Origami from Angelfish to Zen

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Courier Dover Publications, 1994 - Crafts & Hobbies - 248 pages
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In this extraordinary book, Peter Engel, one of America's most celebrated origami artists, explores the secrets of Japanese paperfolding and explains how to create complex animals and objects from simple squares of paper.

The book begins with a clear and concise introduction to the terminology and basic techniques of paperfolding. Then, in a fact-filled exposition of origami's history and theory - including an extraordinary interview with Japan's legendary master, Akira Yoshizawa - the author, a writer and architect, explores origami's links with mathematics, art, philosophy, and nature.

  

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very interesting bok about the origami theory and have very nice models of origami

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User Review  - James Hanson - Goodreads

Five stars for an origami book? Absolutely, when it begins with 85 pages of theory, math and history before you make a single fold. Great book, with some fun and interesting models toward the back. Read full review

Contents

CROSSING THE DIVIDE
5
A COMPACT HlSTORY
23
MEET THE MASTER
33
THE FLOATING SQUARE
45
A MUSlC LESSON
59
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF lNVENTlON
66
THE CASE OF THE PURLOlNED PlG
74
THE MODELS
82
ADDlTlONAL PROCEDURES
88
DlSCUS FlSH
94
GlRAFFE
106
NOTES AND SOURCES
239
ORlGAMl SOClETlES
245
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Peter Engel is a science writer, graphic designer and architect. His origami has been displayed at the De Young Museum and Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, CA, the Oakland Museum of California and Seian University of Art and Design in Otsu, Japan. He is also the author of "Origami from Angelfish to Zen". Engel lives in Berkeley, CA.

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