John Montroll

With his innovative designs, internationally known author John Montroll has substantially expanded the origami repertoire. The American origami master, best known as the creator of the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue method, provides precisely constructed folding sequences that result in superior models with fewer steps.5 Questions with John Montroll: An Exclusive Dover InterviewWe sat down with Montroll to explore his influences, the impact of math on origami, and his vision for the future of the artform. What drew you to origami in the first place, and who or what influenced you? I had several Japanese-style books when I was six years old. Where do you get your ideas for your unique models?

I had to build them up since I wanted to make origami where each model could be folded from a single uncut square. Creating has always come naturally to me since I was a child. I'd make up whatever I wanted to fold. My models weren't really impressive, but I had fun exploring and Read More chevron_right