Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dogs In Origami

Dogs in Origami by John Montroll published by Dover contains exactly what is on the cover, 30 tutorials for origami dogs of a surprisingly broad range.  The book is 128 pages, paperback format, and Dover's usual quality. 

The book begins with a good introduction including the basic folds and symbols. The introduction takes up about 10% of the page content.  The following chapters are well illustrated tutorials, one for each dog breed. It's amazing to me that the sculptures really -do- look like the breeds they represent.  The bull terrier looks like a bull terrier, the Scottish terrier really looks like a scotty. (That might be a bit of a 'duh' moment for most readers, but am still amazed that it's possible to get as much nuance of stance and feature in a one color origami sculpture).

The tutorials are aimed at the intermediate to advanced origamist, though I managed to follow two of the diagrams without much trouble and I would call myself a moderately keen beginner.

I could definitely see this being a really fun activity with family or friends, and it would make a great gift along with a pack of paper.

Classic and fun.  Origami is a great mindfulness training exercise.

Four stars

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher.

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