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Origami Zoo

by Robert J. Lang and Stephen Weiss

Published:
1990 by St. Martin's Griffin
Pages:
166
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780312040154
ISBN-10:
0312040156

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

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? On some of the models
Photos of completed models? Small photo in B&W 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)? A few are from rectangles, one is from a triangle

Overall Impression

This is a fun joint effort of two of today's leading American origami creators. All kinds of animals are represented here, from simple to very complex models. The book opens with a detailed guide to the various symbols and procedures used. Some of the models require the use of paper colored the same on both size, and some use non-square paper, but there is something for every taste here.

There are 37 Origami Designs in Origami Zoo:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Dolphin

Mammals - Cetacea - Dolphins

Robert J. Lang27Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1988

Simple, with "swimming" action
Origami Dolphin by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Stephen Weiss30Square

Also in BOS Convention 1987 Autumn
Also in BOS Convention 1994 Autumn
Also in Le Pli 72
Also in Origami USA Convention 1997
Also in Orison 20/01
Origami Penguin by Stephen Weiss folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Stephen Weiss32SquareOrigami Swan by Stephen Weiss Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fish

Fish

Robert J. Lang34SquareOrigami Fish by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Gorilla

Mammals - Primates - Gorillas

Stephen Weiss36Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1982

Stylized, but I like it!
Origami Gorilla by Stephen Weiss folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Scottie

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Stephen Weiss38Square

Also in Paper Zoo by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Origami USA Convention 1985
Origami Scottie by Stephen Weiss folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Owl

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Stephen Weiss40Square

Also in BOS Convention 1983 Spring
Also in BOS Magazine 177
Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Origami Owl by Stephen Weiss folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Goose

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Stephen Weiss42Square

Also in BOS Magazine 116
Also in Origami USA Convention 1985
Origami Goose by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Frog

Amphibians

Stephen Weiss44Square

Also in BOS Convention 1981 Spring
Also in BOS Magazine 88
Also in Origami USA Convention 1981
Origami Frog by Stephen Weiss Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lion

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

Robert J. Lang46SquareOrigami Lion by Robert J. Lang Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Duck

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Stephen Weiss48Square

Excellent - with color-changed beak and feet
Origami Duck by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Magali
Turtle - sea

Reptiles - Turtles

Stephen Weiss50Square

Excellent - with color-changed feet
Origami Turtle - sea by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Roadrunner

Birds - Cuculiformes - Roadrunner

Stephen Weiss53Square

Also in BOS Convention 1981 Autumn
Also in Origami USA Convention 1982
Origami Roadrunner by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Collie

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Robert J. Lang56SquareOrigami Collie by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Kangaroo

Mammals - Marsupialia - Kangaroos

Stephen Weiss59SquareOrigami Kangaroo by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

Stephen Weiss62SquareOrigami Squirrel by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Skunk

Mammals - Mustelids - Skunks

Robert J. Lang65Square

Also in BOS Magazine 116
Origami Skunk by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat
Panda

Mammals - Ursidae - Pandas

Robert J. Lang68SquareOrigami Panda by Robert J. Lang Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Stephen Weiss71Square

Also in BOS Convention 1982 Spring
Origami Fox by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
Irish setter

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Stephen Weiss73RectangleOrigami Irish setter by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Textori
Alligator

Reptiles - Alligators and Crocodiles

Stephen Weiss77SquareOrigami Alligator by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Stephen Weiss81SquareOrigami Pegasus by Stephen Weiss Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Camel

Mammals - Camelidae - Camels

Stephen Weiss and Robert Lang85SquareOrigami Camel by Stephen Weiss and Robert Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Patrick Bergeot
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Robert J. Lang89SquareOrigami Mouse by Robert J. Lang Folded from a square of elephant-hide by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mammoth

Dinosaurs

Stephen Weiss93SquareOrigami Mammoth by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Dog in a doghouse

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Stephen Weiss96Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1986
Also in The Paper Magazine 90
Also in BOS Convention 1984 Spring
Origami Dog in a doghouse by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat
Bear

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Stephen Weiss100Rectangle

Also in BOS Convention 1987 Spring
Also in Origami USA Convention 1987
Origami Bear by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Pascal Durrens
Golden eagle

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Robert J. Lang104SquareOrigami Golden eagle by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Tortoise - desert

Reptiles - Turtles

Robert J. Lang110SquareOrigami Tortoise - desert by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Robert J. Lang115Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in Origami USA Convention 1988
Also in Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams - Vol. 1
Origami Rabbit by Robert J. Lang folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Stephen Weiss120SquareOrigami Giraffe by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Fly - horsefly

Insects - Flies

Robert J. Lang126SquareOrigami Fly - horsefly by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Stephane Gerard
Black widow

Arachnids - Spiders and Arachnids

Robert J. Lang132TriangleOrigami Black widow by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Reindeer

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

Robert J. Lang137SquareOrigami Reindeer by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Robert J. Lang143SquareOrigami Butterfly by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Praying mantis

Insects

Robert J. Lang149RectangleOrigami Praying mantis by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Crab

Crustaceans

Robert J. Lang156Square

Also in BOS Convention 1986 Spring
Also in Origami USA Convention 1986
Origami Crab by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong