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Bringing Origami to Life

by John Montroll

Published:
1999 by Dover Publications
Pages:
120
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486407142
ISBN-10:
0486407144

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Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Small b&w photos are included in the index
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Yes

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This book is about folding, and creating, 3 dimensional, close-backed origami models. Montroll discusses the technique of wet-folding, and demonstrates its use on the traditional crane.

Many of the models are derived from the same bases, which allows the folder to learn how to use bases for their own creations. With each model, Montroll reveals some creation tips.

There are 25 Origami Designs in Bringing Origami to Life:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Duck

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

John Montroll13SquareOrigami Duck by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Christian Weinert
Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

John Montroll15SquareOrigami Swan by John Montroll Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Goose

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

John Montroll17Square
Sparrow

Birds - Passeriformes

John Montroll20Square
Swallow

Birds - Passeriformes

John Montroll24Square
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

John Montroll28SquareOrigami Cat by John Montroll Folded from a square of rice paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

John Montroll32SquareOrigami Dog by John Montroll Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Eagle

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

John Montroll33Square
Parrot

Birds - Psittaciformes - Parrots

John Montroll36Square
Apatosaurus

Dinosaurs

John Montroll40SquareOrigami Apatosaurus by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Christian Weinert
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

John Montroll44SquareOrigami Rabbit by John Montroll Wet-folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

John Montroll49SquareOrigami Squirrel by John Montroll Wet-folded from a square of Canson art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

John Montroll54SquareOrigami Horse by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bear

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

John Montroll58SquareOrigami Bear by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Christian Weinert
Bison

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

John Montroll62Square
Anteater

Mammals - Xenarthra - Anteaters and Sloths

John Montroll66SquareOrigami Anteater by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

John Montroll70Square
Ibis

Birds - Pelecaniformes - Herons and Ibises

John Montroll74Square
Kangaroo

Mammals - Marsupialia - Kangaroos

John Montroll79Square
Coyote

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

John Montroll84Square

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Origami Coyote by John Montroll folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Elephant - African

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

John Montroll90SquareOrigami Elephant - African by John Montroll Folded from a square of Fadeless origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lion

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

John Montroll95Square
Hippopotamus

Mammals - Hippopotami

John Montroll101SquareOrigami Hippopotamus by John Montroll Wet folded from a square of Canson art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Crocodile

Reptiles - Alligators and Crocodiles

John Montroll106SquareOrigami Crocodile by John Montroll Folded from a square of animal-patterned origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Horse with rider

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

John Montroll113Square

Also in Horses in Origami by John Montroll
Origami Horse with rider by John Montroll Folded from a square of thin brown wrapping paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com