Book 1 of 2. The first of two volumes devoted to the Father of American origami. Drawn from Neals own notepads and reproduced in their original format , they represent a unique insight into the creative work of an origami master. Since they were nver intended for publication, the diagrams offer minimal instructions with no real method, but all necessary information is provided and they can be folded! The range of techniques on offer is immense, covering far more than Elias’ box-pleating, although that is represented here. A guide to interpreting and folding the models is presented by the author, a long time friend and afficianado of Elias.