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  • Introduction
    • The Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
    • The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    • The Hall of Supreme Harmony, The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
    • The White House, Washington D.C., USA
    • The National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China
    • Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
    • The Eiffel Tower, Paris France
    • Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan
    • Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Westminster Abbey, London, England
    • The Tower Bridge, London, England
    • The United States Capital Building, Washington D.C., USA
    • The Chrysler Building, New York City, USA
    • The Parthenon, Athens, Greece
    • The Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., USA
    • Westminster Palace, London, England

Title: Origami Architecture: Papercraft Models fo the World's Most Famous Buildings
Author: Sheung Yee Shing(goes by Yee)
Format/Publication Date: HC:2011
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Rutland, VT
Page Count: 144
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 12 1/2" x 9 1/4"
ISBN: 9784805311547

SUMMARY- I am fascinated with this book. I'm going to ignore the application of the word "origami" to this - it is so clearly kirigami. But origami gets misapplied a lot if it has anything to do with paper - and I understand why, even. The publisher is trying to sell the book, and "origami" is a more easily recognized word than "kirigami". Feh.

Okay, I didn't ignore it. Sorry. This book clearly deserves the huge hardcover it became. If you love grand buildings, or know someone who does, then this book is a perfect gift. Even if they don't decide to make any of the models, it's still full of eye candy. It's amazing to see how the white paper captures and bounces light around inside to give them a glow. He picked a great assortment of iconic architecture from around the world. His instructions are pictorially laid out, and the book is in English. I had no trouble following the instructions frame by frame. Some of these models are quite complicated - better have steady hands for the intricate and extensive cutting that has to be done - but so worth it!