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The Buck Book

by Anne Akers Johnson

Published:
1993 by Klutz
Pages:
82
Binding:
Spiral-bound
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781878257512
ISBN-10:
187825751X

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level From simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes - hand drawn
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Shows which side of the bill to work with
Photos of completed models? No, but good quality drawings
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? All are frm US $ bills

Overall Impression

This book is a great introduction to origami in general, and to money-origami in particular. The selection include fun models as the rings and bow-tie, a cute action-model, and a couple of a little more challenging animals. Furthermore, the book comes with a crisp new (real) dollar bill, so you can start practicing immediately. Strewn within the instructions are "Buck Facts", short trivia facts about money.

The instructions, while not exactly conforming to the Randlett-Yoshizawa standards of diagramming, are still quite clear and detailed in both drawings and descriptions.

There are 7 Origami Designs in The Buck Book:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Buffalo Bill badge

Symbols

Bill Caruba7$ US Dollar Bill
Bow tie

Clothes

Traditional13$ US Dollar Bill

Also in Folding Money by Adolfo Cerceda
Origami Bow tie by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Ring

Rings

Traditional21$ US Dollar Bill

Also in Origami for Christians by John H. Peterson
Also in Folding Money by Adolfo Cerceda
Also in The Guide to American Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Ring by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Dime in ring

Rings

Kenneth Kawamura29$ US Dollar Bill

Also in Making More with Money
Also in The Paper Magazine 26
Origami Dime in ring by Kenneth Kawamura on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Frog - jumping

Toys - Action Models

Robert Neale37$ US Dollar Bill
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Neal Elias47$ US Dollar Bill

Also in Neal Elias - Miscellaneous Folds - I by Dave Venables
Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Also in The Origami of Neal Elias by Dave Venables
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Origami Elephant by Neal Elias folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Adolfo Cerceda61$ US Dollar Bill

Also in Folding Money by Adolfo Cerceda
Also in Origami USA Convention 1984
Origami Peacock by Adolfo Cerceda on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau