This book presents origami techniques, examples and projects to stimulate, entertain and delight. It provides detailed advice on choosing appropriate paper, paperfolding techniques and base folds, and advanced techniques such as wet folding. It contains over 80 origami projects to fold, including traditional designs, animals and flowers, toys, games, action models, party tricks, decorative pieces and modular origami. It includes a feature gallery of some of the most highly regarded contemporary origamists. It is fully illustrated, step-by-step, with over 1,500 colour photographs. This practical guide combines a fascinating history of origami, an inspirational gallery featuring the work of the world's top origamists, detailed descriptions of paper to use, and over 80 step-by-step projects to challenge and delight. There are traditional Japanese models, toys, games and action origami, animals and flowers, practical origami for the home, party tricks, decorative models and stunning modular pieces. Each section begins with a simple project and progresses to models that will test your skills and reward you with a sense of accomplishment.
With inspirational photography of each model and origami pieces to suit every ability, this book will ensure that you never look at a piece of paper in quite the same way again.