The book contains fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for 21 amazing origami projects and also includes a DVD containing video explanations and instructions that are sure to inform and inspire.
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, honed through decades of elevating what is often viewed as simple paper folding into a fine art.
In Origami Odyssey
, Engel takes us on a journey to the edge of paperfolding, explaining his personal growth as an artist and how that has dramatically affected his designs since his first book. He provides instruction for 21 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.
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.