The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams

The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams

by Robert J. Lang

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The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams by Robert J. Lang

Hours of enjoyment await with this big book of origami fun. Whether you're an experienced paperfolder or you're just entering the origami world, you'll find 37 captivating models galore right here, in all their well-illustrated glory. Robert J. Lang, a veteran origami artist, accompanies his step-by-step directions with more than 1,000 detailed drawings, plus a photograph of the finished model.
Start with a kangaroo, a nun, a rocket, or a bust of King Tut. Advance to a dragonfly, a dinosaur, a winged Pegasus, or a cicada. By the end, you'll be making action folds — models with moving parts that re-create flapping birds, rowing ships, and fiddling violinists. The author includes an introduction to the history of origami, plus helpful hints on tools and materials and a key to the folding symbols.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486258379
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Series: Dover Origami Papercraft
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 169,070
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.88(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
History
Tools and Materials
Introductory Folds
Symbols and Terminology
White-faced Mouse
Duck
Fish
Swan
Cap
Shark
Kangaroo
Rocket
Seated Lady
Nun
Vulture
Songbird
King Tut
Advanced Folds
Gerbil
Dragonfly
Bald Eagle
Grasshopper
Dimetrodon
Deer
Pegasus
Three-Dimensional Folds
Cube
Stellated Cubocta
Rabbit
Elephant
Parrot
Biplane
Turtle
Scorpion
Tarantula
Cicada
Action Folds
Seagull
Monkey
Viking Ship
Violinist
Bassist
Pianist
Cuckoo Clock

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The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a quite vast amount of origami books, but this is the best one I have bought so far. If you are looking for some advanced folding projects, then you should definately buy this one. Some of the models that I found epecially fun and challenging was the cicada, the Tarantella (spider), the plane and the cocoo-clock
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that origami is a fun way for kids to understand the ancient art of origami because its fun to do.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first origami book, which I received when I was about 9. It's so good that I'm ordering another copy because mine is falling apart (I am now 25). Most other books that I've picked up or have been given seem aimed at children, in which advanced models are still doable in a few minutes. The tarantula I did when I was 12 and it took me 2 hours. Be aware that occasionally there may be some typos but if you have some experience you can figure out what is suppost to be going on by looking at the next picture or the supporting text.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The directions are way 2 unclear. i barely could understand anything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would think that some of the models in this book are really a challenge, so those of you who want a challenge, get this book