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Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move

Karakuri is an introduction to the simple mechanisms, such as gears, cranks, cams, and levers, used to bring to life these amazing moving paper models or automata. Included are pull-out pages for you to use to construct your own moving models of the different types of gears. These models serve as the basis for designing your own karakuri or may just be admired on their own. With complete directions, fourteen full-size models, and the science behind the craft revealed, this book is a unique introduction to an ancient art.

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Picture-Perfect Origami (Color)

For the novice folder, the lack of realism in origami instructions can be confusing, especially when the flat sheet of paper starts to transform into a three-dimensional design. Picture-Perfect Origami uses photographs to aid clarity and understanding. The book starts by explaining the standard origami symbols and folding sequences in step-by-step photographs, so you can see exactly what you should be doing. The second chapter contains a selection of simple designs, carefully selected and arranged so that you can practice your new skills.

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