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    • ISBN:9781444132144
    • Publication date:27 Aug 2010
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Get Started with Origami

By Robin Harbin

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  • £10.99

Robert Harbin's pioneering book provides a comprehensive introduction to this simple and inexpensive, yet creative and absorbing art form.

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New edition, revised by David Brill, of the British Origami Society and includes new diagrams for the reader to follow to make new models

Robert Harbin's pioneering book provides a comprehensive introduction to this simple and inexpensive, yet creative and absorbing art form. It includes a complete history of origami (or the art of paperfolding), from its origins in the twelfth century. It provides information on the essentials of origami, followed by over 400 diagrams with clear and easy-to-follow instructions that show how to create a range of models.

The book's aim is to provide a new dimension in enjoyment, infinite and unrivalled in its capacity to make you relax and forget everything else.


Get Started with Origami includes:

A short history of origami
Postscripts

The essentials of origami
A note on symbols
Symbols
Reverse folds
Feet
Bird's head
House
G.I. cap
Boat
Salt cellar
Colour changers
Spanish box
Box and lid
Turban
Samurai hat
Sampan
Water hat
Cube
Sanbow 1
Sanbow 2
Dish
Basket
Multiform
Gondola
Bird base
Flapping bird
Pigeon
Praying moor
Frog
Bat mask
Penguin 1
Penguin 2
Rabbit
Tropical bird 1
Tropical bird 2
Mother hubbard's dog
Mother hubbard
Friar Tuck
Squirrel
Printer's hat
Decoration 1
Decoration 2
Frisbee and star
Japanese gentleman
Japanese lady
Fish
Ornithonimus
Aladdin's lamp
Ostrich
Pink elephant
Swans
Stunt plane

Taking it further



Learn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features:

- Brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, and summaries throughout the book
- Extension articles online
- Every book gives you one, five and ten-minute bites of learning to get you started

Biographical Notes

In 1955, Edward Robert Charles Williams was the first person in the world to present paperfolding on television, on the BBC children's programme 'Jigsaw'. The next year his first book, 'Paper Magic', illustrated by Rolf Harris was published. In October 1967, the British Origami Society was founded independently by a small group of enthusiasts who appointed Bob to be their honorary president.

Bob created a worldwide reputation, both for the quality of his magid performances and also for his own new illusions. He died at St. Mary's Hospital in London on 23rd February 1978, deeply mourned by paper folders, magicians and by the general public alike.

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  • ISBN: 9781444103762
  • Publication date: 27 Aug 2010
  • Page count: 208
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
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