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Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft) [Paperback]

John Montroll
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2 Dec 2010 Dover Origami Papercraft
This exciting collection of unusual origami projects includes a griffin, sea serpent, wyvern, and a dozen animals from the Chinese zodiac: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, snake, monkey, and six others — each created from a single sheet of paper. The models range in difficulty from simple to complex. Includes two-color diagrams.

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (2 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 048647951X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486479514
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Internationally renowned author John Montroll has significantly increased the origami repertoire with his original designs. Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, the American origami master presents meticulously developed folding sequences that result in better models with fewer steps.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent item. 11 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent illustrations taking you step by step through the process. You do need to know some of the basic folds before you start in on this book though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 20+ years of folding, and this book is a great challenge = Love it!!! 19 Oct 2011
By Thew - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is an amazing assortment of creative origami models, but it is most definitely NOT for a novice of origami. I've been folding paper for more than 2 decades now, and have found a few models in this book really challenging. Like most instructions in books by Montroll, there are some steps which appear vague, but once you crack the mystery, then you'll understand that there really isn't any better way for the diagrams to be done. The models in this book are a bit more advanced than in Animal Origami by Montroll, and fairly comparable to many of the designs in "the Complete Book of Origami" by Lang.
If you are an intermediate level artist, this book is sure to present some frustrations, but offers so much more satisfaction in the long run.
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5.0 out of 5 stars magnificent 11 Mar 2012
By Random Internet User - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I really like this book. I am 9 years old and they are easy enough for me to do and they all look very good when I'm done. My favorite is the chimera. It was a little tricky at first but I got it. I had some trouble with the pegasus too but it was a really easy fold that I just didn't understand. All the others are wonderful too. I think it is a very fun book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Intermediate Diagrams 20 Nov 2011
By Nena Clements - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been folding for most of my life, but mostly just simple models from memory. This book was one of the ones I picked up in an effort to advance my origami skills and get better at reading diagrams. Overall, it's been a great book for an intermediate folder. My only nitpicks are minor. One is that I don't like the look of the wings on some of the mythical creatures, such as the griffin and the three headed dragon. The other is that a lot of the quadrupeds are from the same base, so folding from this book can get monotonous. This isn't really a flaw, but it means I tend to go back and forth between this book and another to change it up. Overall, this book has great designs nad very readable diagrams. I've only had any real issues with the monkey, and that's far from the most complex diagram in the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars hard to determine 29 Sep 2012
By transittalk - Published on Amazon.com
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I have to admit this origami is the toughest to do in my life. It sure is for advance but have not been able to do almost any of them for over a year now. Nice if someone is more advance than me, but usually I am great at origami. In addition, I like the old version of this book better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. 8 April 2012
By Jennifer - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the book. Super easy to follow and perfect images! Fun and easy, super neat folds and creatures! Can not wait to try them all.
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