The First Book of Origami (Paperback)


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The First Book of Origami Book Description

Turn a single sheet of colored paper into an animal, a hat, a boat, or even a camera! The three-dimensional drawings and simple instructions are easy for beginners to follow. The designs range from traditional Japanese origami to novel ones that can be manipulated and moved, giving
everyone-from kids to grandparents-hours of pleasure and fun.
The craft of paper folding in Japan has been passed down from mother to child for generations, right up until the present day. Origami thus embodies skills that have been developed through play and enjoyment over the ages. Traditional designs, such as the popular crane - with their finely balanced
artistry and beauty - may be said to represent the living shapes of Japan.
Today this art has spread all over the world, attracting enthusiasts in dozens of countries, and the word "origami" itself has become widely recognized and internationally accepted. Origami societies have proliferated - in fact, the British Origami Society predates the Nippon Origami Society by
several years - and this has further enriched the art and led to the creation of numerous innovative designs.
This book presents a careful selection of classic and novel designs that can be easily mastered by the beginner Notable features are:
o Clear, easy-to-understand, three-dimensional illustrations created with computer graphics.
o Indications of the paper size for each design, giving the shapes and sorts of paper that can be used.
o Suggestions on how to play with such origami toys as the Camera, Party Popper and the Paku-Paku Game.

About the Author :

Kodansha International has contributed to The First Book of Origami as an author. THE ASSOCIATION FOR JAPANESE-LANGUATE TEACHING (AJALT) has been recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Ministry of Education since 1997. It was established to meet the practical needs of people who are not necessarily specialists on Japan but who wish to communicate effectively in Japanese.
In 1992 the Association was awarded the Japan Foundation Special Prize.

Book Details

Title: The First Book of Origami
Publisher: Kodansha International (JPN)
Author: Kodansha International, Kodansha International, Kodansha International
Edition: Paperback
Language: English




No. of Pages: 32
Publish Date: 2002-04-30
Binding: Paperback
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to Restricted International (Books).

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