Oriland Magic Star will show you how to create mesmerizing action origami – fabulous variations of the one and only Magic Star of Oriland! The Magic Star is a star-like shaped polyhedral torus that can be rotated, so its surface constantly transforms with sections squeezing in the center and straightening at the ‘equator’, while you see the changing pattern of folds and colors that has a mesmerizing effect!
Watch Oriland Magic Star in action in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjfYLS1lc5U
Do-It-Yourself – fold these fantastic action models, originally designed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov, and experience the mystery of The Oriland Magic Star firsthand! On 90 pages of this book there are 360 detailed step-by-step colorful vector- and photo-diagrams with thorough written instructions and photos of examples of completed projects that will guide you through folding the 6 original origami designs including the one-piece Magic Star and modular Magic Stars. In each article, there are recommendations on paper type and size with indication of the size of the completed model, as well as suggestions on color schemes to get rainbow, hypnotic rings, chess, yin-yang effects on your Magic Stars. The designs are intermediate and complex level of folding and are a good challenge for the experienced folder and the expert alike. Folding the modules is easy, though the assembly of the star might be challenging, but the result is oh! how satisfying!
Have a creative and fun time with this book making mesmerizing Oriland Magic Stars! Happy folding! For more details on this book and the model menu, please visit our website at http://www.oriland.com/store/books/oriland_magic_star/main.php
Action Origami Series:
Volume 1 (this book): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1497383994/
Volume 2: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500603619/
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Yuri and Katrin Shumakov - a stellar artist-duo, professional origami creators, who started their origami journey in France in 1989 and since then they unfold this art in a heretofore unseen way! They have created amazing paper world ORILAND with incredible fantasy Kingdoms that impress with rich detail of majestic castles, abundance of paper flora and busy life of little paper dwellers. Their newest kingdoms Toy-ronto and Albuquerque combine fantasy and reality together, presenting a whimsical artistic rendition of iconic sights of these cities. Another beautiful and elegant aspect of origami they brought to life is ORIBANA - a marriage of two Japanese arts: Origami and Ikebana. By combining these remarkable art-forms, in early 1990s Katrin and Yuri began to create paper flower arrangements in paper vases and thought up a distinctive name for it - Oribana. Since then they designed more than 50 charming oribana-compositions with a broad variety of origami flowers and vases. Being prolific origami authors they created more than a thousand of origami designs from simple forms and cute characters to complex dinosaurs' skeletons and architecture that all have a distinctive Oriland style. Psychologists by education, Katrin and Yuri have studied how origami helps children learn. Their Ph.D scientific work shows that by doing origami, children develop better use of both hands and that origami can improve creativity and intelligence in children ages 7 to 11. They believe that origami is "entertainment for the soul, gymnastics for the mind, and training for the hands." In 1999, Yuri and Katrin received the Silver Award in the ThinkQuest International Competition for their 'Travel to Oriland' website and it brought them and their team to Universal Studios Hollywood for the Award Ceremony! Their Oriland.com website became a winner of the Childnet Award that was given them in Paris, France. Both these projects were acknowledged as high quality creative, educational and fun websites for children and adults. Yuri and Katrin have written more than 30 origami books and instructional CDs, and their works have been exhibited in many countries including several venues in the United States, France, Spain and Canada. The Shumakovs also extend their artistic talents to the realm of photography and music. Katrin is a winner of the Toronto Photo Contest 2010. Yuri is enjoying music composing and sound design. They live in Toronto, Canada, love yoga and a healthy style of life.
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