Get Started with Origami
By Robin Harbin
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
The essentials of origami
A note on symbols
Box and lid
Tropical bird 1
Tropical bird 2
Mother hubbard's dog
Frisbee and star
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
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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- Publication date:
27 Aug 2010
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