyrannosaurus 88
Rabbit 91
Armadillo 93
Squirrel 95
Aardvark 98
Llama 102
Bison 106
Butterfly 110
Dragonfly 114
Basic Folds 118
Credits 120
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2004

    NOT FOR BEGINNERS

    THE BOOK IS PACKED WITH BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS, BUT I HAVE ONLY HAD SUCCESS MAKING ONE OF THEM! THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE VERY VAGUE AND THE BLACK AND WHITE LINE DRAWINGS ARE NOT MUCH HELP. THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT FOR A BEGINNER!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Good Book!!

    This book is awesome! It has some really good models for dollar bill origami.

    I'd get this book before the "Dollar Bill Animals in Origami" by the same author. This book has some easy models in it to get you warmed up for the harder stuff. But don't be fooled, there are some HARD models in here too.

    Some of the steps in this book are tricky and hard to follow, but if you know all your origami folds, just do the fold he tells you to do and it will work out. Lots of these models are not flat, but 3D'ish, so the folds won't line up like he shows in the book until you realize that it's not flat.

    Whatever the case, i made all the models in this book. They all work. But alot of the models become more art then following the instructions. Just takes a little practice :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2004

    Diagrams not shown on dollar bills.

    If the diagrams were shown on dollar bills prehaps this book would have been easier to follow.

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