Origami to Astonish and Amuse: Over 400 Original Models, Including Such "Classics" as the Chocolate-Covered Ant, the Transvestite Puppet, the Invisible Duck, and Many More!

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Macmillan, Jul 6, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages
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Imagine folding a piece of paper into nail clippers that really work, or a Swiss Army knife that actually opens, or a surfer on a wave that crashes when the surfer is slid forward...There's no need to imagine-this is for real!

In Origami to Astonish and Amuse Jeremy Shafer has taken the art of paper folding in an entirely new direction. Filled with hundreds of entertaining models and folding ideas, ranging from amazingly simple to ridiculously complex, this is origami at its most fun and creative.

 

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origami even boys think is cool!

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I was looking for an origami book to entertain my 10 year old son this book was over the top his inquisitive mind was racing after seeing it it was exactly the interaction I was hoping to provide for him Read full review

Truly Amazing!

User Review  - robinelise - Overstock.com

You have to get this book. Its the most informative and exciting origami book Ive ever seen. Its packed full of fun things to make. Great for all ages and levels. Read full review

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Contents

Baby Bird
32
Exploding Envelope
34
Blinking Eyes
35
Magic Flap
36
Magic Cube
38
Clapping Hands
39
Waxing Waning Moon
41
Two Interlocking Rings
46
Double Yin Yang
155
Star of David
159
Spider Web
162
Pyramid
164
Balancing Eagle
166
Dollar Bill Cuboid
170
Eight Interlocking Rings
176
Models from the Heart
179

Two Permanently Interlocking Rings
48
ChocolateCovered Ant
49
Gremlin
51
CrazyMouthed Gremlin
54
Surfer on a Wave
55
Glancer
60
Mr Smiley
65
Squishy Blob
75
Piano Playing Popup Card
78
Yapping Clapping Tapping Flapping Trex
83
Venus Flytrap
87
Frog Tongue
91
Heart Attack
93
Nail Clippers
96
Swiss Army Knife
103
Flasher
110
Flasher Supreme
112
Flasher Big Bang
113
Flasher Hat
114
Flasher Marble Maze
115
Flasher Labyrinth
116
Labyrinth Walker
117
Dromenon Labyrinth Walker
118
Slithering Snake Skin
119
Symbols Signs and Stunning Designs
120
Smiling Frowning George
121
Kite Letterhead
122
Mens Suit
123
IsoArea Swan
125
Wine Glass
126
Peace Sign
127
Multiple Rippling Deltoid
129
Musical Notes
131
Dancers
135
Dragon
137
Rocking Horse
141
Menorah
145
Crab
151
Butterfly Heart Card
180
Cubist Heart Card
181
Window Heart Card
182
Blintz Envelope
183
Envelope
184
Off the Wallet
186
Bird of Peace Popup Card
188
Diamond Heart Ring
190
Peace Ring
192
Crane Envelope
195
Crane in Love Envelope
198
Beating Heart Card
199
Star of Peace
202
Interlocking Diamond Heart Rings
204
Present Box
209
Origami for the Almost Deranged
214
Origami Square
215
Transvestite Puppet
216
Barf Bag
217
Unfortunate Bungee Jumper
218
Folder
219
Invisible Duck
220
JackOLantern
221
UpsideDown Heart
222
Whos Staring at my Rump?
223
Walking Boat
224
Clogged Artery
225
Unopenable Envelope
227
Folding the Blintz Base
228
Folding the Square Base
232
Folding the Flapping Bird
233
Man Swatter
234
Unfortunate Suitor
240
Carbon Atom
244
Monolithic Rubblestone Boulder
245
Running Car
246
Copyright

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Page 17 - As origami designers' abilities improved, there arose an unofficial set of rules governing what was allowed and what wasn't, particularly in the West. In general, an origami figure from an uncut sheet was better than one from a cut sheet; a single sheet was more desirable than two; and a fold from a square was preferred over any other starting shape.
Page 21 - ... infringement are not black and white; there is a lot of gray inbetween.

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About the author (2001)

Jeremy Shafer has been folding for fifteen years and has created hundreds of original models, each folded from one piece of paper, without cutting. He has been published in major origami journals in the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom, and has exhibited his work at seven OrigamiUSA conventions. He is a member of the Friends of Origami Center of America and is the editor of the BARF (Bay Area Rapid Folders) newsletter. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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