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The Art of Origami by Samuel Randlett, 1961
 
'The Art of Origami' by Samuel Randlett was published by Faber and Faber Ltd in London in 1961.

The book contains several early designs from blintz bases.

It contains, inter alia:

A Preface by Lillian Oppenheimer.

An Introduction (actually an early attempt at a history of paperfolding) by Edward Kallop, which was reprinted from the exhibition catalogue of the Plane Geomery and Fancy Figures exhibition held at the Cooper Union Museum in New York during the Summer of 1959. Several photos of exhibits at that exhibition appear elsewhere in the book.

A number of other photos of designs by John M Nordquist, Akira Yoshizawa, George Rhoads, Shizuko Mochizuki, Rolf Harris, Vicente Solorzano Sagredo, Ligia Montoya and Miguel de Unamuno.

A photograph of an 'Origami Family Tree' created by John M Nordquist, which says 'You start with a square of paper'.

A section on 'Teaching Origami' which explains Lillian Oppenheimer's method of teaching the Japanese Flapping Bird.

A bibliography (a shortened version of Gershon Legman's 'A Bibliography of Paper Folding' from 1952)

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The Designs

(Not in the order in which they appear in the book.)

Traditional Japanese Designs

The Cicada

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House - The Japanese House

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Bunny

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Postman

(Includes a photograph of a pre-printed sheet for this design from the John Andreas collection.)

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Scarlet Carp

(Includes a photograph of a pre-printed sheet for this design from the John Andreas collection.)

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Fukusuke (Cut)

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Jumping Frog - The Blow-up Frog

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Persimmon

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Carrier Pigeon

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The Japanese Flapping Bird - The Flapping Bird

(Not Japanese, of course)

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Other Traditional Designs

Talking Fish

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Waterbomb

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Sat Cellar

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Lover's Knot

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Designs by Samuel Randlett

Hooded Cobra

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Snapping Wolf

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Blue Whale (Cut)

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Reversible Fish

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Mouse (Cut)

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Pelican

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Duck

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Angelfish

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Shorthorn Bull

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Rabbit

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Rooster

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Dachsund

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African Mask

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Boston Terrier

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Trojan Horse

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Flower

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Pheasant

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Sea Turtle (Cut)

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Red Pepper

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Green Pepper

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Turtle

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Camel

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Grasshopper

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New Flapping Bird

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Moth (Cut)

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Polar Bear Cub

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Parrot

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Knot Bat

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Vampire Bat

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Springer Spaniel

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Butterfly

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Brontosaurus

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Stegosaurus

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Christmas Ornaments

(From the Double Blintz Preliminary Fold - the discovery of which is attributed to Adolpho Cerceda)

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Designs attributed to other paperfolders.

Witch - Jean Randlett

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Longhorn Bull - George Rhoads

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Rabbit Variation - Neal Elias

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New Flapping Bird Variations - John M Nordquist

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King Tut's Crown - John M Nordquist

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Robin Hood Hat - John M Nordquist

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