This is an illustrated guide to Japanese paperfolding, with over 30 classic designs. It is a fabulous collection of over 40 inspirational origami projects that will stimulate, entertain and delight. It offers a wide variety of classic and modern designs to choose from, including boxes, flowers, people and animals. How to make fantastic folded flowers, birds and other figures, plus practical containers, abstract sculptures and ornaments to enhance your home. It includes helpful professional advice on choosing the appropriate types of paper, and features both basic and more advanced paperfolding techniques. It features a unique gallery section showing a range of beautiful pieces by contemporary origamists. All the projects are fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow practical instructions. For more than 2000 years, the intricate skill of origami has been a source of interest, enjoyment and intellectual stimulation, and this fascinating art form continues to be a highly popular pastime. This delightful book covers all you need to know to perfect the art of paperfolding. It contains a gallery of inspiring pieces, a guide to the wide variety of materials available, and step-by-step techniques showing how to make over 40 projects - from a dove and peacock to a samurai helmet and human figure. With over 580 photographs and a host of projects to suit every level of ability, it is an essential book for anyone interested in the art of paperfolding.