Paper Architect: Fold-It-Yourself Buildings and Structures

Overview

The Taj Mahal may have taken 22 years to build, but you can do it in less than a day! Using crisp folds and a craft knife, you can easily recreate the world’s greatest architectural structures from ordinary sheets of paper. Whether you’re building the White House after dinner or crafting an origami version of the Eiffel Tower in an afternoon–and then folding it up to send to a friend in Paris–The Paper Architect guides you through every step of the process.

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Overview

The Taj Mahal may have taken 22 years to build, but you can do it in less than a day! Using crisp folds and a craft knife, you can easily recreate the world’s greatest architectural structures from ordinary sheets of paper. Whether you’re building the White House after dinner or crafting an origami version of the Eiffel Tower in an afternoon–and then folding it up to send to a friend in Paris–The Paper Architect guides you through every step of the process.

The directions for building these replicas are clear and easy to follow. In fact, the book contains an entire section of removable templates with color-coded fold lines that make construction simple enough for a first-time folder. All that’s needed is a craft knife, a metal-edged ruler, a cutting mat, and a clear work surface. For those looking for more of a challenge, the patterns can be enlarged or traced onto special paper for endless variations.

Each project also includes a wealth of information, from the history of the buildings and technical drawings to the raw materials used during construction. With quick facts that supplement the text, step-by-step illustrations, and clear instructions, all of these display-worthy projects can be mastered with no previous paper craft or architectural experience!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307451477
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 70
  • Sales rank: 647,111
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MARÍA VICTORIA GARRIDO BLANCHINI’s origami designs have been exhibited at the American Craft Museum in New York.

INGRID SILIAKUS’s origami work has been displayed at the American Craft Museum, in soho’s Gallery 91, and across europe, including the Holland Paper exhibition.

JOYCE AYSTA is the owner of Live Your Dream Designs (www.liveyourdreamdesigns.com). Her origami and kirigami cards are sold throughout the United states at famous buildings and museums including the Library of Congress, the National Building Museum, and some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Good for the self taught crafter/artist

    good tips to go along with the directions

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

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    fun, fun, fun

    This book has been the most informative, of its type, that I have encountered. It is full of tips and techniques for cutting and folding and dos and don'ts. It also takes you from the diffulity level "easy" to "advanceed". I would recomend this book to anyone who loves to loves to create. I want to thank the authors: Maria Victoria, Garrido Bianchini, Ingrid Siliakus and Joyce Aysta for an outstanding book.

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