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Origami for the Enthusiast

by John Montroll

Published:
1979 by Dover Publications
Pages:
120
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486237992
ISBN-10:
0486237990

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes - hand drawn
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? A B&W photo for each model
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

Overall Impression

This is the first English origami book I ever had, and when I first saw it. It blew my mind. The animals are so detailed - and all from a square!

It is the first of a long line of books from Montroll, and I still see it as one of the best, even though most of the animals are "open backed" - and some of the model becomes thickish. My favorites are the Pegasus and the Mountain Goat.

The diagrams are hand drawn, unlike Montroll's later books, but still quite clear.

There are 25 Origami Designs in Origami for the Enthusiast:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Fish

Fish

John Montroll14Square

Also in Origami Sea Creatures by John Montroll
Also in The Origamian - Vol.09 3
Origami Fish by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Goldfish

Fish - Goldfish

John Montroll16Square

Also in Origami Sea Creatures by John Montroll
Origami Goldfish by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ira Fine
Seahorse

Fish

John Montroll18Square

Also in Origami Sea Creatures by John Montroll
Origami Seahorse by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Whale

Mammals - Cetacea - Whales

John Montroll20Square

Also in Origami Sea Creatures by John Montroll
Origami Whale by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Sunfish

Fish

John Montroll23SquareOrigami Sunfish by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ira Fine
Vulture

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

John Montroll27SquareOrigami Vulture by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Ostrich

Birds - Struthioniformes - Ostriches

John Montroll30SquareOrigami Ostrich by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Toucan

Birds - Piciformes - Toucans and Woodpeckers

John Montroll32SquareOrigami Toucan by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Stork

Birds - Ciconiiformes - Storks

John Montroll35Square

Also in NOA Magazine 104
Origami Stork by John Montroll Wet folded from a square of Royal Marble scrapbooking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Goose in flight

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

John Montroll37SquareOrigami Goose in flight by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Robin

Birds - Passeriformes

John Montroll41SquareOrigami Robin by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

John Montroll44SquareOrigami Peacock by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

John Montroll49SquareOrigami Rabbit by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Skunk

Mammals - Mustelids - Skunks

John Montroll52SquareOrigami Skunk by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

John Montroll55SquareOrigami Mouse by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

John Montroll57SquareOrigami Squirrel by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Rhinoceros

Mammals - Rhinocerotidae - Rhinoceros

John Montroll61SquareOrigami Rhinoceros by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

John Montroll67SquareOrigami Elephant by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Mountain goat

Mammals - Bovidae - Sheep, Goats and Bovides

John Montroll72Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1982
Origami Mountain goat by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Camel

Mammals - Camelidae - Camels

John Montroll80SquareOrigami Camel by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eric Bergen
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

John Montroll87SquareOrigami Pegasus by John Montroll Folded from a square of thin brown wrapping paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Moth

Insects - Butterflies

John Montroll99SquareOrigami Moth by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ira Fine
Stink bug

Insects

John Montroll104SquareOrigami Stink bug by John Montroll Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Beetle

Insects

John Montroll109SquareOrigami Beetle by John Montroll Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Grasshopper

Insects

John Montroll114SquareOrigami Grasshopper by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ira Fine