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

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Create nearly 40 striking paper figures with clear, step-by-step instructions andhelpful diagrams. Features simple to advanced objects: cube, parrot, rabbit, seagull, cuckoo clock, rocket, mouse, elephant, violinist, Viking ship, and many more.
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Dover Publications
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Sheherazahde
Apr 15, 2014 Sheherazahde rated it really liked it
This is not a "complete book of origami" it is a handbook for advanced students. A complete book would include the classic bases and traditional models. This book contains only original models and these models are not easy. Lang issues several warnings at the beginning: you must read the instructions as well as look at the pictures; you must start at the beginning and work your way up to the harder models.

Lang warns the reader that he does not repeat detailed instructions. If he told you once he
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Feb 05, 2014 Reed rated it it was amazing
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This is the book that sparked a lifelong love of origami for me, which has taken me across the world. It begins with some of the simplest models I've ever done, and ends up with a semi-working cuckoo clock that uses a sheet of paper as long as a room. To me, this book has been a marker of my origami ability and understanding of directions for models. One of my top origami book picks.
Meredith
That's a viola player in the middle of the front, not a violin player. At least in my house it was.
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lova it
Austin Rocks
This book is realy good . The way the art is folded is realy cool . This book is realy good for people how LOVE TO MAKE ORIGAM!!! but if you are just starting origami i would say to use a lower level . I hope you can make it up to this level GOOD LUCK!!!!!
Tri Le
Aug 30, 2016 Tri Le rated it really liked it
Good book on origami. I ended up not making many of the more complicated models, but it was easy to follow and use. It was a nice progression of difficulty as the book goes along.
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The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams
Lang, Robert J.
great instruction book for very detailed origami designs
Adam
Oct 19, 2008 Adam rated it liked it
Good instructional guide on basic folds, as well as models to build. Some of the models were a little too difficult for me, but still a fun book.
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