Origami Architecture: Papercraft Models of the World's Most Famous Buildings
The incredible splendors of some of the worlds' most recognized architectural feats are brought to life within the pages of "Origami Architecture." With this book, some card stock paper, and a hobby knife, anyone can build spectacular re-creation's of the most famous buildings in the world. It gives instructions and templates for 16 buildings, including the Parthenon, the White House, the Eiffel Tower, the Chrysler building, and the Forbidden City. There are over 900 photographs detailing the cutting and assembling of the pieces, most without using glue or tape. Once the structure is attached to the base not only will does it look amazing, but it can be folded up and taken anywhere. For the would-be architect, the papercraft hobbyist, or a model builder, "Origami Architecture" will provide hours of activity with impressive results. Projects include: Arc de Triomphe, Leaning Tower of PIsa, Hall of Supreme Harmony, White House, National Centre for the Performing Arts China, Sydney Opera House, Eiffel Tower, Osaka Castle, Petronas Towers, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, United States Capitol, Chrysler Building, Athens Parthenon, Lincoln Memorial, Palace of Westminster.
"Want a challenge? Most people are familiar with folded paper origami cranes or napkin swans. Some paper folders have graduated to folding elephants, crabs or geometric shapes. Then there are true papercraft artists whose creations are above and beyond a hobbyist's skill. In this case, you have Yee. "Origami Architecture" is for anyone who aspires to be the type of artist who is meticulous, exacting and fascinated by complexity."--"McClatchy Newspapers"