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  • Preface
          Lillian Oppenheimer
  • Introduction
  • I. How to Use This Book: Paper, Tools, Symbols, Procedures, Instructions
  • II. Introductory Models:
    • Cicada
    • House
    • Bunny
    • Hooded Cobra
    • Witch
  • III: Diamond Base
    • Snapping Wolf
    • Blue Whale
    • Reversible Fish
    • Mouse
    • Pelican
  • IV: Fish Base
    • Duck
    • Angelfish
    • Talking Fish
    • Shorthorn Bull
    • Longhorn Bull(George Rhoads)
    • Rabbit
    • Rabbit Var. 1: Cotton Tail
    • Rabbit Var. 2: Head and Earrs(Neal Elias)
  • V: Preliminary Fold and Bird Base
    • Postman
    • Rooster
    • Dachshund
    • African Mask
    • Boston Terrier
    • Dog Var.
    • Trojan Horse
    • Flower
    • Pheasant
    • Scarlet Carp
    • Sea Turtle
    • Fukusuke
  • VI: Frog Base
    • Jumping Frog
    • Red Pepper
    • Green Pepper
    • Persimmon
    • Turtle
    • Camel
    • Grasshopper
  • VII: Waterbomb Base
    • Waterbomb
    • Carrier Pigeon
    • New Flapping Bird
    • King Tut's Crown(John M. Nordquist)
    • Robin Hood Hat(John M. Nordquist)
    • Moth
    • Polar Bear Cub
    • Parrot
  • VIII: Blintz Procedure
    • Salt Cellar
    • Lovers' Knot
    • Knot Bat
    • Blintz Bird Base
    • Vampire Bat
    • Springer Spaniel
    • Butterfly
    • Brontosaurus
    • Stegosaurus
    • Double Blintz Preliminary Fold(Adolfo Cerceda)
    • Christmas Ornaments
  • IX: Teaching Origami
  • X: How Origami Figures Can Be Used
  • XI: Basic Folds
  • XII: Creative Origami
  • Bibliography
  • Sources of Paper
  • Index

Title: The Art of Origami: Paper Folding, Traditional and Modern
Author: Samuel Randlett, Jean Randlett
Format/Publication Date: hc:1961
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., NY
Language: English
Page Count: 192
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/4" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- The introduction is very interesting and illuminating. There are cool pictures of John Nordquist and Lillian Oppenheimer. There are lots of models to play with. I find it interesting that Mr. Randlett gets all the credit, with Akira Yoshizawa, for developing the symbols that are now universally used to illustrate paper folds, when it was Jean Randlett, Samuel's wife, who was the illustrator. Maybe she only did what he told her to draw with no input into the process other than to be the hand that guided the pen, but I find that unlikely. Other than that "Huh" moment for me, I found this book really delightful and an exciting find. You can see from the cute dog chasing the butterfly on the cover that there are folds here sophisticated enough to have personality. The instructions are easy to follow, as advertised. So, thank you, Mrs. Randlett.