Origami Architecture: Papercraft Models of the World's Most Famous Buildings

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Build detailed and impressive models of world landmarks with this beautiful origami book.

The incredible splendors of some of the worlds' most recognized architectural feats are brought to life within the pages of Origami Architecture. With this paper craft book, some card stock paper, and a hobby knife, anyone can build spectacular re-creation's of the most famous buildings in the world.

Based on the extraordinary models of world-renowned ...

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Overview

Build detailed and impressive models of world landmarks with this beautiful origami book.

The incredible splendors of some of the worlds' most recognized architectural feats are brought to life within the pages of Origami Architecture. With this paper craft book, some card stock paper, and a hobby knife, anyone can build spectacular re-creation's of the most famous buildings in the world.

Based on the extraordinary models of world-renowned papercrafter, and origami artist Yee, whose own remarkable origami recreations of these very same models sell for thousands of dollars, these paper replicas are nearly as impressive as the original buildings. Yee provides detailed instructions on how to cut and assemble these architectural landmarks from around the world. Yee even engineered half of these designs so they could be assembled without having to use glue. The origami projects have a range of difficulty levels, from the relatively easy (Arc d'Triomphe) to the impressively sophisticated and intricate (The Tower Bridge). Once the structure is attached to the base not only will does it look amazing, but it can be folded up and taken anywhere.

This origami book includes:

  • Over 900 photographs
  • Full-color instructional assembly diagrams
  • Brief histories of each building
  • CD with detailed templates
For the would-be architect, the paper craft hobbyist, or a model builder, Origami Architecture will provide hours of activity with impressive results.

Origami projects include:

  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Hall of Supreme Harmony
  • White House
  • National Centre for the Performing Arts China
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Eiffel Tower
  • And many more...
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Editorial Reviews

McClatchy Newspapers
Want a challenge? Most people are familiar with folded paper origami cranes or napkin swans. Some paper folders have graduated to folding elephants, crabs or geometric shapes. Then there are true papercraft artists whose creations are above and beyond a hobbyist's skill. In this case, you have Yee.

Origami Architecture is for anyone who aspires to be the type of artist who is meticulous, exacting and fascinated by complexity.
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"Want a challenge? Most people are familiar with folded paper origami cranes or napkin swans. Some paper folders have graduated to folding elephants, crabs or geometric shapes. Then there are true papercraft artists whose creations are above and beyond a hobbyist's skill. In this case, you have Yee.

Origami Architecture is for anyone who aspires to be the type of artist who is meticulous, exacting and fascinated by complexity."—McClatchy Newspapers

"Yee (yes, just Yee) is a world-renowned papercrafter, and in Origami Architecture he offers readers a global portfolio of construction projects, with step-by-step instructions for paper models of 16 landmarks, from the Arc de Triomphe to Westminster Palace. After a shopping list of suitable materials and necessary tools, Yee provides general guidelines and tips, some of which have the tenor of fortune cookies, as applicable to daily life as they are to papercraft: "You must understand completely what you are trying to do before you do it."

"What's notable about these paper replicas is how much detail that plain white paper can illuminate. When you strip away the model's materiality, the simple interface of light and shade highlights the striking beauty of the buildings' architectural outlines. That such intricate crafts can be folded flat only adds to their mystery."—ARCHITECT

Discover: A perfect gift for architects, aspiring world travelers or papercrafting fans."—Shelf Awareness for Readers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784805311547
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/10/2011
  • Edition description: Hardcover with jacket and disc
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 530,100
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The artist known as Yee is world renowned for his paper structure designs and creations. Over the years he has perfected his craft and is now recognized as one of the world's foremost paper crafters. He sells custom paper craft work through his website, www.yeesjob.com

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Table of Contents

Buildings:

Lincoln Memorial
Westminster Abbey
US Capitol building
Parthenon
White House
Osaka Castle
National Opera House in China
Eiffel Tower
London Bridge
The Forbidden City
Arc d'Triomphe
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Sydney Opera House
Chrysler Building
Petronas Towers

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    Posted February 25, 2012

    good

    it is nice but complicated

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    Posted January 3, 2012

    *****

    I gave this to my young grandson for Christmas, and he was thrilled because it also had a DVD with it.

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