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Origami from Angelfish to Zen
by Peter Engel
Brief history, basic techniques, and step-by-step instructions for 24 projects: hummingbird, giraffe, butterfly, kangaroo, more.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 18th 1994 by Dover Publications
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Oct 31, 2008 Amy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: advanced origami folders.
Definitely a book for the more advanced paper folder. The designs are beautiful and some can be quite complex. It takes patience and dilligence to make the models in this book. But, that is one of the reasons I love it!
Dec 11, 2008 Rickeclectic rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Folks who want to know how origami really works, pro-level origamists
Amazing book on origami. Not the best book for beginners or intermediates for doing origami, but the VERY best book I have seen about the theory of how the folding actually achieves things like crabs from a single sheet of paper with no cuts. The front section is history and theory and a bit hard. The remaining part is how to do some amazing origami, but most of it is too hard for me.
A great origami book with great models. The introduction also gives an awesome explination of the history of Origami, and the ideas behind it. That octopus origami model you always see drawn in a million different books? Yeah, it shows how to make it in this one. Get the book.