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Origami Animal Sculpture book cover

Origami Animal Sculpture

by John Szinger

Published:
2014 by Tuttle Publishing
Pages:
128
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9784805312629
ISBN-10:
4805312629

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

Skill Level Intermediate to complex
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)? Yes

Overall Impression

John Szinger has a knack for creating complex-looking designs with ample attention to details, which are actually not incredibly complex to fold. The models, covering a wide range of the animal kingdom, as well as a few objects, using an innovative array of folding sequences, are well-designed, maximizing the surface of the paper and making them suitable for folding from almost any type of paper. The author does suggest the most suitable paper and starting size for each design.

The book itself is beautifully produced, printed on glossy paper and in full color, with multiple large photos accompanying each design.

Also included is a DVD containing full video instructions to 12 of the designs. It is also well-produced, with over-the-shoulder footage of the designer demonstrating the folding process.

I would recommend this book for intermediate to complex folders, as the instructions do assume some folding experience, with adjustments and estimations required here and there. But other than that, this is the kind of origami book I'm always happy to see.

There are 22 Origami Designs in Origami Animal Sculpture:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Asian elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

John Szinger8Square

Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Origami Asian elephant by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Canoe

Vehicles - Boats

John Szinger14Square

Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Origami Canoe by John Szinger Folded from a square of speckle-design paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lean-to

Buildings

John Szinger17SquareOrigami Lean-to by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Adirondack chair

Objects - Furniture

John Szinger22Square

Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Origami Adirondack chair by John Szinger Folded from a square of Elephant-hide by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Common loon

Birds - Gaviiformes - Loons

John Szinger28Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 2009
Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Origami Common loon by John Szinger folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

John Szinger32SquareOrigami Fox by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Brown bear

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

John Szinger36Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 2009
Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Origami Brown bear by John Szinger Wet folded from a square of Canson paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Adirondack moose

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

John Szinger39SquareOrigami Adirondack moose by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Inchworm

Insects

John Szinger46SquareOrigami Inchworm by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

John Szinger50Square

Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Origami Butterfly by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Octopus

Molluscs

John Szinger56Square

Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Origami Octopus by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Cuttlefish

Molluscs

John Szinger59SquareOrigami Cuttlefish by John Szinger Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Giant squid

Molluscs

John Szinger64SquareOrigami Giant squid by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Bull walrus

Mammals - Pinnipedia - Seals and Sea Lions

John Szinger72Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 2012
Origami Bull walrus by John Szinger Folded from a square of Crinkle Charcoal scrapbooking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Elephant seal

Mammals - Pinnipedia - Seals and Sea Lions

John Szinger77SquareOrigami Elephant seal by John Szinger Folded from a square of cardstock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Narwhal

Mammals - Cetacea - Whales

John Szinger82SquareOrigami Narwhal by John Szinger Wet folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lizard

Reptiles

John Szinger88Square

Also in BOS Convention 2005 Autumn
Also in Origami USA Convention 2005
Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Origami Lizard by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Snapping turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

John Szinger95Square

Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Also in Origami USA Convention 2008
Origami Snapping turtle by John Szinger folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Frog

Amphibians

John Szinger100SquareOrigami Frog by John Szinger Folded from a square of hand-made paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Five-banded armadillo

Mammals - Xenarthra - Armadillos

John Szinger105SquareOrigami Five-banded armadillo by John Szinger Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
American turkey

Birds - Galliformes - Turkeys

John Szinger111SquareOrigami American turkey by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger
Fivefold rose

Flora - Flowers

John Szinger121Square

Also in Zing Origami by John Szinger
Origami Fivefold rose by John Szinger on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Szinger