Author(s): Seth Friedman
Paper airplanes soar to new heights in "Origami Aircraft." An exciting paper-folding challenge, this book will appeal to aviation enthusiasts, origami artists, and everyone who enjoys modeling aircraft from paper. Not your everyday paper airplanes, the projects in this kit replicate ten famous planes including the De Havilland Sea Vixen, the Sopwith planes of World War I, and even Lindberg's 1927 "Spirit of St. Louis." Complete with a 112-page book of origami instructions and aviation history and specially designed origami paper, this kit even includes five sticker sheets for embellishing the models. Watch your very own hangar of model airplanes unfold before your very eyes. A fun and interactive way to enhance aircraft recognition and learn about aviation history, "Origami Aircraft" is one origami kit that will have you flying high.
Seth Friedman is an internationally known origami artist from Brooklyn, New York. He has shown his original origami sculptures, and presented on the topic of origami in the United States, Canada, France and Japan. Best known for his sculptures of birds, he also makes every living creature of interest the subject of his folding. Jason Ku has been folding since the age of five. He began designing original models in high school. In 2005, Ku was invited as a Yoshino Fund special guest to teach and exhibit at the Origami Tanteidan convention (the annual meeting of the Japanese Origami Academic Society) in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, he has received two degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT while acting as the president of MIT's origami club, OrigMIT. He lives in Boston, MA. Marc Kirschenbaum, a leading American origami artist, is known for his wide range of subject matter and for utilizing a variety of folding mediums--even toilet paper. His works have been shown in many museums and shows around the world, including the American Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian Institution, Mingei International Museum, and Hangar-7. Several of his works have been published in books and periodicals. He lives in Manhattan. Daniel Robinson is an industrial designer in New Jersey. He has been doing origami for over 25 years. His work has been published and displayed in museums all over the world. Robinson believes that the product of origami is secondary to the process; it is the transformation of a simple sheet of paper into something evocative and stimulating that conveys the real magic of origami.