Renowned origami artist Peter Engel first astounded origami enthusiasts and the lay person alike with his popular Origami from Angelfish to Zen. Since that book, published in 1989, Engel has gone through a personal change in his philosophy of origami design, honed through decades of elevating what is often viewed as simple paper folding into a fine art.
In Origami Odyssey , Engel takes paper crafters on a journey to the edge of paper folding, providing instruction for exquisite and original origami designs, including several that have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world. Experienced folders will delight in the chance to grow as artists as they master the projects in this book, and new comers to origami will find the author's journey so inspiring that they'll be ready to begin an odyssey of their own.
This unique do-it-yourself paper craft book includes:
- Full-colored photos and step-by-step instructions and diagrams
- 21 fun-to-do projects like the Green Horned Owl, Gingko Leaf, Stingray and many more!
- An instructional DVD with easy-to-follow video tutorials
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About the Author
Peter Engel has been creating original origami designs for over three decades. He has exhibited his origami artwork and sculpture at the Gettysburg College Art Museum in Pennsylvania, the Asian Art Museum and the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and Seian University of Art and Design in Otsu, Japan. A licensed architect, he lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Origami Odyssey by Peter Engel is not a beginners guide, but if you are starting out it can take some time to understand how to create each folded object/item inside. I do enjoy that it comes with a DVD, which comes in handy when trying to create the different odyssey origami items. The kit comes with everything to help you create each item, with the book, and instructional DVD. However, you will need to supply your own paper. The book is a nice hardcover, but of course, it comes in digital form too. However, I love the real book, it's so much easier to read and able to view each photo of the project I want to do inside. The one I really enjoy and want to try to make is the Origami Sun. Under the Solar System section is the sun that looks out of this world awesome! My mom loves all types of suns and this would be fun to create for her and possibly attach it to a gift on her birthday. However, this is such a creative origami fold, which now I know how to make since I have the directions and a visual instructor with the DVD.