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Extreme Origami: Transforming Dollar Bills into Priceless Works of Art Hardcover – October 15, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Race Point Publishing; First edition (October 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937994023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937994020
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 11.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This is origami of the highest standard in a book that does it rare justice.' British Origami Magazine

Book Description

Won Park has taken the ancient art of origami to a whole new level. Using American currency, Park transforms dollar bills into creative works of art. He relies on the fibrous quality of the paper to fold, bend and twist hundreds of times per model without tearing. With no cutting and no pasting, Park is able to incorporate the details on the bills into his model designs. His signature koi fish is folded in such a way that the patterns on the dollar bill become the scales on the fish, and even the facial features fall in exactly the right place. Why worry about the declining value of the U.S. dollar? Follow the instructions in this book, and you can transform your dollars into works of art!


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Won Park is a genius!
James R Griffith Jr
I can't fathom the difficulty in trying to produce instructions for minute finishing details on advanced models so that everyone can understand.
Rodney Varfley
The instructions are well-written, and very well-illustrated.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James R Griffith Jr on October 21, 2012
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This book is not for the novice, although the presentation of the directions for completion of a fold is awesome. Won Park is a genius!

The book contains 20 fold projects using US Currency; Butterfly,Toilet,Tank,Spider,Fox,Pig,Swordfish,Sea Turtle,Ox,Pegasus,Praying Mantis,Stag Beetle,Car,Fighter Jet,Bat,Scorpion,Koi Fish,Stegosaur.Dragon,and Formula 1 Race Car.

I would recommend this book to all.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rodney Varfley on September 29, 2012
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First and foremost, for me to understand any origami diagram, you gotta have some pretty nice photos or something to grab my interests. I'm not an architect so I'm all set with trying to read dead blueprints. That said, this book is pretty! The cover and the 20 finished models are all cool color photos.

I can't fathom the difficulty in trying to produce instructions for minute finishing details on advanced models so that everyone can understand. I didn't expect the book to have presented every step to cater to me, but instead having good reference points that I could use to perhaps discuss with friends or compare with Youtube vids. (I got to step 35 of 63 of the koi fish and met with the origami folder's wall of impassability, lol). It has done a good job at documenting some very advanced models.

Looks like Won Park teamed up with the dynamic duo over at the Origamido Studio to actually get paid for his work. Good job!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sci on January 7, 2013
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I was glad Won Park got this published since many of these models have been floating around the internet for awhile. I am happy to buy the book to support my fellow origamists. I bought this for $16.50 on Amazon. The price changes over time so in the future you might be buying this for more or less.
For the editors, for future editions, Dragon, page 125 instruction 42 a and b are switched around so this may cause confusion in some. I have not folded every model so there may be other errors but I will update this if I find more.

Conclusion:

I do not regret buying it so I would recommend it. It's a nice hardback book with a beautiful cover design. The diagrams are beautifully done but due to the complexity of some models, obviously not everything can be diagrammed clearly.
The models are complex and for advance folders and turned out very nice.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steingar and Mrs. Steingar on November 5, 2012
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Won Park, the acclaimed dollar bill origami artist, has come out with his master opus, a treasure trove for folders. All of his best known models, including his toilet, dragon, tank, race car and many more have been meticulously diagrammed by Marcio Noguchi and laid out in a well-produced and gorgeous book. Fair warning, this is most decidedly not for beginners, but is a collection of complex and detailed pieces certain to delight experienced folders. Won Park has moved to art of currency Origami to new heights.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joel Sindelar on August 21, 2013
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As a kid, I (like Won Park but to a lesser degree) was obsessed with origami and spent hours in the library looking for books by Robert Harbin, etc. So I'm 42 now and have only folded occasionally as an adult- but my nephew got into folding dollar bills, and I was once again bitten by the bug. Surfing youtube I found some examples of Won Park's work and had to try some of them. This book is beautiful- great paper, etc. I've tried three models so far- Turtle, Ox and Koi Fish- and was stuck for a while on certain steps of all of them. However in the end I was successful and they are beautiful and look like the diagrams. Note: Won Park filmed a youtube series clarifying instructions for the Koi Fish, which were greatly helpful- I recommend watching- shortens the process and clarifies some mistakes in the diagrams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lois A Sprague on February 24, 2014
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Won Parks origami is amazing! His book has clear, detailed instructions.
Challenging models. Completing a model gives a real sense of satisfaction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sterling on November 24, 2013
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Those practice Dollar bill Origami know that Won Park is at the head of its Jedi council. The techniques illustrated in this book take some time to master, but is well worth the effort.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "100+ Wedding Games" author on June 12, 2013
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This is the most intricate dollar origami book in print. If you're detail oriented, you'll love the results. The designs are very pleasing to look at and can be given as gifts. The results make people go WOW.

I am not an advanced origami folder. The most complicated thing I ever folded before picking up this book was the flapping crane. I just fell in love with the projects after seeing pictures of Won Park's work on the internet and decided to give it a go. That I can fold these amazing creations with little experience--by simply following the book--speaks to the quality of the illustrated instructions.

It does require patience, following instructions closely, and the ability to make very small, sharp folds. Precision is key to making sure the prefolds perform as they're supposed to. I find that some of the pleats are so small that if you don't get it right on the first attempt, the paper loses integrity making it difficult to complete the detail or obliterates the decorative detail itself.

Also, some folds have to be mirrored but are not illustrated--in other words the instructions will show you how to go through a series of folds on one side of the bill, and then the book will tell you to simply repeat the same on the other side. This means you have to figure out how to flip the instructions in your head to repeat the folds on the other side of the bill. This part can give your spatial orientation skills a workout.

I've folded the ox (but I like to think of it as a bull) and scorpion so far. It took me an average of 6 to 8 hours off and on to complete each project. But I do fold two or three of the same model simultaneously in case the folding on one bill doesn't come together right and I can just continue with one of the backups.
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