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Animal Origami for the Enthusiast: Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 900 Diagrams/25 Original Models (Dover Origami Papercraft) Paperback – 28 Mar 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; 56th edition (28 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486247929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486247922
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 0.8 x 30.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 552,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

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 offers readers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow them to create better models with fewer steps.


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Montroll is an origami master and this is his best work , starting with easy designs, and continuing with other more complex designs, but the real feature is the variety of these more complex designs. There are ornamental and 3D pieces such as the star, multi-limbed insect based animals, and a wide range of 4 limbed animals, aswell as birds and the quality never wavers. And the highlights? - The clever elephant design, the spider, the eagle, the antelope the.... Can I give this book 6 stars?
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I bought it used and got an old edition of the book, with some diagrams that are very often hard to follow, some of them are not very clear and in some models there are steps missing. I wouldn't recommend this book for beginners as it requires some origami expertise to figure out the missing steps, and I hope the newer editions have replaced the old diagrams with more clear and current instructions.
The models, however, have very nice final results and I didn't regret having bought this book at all.
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This book was purchased so a group of us could make paper animals for a Lions Club International, first anniversary dinner. Alas the one animal we wanted was the Lion and that was not in this book. Never mind we had fun with the paper during the dinner making hats, boats etc and a tiger was produced from one adept member.
The plans diagrams are fairly easy to follow by anyone who can read, although not recommended by the very young.
good fun to try.
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Seemingly written with no regard for the reader.

Instructions are terse and, for the majority of diagrams, non-existent. Non-obvious steps are not explained.

Even with a good understanding of origami diagrams, the elephant is inscrutable from step 17. Very frustrating.

For such wonderfully clever designs, this is not good enough.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9ee51234) out of 5 stars 53 reviews
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4303714) out of 5 stars Easily the best origami book out there. 12 Sept. 2003
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This is easily my favorite book on origami. All the diagrams are clear, the models are very detailed, and more importantly, all of them are an awful lot of fun to make, and very rewarding. While it has models from the whole range of difficulty levels, it focuses primarily on the advanced folder.
A little bit of history- my parents bought me this book about 15 years ago, I couldn't have been more than 8 at the time. I had dabbled a little bit in origami before then, but this is the book that got me hooked. I still have that copy, ragged at the edges, pages falling out, but still as fulfulling as it always was. I just can't stop singing the praises of this book- it's that good.
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ed42384) out of 5 stars beautiful models 16 Jun. 1999
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Format: Paperback
The models I have tried so far are intermediate. The book includes: angelfish, seal, walrus, starfish, crane, swan, eagle, owl, t-rex, brontosaurus, snake, turtle, frog, bear, kangaroo, giraffe, fox, elephant, antelope, spider, crab, lobster, stellated dodecahedron. Very clear instructions compared with many books.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ed422c4) out of 5 stars Great looking models 23 Jun. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In 1985 I bought this at a book fair when I was 5 years old, and I still think that it is one of the best books on origami out there. The version that I have contains a few confusing instructions (which may have been corrected in later editions), but they can be worked around thanks to the well drawn pictures.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ed3924c) out of 5 stars Great designs 14 May 2013
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I got this book a long time ago (I don't remember where or when) and over the years have made almost all the designs in it.

I love that all the designs are pictured on the covers so you can, at a glance, see what the finished products should look like and pick out what you want to do. When I was a beginner I could do several of the designs, but some of them were confusing and I couldn't figure out what was going on. Now that i've been doing origami for many years many of the designs that I had trouble with in the past are easy (or at least understandable - most are difficult to do with computer paper which is my typical medium because I'm cheap).

All of the designs have a certain artistic elegance which helps them to look amazing. The elephant is one of my favorite designs, although I typically do baby elephants which is a modified version with no tusks.

Cons: Although there are a few designs that a beginner could do as stretch goals (swan maybe), it's more for intermediate folders. The book presupposes that you are working through it, so if a specific type of fold or base is done earlier in the book it won't be described later. So don't start at the end. However, if you start at the beginning and work your way through it you will learn a lot. Also, I suspect that those who use pictures over text will find the book easier to use (I'm a diagrams gal). The text will say something like "sink fold" while the diagrams will show exactly where to sink fold and are clear enough to generally be able to figure out what's going on.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ed39708) out of 5 stars Animal Origami for the Enthusiast 7 April 2001
By Lauren - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great book, not quite for beginners, though. In this book, you work your way up through the angel fish (easiest) to the lobster (hardest). The book has great step-by-step intructions which helps you create a model with great detail. This is one of the best origami books I've ever gotten and I definatly recommend it if you're really into origami.
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