Origami: Japanese Paper Folding Made Easy (9780804854450)

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Tuttle Publishing
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50 projects; color photos and diagrams
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Trim Size:
8 1/2 X 11

The classic introduction to origami paper folding for beginners!

Florence Sakade's time-tested origami book for beginners has been given a complete makeover, with an attractive new layout, improved instructions and updated diagrams. These improvements will enable a new generation of folders to make the beloved paper models in this book. From animals, flowers and boxes, to boats and the ever-popular crane, aspiring origami artists can learn directly from a master.

This comprehensive book shows you how to fold 50 different models, including:
  • A Japanese Kimono—A cute and satisfying model that will sharpen your folding skills
  • A Jumping Frog—An action model that looks just like the real thing! Tap its hindquarters to get it to hop
  • Spaceship and Jet Airplane—Give them a toss and watch them soar through the air
  • A Whale—Make a splash with a charming model that only requires 8 steps to complete
  • And many, many more!

First published in 1958, this book has served as a guide for generations of origami folders. A reader favorite since then, it is perfect for adults or kids, and is the ideal gift for someone who wants to try their hand at origami for the very first time. The clear and colorful instructions make it easy to create amazing paper models with no previous folding experience.

About the Author:
The late Florence Sakade (1916-1999) is widely recognized as a pioneer of English language publishing in Japan. She was a well-known origami practitioner as well as an experienced editor and the author/compiler of numerous books about Japan, including Tuttle Publishing's A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Peach Boy and Other Japanese Children's Stories, Little One-Inch and Other Japanese Children's Stories and Kintaro's Adventures and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories. Her distinguished career spanned four decades, and she worked until her death in 1999 at the age of 82.

Marc Kirschenbaum is a world-renowned origami paper artist and widely-published author. He covers a variety of subjects and styles, from elegantly simple models to unbelievably complex works of art. His works are on display in museums and galleries around the world, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, the Mingei International Museum in Japan and the Hangar-7 Aviation Museum in Austria. Kirschenbaum's models have been featured in hundreds of books and periodicals. Kirschenbaum is an active member of OrigamiUSA, serving on the administrative council and directing the production of many of its publications.