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Extreme Origami: Transforming Dollar Bills into Priceless Works of Art
Won Park has taken the ancient art of origami to a whole new level. Using American currency, Park transforms dollar bills into creative works of art. He relies on the fibrous quality of the paper to fold, bend and twist hundreds of times per model without tearing. With no cutting and no pasting, Park is able to incorporate the details on the bills into his model designs. H ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by Race Point Publishing
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The Lincoln City Libraries have a fairly extensive collection of books teaching you how to do origami, both in the youth and adult collections under 736.982, but this one jumped out at me right away when I saw it. Park creates 20 different works of origami art, using only U.S. dollar bills. Included for each design are detailed, broken-down graphics showing the exact folds and order of folding, plus a beautiful photo of the finished work of art. Park's designs are incredibly intricate and beauti ...more
Much tougher than I had anticipated; I got this book out of the library in hopes that Aeddon might be able to make something to send to Matt for his birthday. As it turned out, the minimum amount of steps involved in any given creation is 40, and the maximum more than twice that much. Still, quite interesting stuff. And did I mention, the hook is that the creations are made from dollar bills?
-i was very excited about this book. i renewed it from the library twice trying to make a couple different things. but the more things i tried, the more stymied i got. the books instructions just weren't clear enough on the more complicated folds, so finally i gave up. i really wanted to make the turtle for my little brother and the tank for my older brother, but the instructions just weren't good enough for me. i'm usually *very* good at this kind of crafty hands-on stuff. so it really frustrat ...more