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Paper Life: The Story of Ligia Montoya

by Laura Rozenberg

Published:
2016 by CreateSpace
Pages:
106
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781533312952
ISBN-10:
1533312958

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Skill Level Simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
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)? Varies

Overall Impression

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More of a history of origami text than an actual instruction book, this book explores the life and times of one origami artists: Ligia Montoya from Argentina. However, this is not just the history of one person, as Montoya's story is the story of modern 20th century origami, and of the starting of creative origami's proliferation around the world.

Ligia Montoya was a reclusive artist, avoiding meeting her contemporary folders. However, she was involved in numerous correspondences with folders all over the world, and Laura Rozenberg, the author, has painstakingly researched Montoya's letters, in particular her correspondence with Gershon Legman, an influential player in the origami world.

The book, aimed at young adults, is beautifully edited, with many illustrations and photographs, as well as background historical information. Also included are several diagrams for folding Montoya's creations.

This book is a true gem, and a must read for anyone interested in the history of origami.

There are 13 Origami Designs in Paper Life: The Story of Ligia Montoya:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Pajarita

Toys

Traditional15Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Der Falter 12
Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
Also in NOA Magazine 74
Also in NOA Magazine 204
and in other sources...
Origami Pajarita by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Dragonfly

Insects

Traditional31Square
With cuts

Diagrams by Ligia Montoya
Llama

Mammals - Camelidae - Llamas

Ligia Montoya44Square
With cuts
Four hats

Clothes - Hats

Ligia Montoya47Square
Flower 1

Flora - Flowers

Ligia Montoya86Pentagon
Flower 2

Flora - Flowers

Ligia Montoya89Pentagon
Flower 3

Flora - Flowers

Ligia Montoya91Hexagon
Flower 4

Flora - Flowers

Ligia Montoya95Pentagon
Bee

Insects

Ligia Montoya97Square
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Ligia Montoya98Pentagon
Iris

Flora - Flowers

Ligia Montoya100Triangle
Dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Ligia Montoya101Square
With cuts
Bougainvillea

Flora - Flowers

Ligia Montoya102Triangle
2 units
With cuts