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Origami Gli Insetti (Origami Insects)

by Alfredo Giunta

Published:
1987 by il Castello
Pages:
104
Binding:
From simple to complex
Language:
Italian

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes - hand drawn
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes
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)? Many are from rectangles

Overall Impression

While not achieving the anatomical correctness of insects such as other contemporary origami artists do, Giunta gives his models life of their own. The book starts off with simpler, legless insects, and progresses to more advanced models, mostly using multiple waterbomb-bases from long rectangles to create legs and feelers for the insects. When you want a nice insect without laboring for a few hours - this is the way to go!

There are 25 Origami Designs in Origami Gli Insetti (Origami Insects):

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Fly 1

Insects - Flies

Alfredo Giunta11SquareOrigami Fly 1 by Alfredo Giunta Folded from a square of beetle origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Beetle

Insects

Alfredo Giunta13SquareOrigami Beetle by Alfredo Giunta Each folded from a square of beetle origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cicada

Insects

Alfredo Giunta15Square
Caterpillar

Insects - Butterflies

Alfredo Giunta17Rectangle - 1X2

Also in Le Farfalle by Alfredo Giunta
Origami Caterpillar by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Alfredo Giunta
Leaf and stems

Flora - Trees and Plants

Alfredo Giunta18Square

Also in Le Farfalle by Alfredo Giunta

Insect food!
Origami Leaf and stems by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Alfredo Giunta
Chrysalis

Insects - Butterflies

Alfredo Giunta20Square

Butterfly pupa
Butterfly 1

Insects - Butterflies

Alfredo Giunta21Square
Butterfly 2

Insects - Butterflies

Alfredo Giunta22Square
Butterfly 3

Insects - Butterflies

Alfredo Giunta23Rectangle - 1X2
Butterfly 4

Insects - Butterflies

Alfredo Giunta25Rectangle - 1X2
Grasshopper 1

Insects

Alfredo Giunta28Square
Grasshopper 2

Insects

Alfredo Giunta30Square
Praying mantis

Insects

Alfredo Giunta35Square
Beetle

Insects

Alfredo Giunta38Square

With many suggested variations
Scarab beetle

Insects

Alfredo Giunta49Square

Also in BOS Convention 1986 Autumn
Origami Scarab beetle by Alfredo Giunta Folded from a square of Michael LaFosse's
Fly 2

Insects - Flies

Alfredo Giunta54Square

Also in BOS Convention 1986 Spring
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Origami Masters: Alfredo Giunta by Alfredo Giunta
Also in BOS Convention 1987 Autumn
Also in BOS Magazine 132
Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
and in other sources...
Origami Fly 2 by Alfredo Giunta Folded from a square of Japanese foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fly 3

Insects - Flies

Alfredo Giunta60Rectangle - 1X3

Also in BOS Convention 1986 Spring
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Origami Masters: Alfredo Giunta by Alfredo Giunta
Also in BOS Convention 1987 Autumn
Also in BOS Magazine 132
Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
and in other sources...
Origami Fly 3 by Alfredo Giunta Folded from a rectangle of tissue+Japanese foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Beetle 1

Insects

Alfredo Giunta64Rectangle - 1X4Origami Beetle 1 by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Alfredo Perez Jimenez
Beetle 2

Insects

Alfredo Giunta68Rectangle - 1X4

Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Origami Beetle 2 by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Jake Crowley
Moth

Insects - Butterflies

Alfredo Giunta72Rectangle - 1X4

Also in Le Farfalle by Alfredo Giunta
Origami Moth by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Jake Crowley
Earwig

Insects

Alfredo Giunta75Rectangle - 1X4

Also in Origami Masters: Alfredo Giunta by Alfredo Giunta
Origami Earwig by Alfredo Giunta folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Stag beetle

Insects

Alfredo Giunta83Rectangle - 1X4

Also in Origami Masters: Alfredo Giunta by Alfredo Giunta
Origami Stag beetle by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Alfredo Perez Jimenez
Rhinoceros beetle

Insects

Alfredo Giunta90Rectangle - 1X4Origami Rhinoceros beetle by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Alfredo Perez Jimenez
Tropical beetle

Insects

Alfredo Giunta94Rectangle - 1X4Origami Tropical beetle by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Alfredo Perez Jimenez
Ant

Insects

Alfredo Giunta95Rectangle - 1X4Origami Ant by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Alfredo Perez Jimenez