Origami: Inspired by Japanese Prints

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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Discover the secrets of the art of origami. The magic of this unique and handsome book begins with the cover, which unfolds to reveal 48 brightly colored sheets of origami paper. Inside are reproductions of color woodblock prints by Japanese masters, which inspired the authors to create flowers, animals, kimonos, and much more, all out of paper. The covered spiral binding allows the book to lie flat, making it easy to follow the clearly illustrated instructions for each of the thirty-four origami projects. There is also historical information about each print written by a curator of Japanese art from the Metropolitan Museum. With a package this unique, you can tell a book by its cover! Steve and Megumi Biddle are well-known origami experts who have written numerous books on the subject and who have hosted a weekly origami program on cable television.

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About the author (1998)

Steve Biddle is an author, entertainer and origami expert. He is a member of the most famous magical society in the world, The Magic Circle, holding the degree of Associate of The Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star.

Megumi Biddle is a graphic artist, designer and illustrator with a long-standing interest in papercrafts and doll-making. She is also a highly skilled silhouette artist and has cut out the profiles of many well-known celebrities.

Steve and Megumi have performed their "Paper Magic" act across the world, having performed in Europe, Australia, the United States and Japan. They are the authors of "Origami Inspired by Japanese Prints from the Metropolitan Museum of Art".

Steve and Megumi Biddle are the authors of several books on origami, most recently "Essential Origami. "They live in England.

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