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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Review: Origami from Angelfish to Zen

User Review  - Adrian Herbez - Goodreads

Absolutely amazing book. The models are spectacular and fun to fold, and the introduction covers a lot of great ground regarding creativity and pattern formation in nature. Read full review

Review: Origami from Angelfish to Zen

User Review  - Clivemichael Justice - Goodreads

Technically impressive. Great examples of the art. Challenging! 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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