Monday, March 25, 2013

Extreme Origami

Extreme Origami
by Won Park [736.982 Par]

The libraries have a fairly extensive collection of books teaching you how to do origami, both in the youth and adult collections under 736.982, but this one jumped out at me right away when I saw it. Park creates 20 different works of origami art, using only U.S. dollar bills. Included for each design are detailed, broken-down graphics showing the exact folds and order of folding, plus a beautiful photo of the finished work of art. Park's designs are incredibly intricate and beautiful, and include such exotic paper sculptures as Praying Mantis, Koi Fish, Scorpion, Ox, Spider, Butterfly and Formula 1 Race Car. If you've ever wondered if you can do origami, this is a great place to start. If you don't want to try it yourself, this book is just gorgeous to browse through! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [Subscribe to Scott's monthly booklist newsletter It's All Geek to Me! - on the Books, Movies & More newsletter sign-up page]

[ Won Park page on The Origami Research Center web site ] | [ Images of Won Park dollar bill origami on Tumblr ]

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