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Complete Origami book cover

Complete Origami

by Eric Kenneway

Published:
1987 by St. Martin's Griffin
Pages:
192
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780312008987
ISBN-10:
0312008988

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

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes - hand drawn. Can be concise in the more complex models
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? No
Photos of completed models? Only for some of the models
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)? Not all of them

Overall Impression

This is not your traditional origami book, this book is not about the diagrams, although it does contain many of them; rather, it's about the rich history and diversity of origami, discussing, in an encyclopedic way, the many facets of the art.

The book opens with an introduction to origami symbols and maneuvers, and then dives into alphabetical entries for all things origami. The entries are illustrated by pictures, drawings and diagrams for mostly traditional models, but also more modern gems such as Max Hulme's magnificent Jack-in-the-box, and E.D Sullivan's Bluebeard's castle. Also included are some more obscure ways of folding, with even hats, turbans and nappy-folding instructions!

This is a fun book if you're interested in some of the history and stories behind origami, or if you just want to fold something.

There are 94 Origami Designs in Complete Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Coiled spring

Toys - Action Models

Traditional12Rectangle - Long strip

A curled strip of paper
Flapping bird

Toys - Action Models

Traditional12Square

Also in Action Origami by Tomoko Fuse
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Creased Magazine 6
Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
Also in Fantastic Folds by Andrew Stoker
and in other sources...
Origami Flapping bird by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gilad Aharoni
Tipper

Toys

Takekawa Seiryo13Square

A nice action model that tips-over by itself
Airplane

Toys - Planes

American14Rectangle
Dart

Toys - Planes

American15Rectangle
Banger

Toys - Noisemaking

Japanese18Rectangle
Double-barreled banger

Toys - Noisemaking

Japanese19Square
Boat

Vehicles - Boats

Japanese28Square
Booklet

Objects - Books

Japanese30Rectangle
With cuts
Jack in the box

Toys

Max Hulme31Rectangle - 1X2

Also in BOS Convention 1984 Autumn
Also in BOS Magazine 61
Also in BOS Magazine 203
Also in Origami Superstars
Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Also in Orison 22/01
and in other sources...
Origami Jack in the box by Max Hulme on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Butterfly - fluttering

Insects - Butterflies

Unknown35Square

Spins in the air
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Dokuohtei Nakano36Rectangle
Bell

Music and Musicians

Bob Allen38Square

Folded from the pages of a catalog
Christmas tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

American38Square

Folded from the pages of a catalog
Funerary offering

Religion and Holidays

Traditional41Rectangle
Celebratory offering

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Traditional42Rectangle
Chinese junk

Vehicles - Boats

Traditional43Square

Also in Mac Origami 61
Also in NOA Magazine 0 1974 Vol. 2
Also in Origami (Bolitho) by Mark Bolitho
Also in Origami 1-2-3 by David Petty
Also in Origami from Around the World by Vicente Palacios
Also in Pajarita Especial 1983 - Primavera
and in other sources...
Origami Chinese junk by Traditional Folded from a square of Kraft origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Paper fastener

Objects - Useful

John Cunliffe46Square
Paper fastener

Objects - Useful

Martin Wall46Square
Dish

Boxes and Containers

Yoshihide Momotani47Square
Cup

Food

Traditional48Square

Also in Beginning Origami by Vicente Palacios
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Easy Origami by John Montroll
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
and in other sources...
Origami Cup by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Letter

Letters and Envelopes

Unknown51Rectangle
Envelope

Letters and Envelopes

John Cunliffe52Rectangle
Candle

Objects - Candles and Light

Jean Claude Correia54Square
Fan

Objects - Useful

Japanese55Rectangle
Hexaflexagon

Geometric and other shapes

Arthur Stone58Rectangle
Flexagon - ring

Toys - Action Models

Eric Kenneway59Rectangle
Iris

Flora - Flowers

Traditional62Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Festive Folding by Paul Jackson
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
and in other sources...
Origami Iris by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Flower

Flora - Flowers

David Collier63SquareOrigami Flower by David Collier on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Leaf and stem

Flora - Trees and Plants

David Collier64RectangleOrigami Leaf and stem by David Collier on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Box - foil - side-flaps

Boxes and Containers

Traditional67Rectangle

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Magazine 378
Also in NOA Magazine 426
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in The World of Origami by Isao Honda
Origami Box - foil - side-flaps by Traditional Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Frog

Amphibians

Traditional69Square

Also in Bugagami by Jeffrey Rutzky
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Also in Difficult Origami by Chris Alexander
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Ecuador Convention 2014
and in other sources...
Origami Frog by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Frog - jumping

Toys - Action Models

Traditional70Square
Frog - jumping

Toys - Action Models

American71Square
Banana

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Unknown74Square

From a handkerchief
Bow

Clothes

Unknown74Square

From a handkerchief
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Unknown75Square

From a handkerchief
Hat

Clothes - Hats

Japanese76Rectangle
Boat

Vehicles - Boats

Japanese77Rectangle
Turban

Clothes - Hats

Unknown78Square

From a scarf
Hood

Clothes - Hats

Unknown79Square

From a scarf
Antelope

Mammals - Bovidae - Sheep, Goats and Bovides

Alice Blumberg86Square
With cuts
Origami Antelope by Alice Blumberg on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Spider

Arachnids - Spiders and Arachnids

Bob Allen88Square
With cuts

Also in Bugagami by Jeffrey Rutzky
Origami Spider by Bob Allen on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Kite - Peruvian

Toys - Planes

Olivero Olivieri90Square
Knots

Geometric and other shapes

Unknown92Square
Carp

Fish

Japanese94Square

Also in Easy Origami by John Montroll
Also in Hands-On Origami by Raul Rosado
Also in Happy Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Happy Origami (Swallow book) by Tatsuo Miyawaki
Also in NOA Magazine 285
Also in Origami Text in 4 Languages
and in other sources...
Origami Carp by Japanese on giladorigami.com
Folded by JC Nolan
Kusudama

Geometric and other shapes

Japanese95Square
30 units

With stringing instructions
Lampshades

Objects - Useful

Unknown100Rectangle

Crease pattern. Creating decorative lampshades from rectangles
Loin cloth

Clothes

Traditional104Square

From a scarf
Map fold

Origami bases and methods

Unknown106Rectangle
Sunburst

Nature

David Collier110Square
8 units
Dodecahedron

Geometric and other shapes

David Brill111Square
3 units
$ bill from A4

Origami bases and methods

Unknown113Rectangle - A size
Portrait ring ($ bill)

Rings

Max Hulme114$ US Dollar Bill
Borgia ring

Rings

Kenneth Kawamura115$ US Dollar Bill
Bluebeard's Castle

Buildings

Ed Sullivan116Square
Multiple units

Also in BOS Magazine 114
Also in Das Diagramm 24
Also in NOA Magazine 502

Multi-piece, with instructions for turrets and roofs. Excellent
Origami Bluebeard
Folded by Eliot Phillips
Fan

Objects - Useful

Unknown122Square

From a napkin
Mitre

Objects - Useful

Unknown122Square

From a napkin
Buffet server

Objects - Useful

Unknown123Square

From a napkin
Nappy

Clothes

American123Square
Slippers from newspaper

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Unknown125Square
Cushion covers

Objects - Useful

Japanese127Square
Bird - flapping

Birds

Ricky W.K. Wong130Rectangle
Squeaker

Toys

Japanese131Rectangle
Pajarita

Toys

Traditional134Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Der Falter 12
Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
Also in NOA Magazine 74
Also in NOA Magazine 204
and in other sources...
Origami Pajarita by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Seagull and surf

Birds - Charadriiformes - Gulls

Bob Allen136Rectangle

2-dimensional pictorial origami
Frame

Objects - Frames

Larry Hart139Rectangle - A size

Also in Origami - 30 fold-by-fold projects by Paulo Mulatinho
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Larry Hart Selected Works 71-91 by Larry Hart
Also in BOS Convention 2013 Spring
Also in Origami You Can Use by Rick Beech
Origami Frame by Larry Hart on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Fox - talking

Toys - Puppets

Julien Correia140Square
2 units

A very simple puppet
Camera

Toys - Noisemaking

Traditional141Square

A simple action toy
Beetle - crawling

Toys

Traditional142Square
With cuts

A nice action toy based on friction
Boy wearing a newspaper hat

People

Eric Kenneway144Square
Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

John Smith147Square

Pureland
Puzzle - cluster

Toys - Puzzles

Peter Ford149Square
6 units
Origami Puzzle - cluster by Peter Ford on giladorigami.com
Folded by Francesco Mancini
Salt cellar

Food

Japanese153Square
Cootie catcher or Fortune teller

Toys - Action Models

Traditional154Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Der Falter 3
Also in Der Falter 27
Also in My First Origami Kit by Joel Stern
Also in Origami 1 by Robert Harbin
Also in Origami in Action by Robert J. Lang
Origami Cootie catcher or Fortune teller by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by JC Nolan
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional156Square

Also in A Thousand Cranes by Florence Temko
Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by David Mitchell
Also in Creased Magazine 6
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
and in other sources...
Origami Crane by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cranes - joint

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Japanese157Square

Some examples of the art of Sembazuru - folding multiple cranes from one sheet
Scottie

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Gilles Gautherin158Square
Scottie - black and white

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Gilles Gautherin159Square

A Sembazuru-like variation
Tumbler

Toys

Takekawa Seiryo161Square
Star - five pointed

Geometric and other shapes

Unknown162Square
Star - stretched

Geometric and other shapes

Traditional163Square
Chrysanthemum

Flora - Flowers

Yoshihide Momotani165Rectangle - Long strip
Tato

Objects - Wallets

Japanese167Square
Palm tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Didier Boursin169Rectangle
11 units

From 11 Paris Metro tickets
Rose

Flora - Flowers

Megumi Biddle171Square

Folded by twirling tissue-paper
Star of David

Religion and Holidays - Jewish Religion

Unknown173Triangle
Troublewit

Toys

American175Rectangle

A versatile action model, with manipulation examples
6 sided box

Boxes and Containers

Fujimoto Shuzo178Rectangle - A size
Umbrella - Japanese

Objects

Toshie Takahama180Square

A working umbrella from 2 squares
Heart

Hearts

Makoto Yamaguchi183Square

3-dimensional
Waterbomb

Toys

Traditional185Square

Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 278
Also in Origami de Christmas
Also in Origami in English by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Origami Text in 4 Languages
Also in Quick and Easy Origami Christmas by Toshie Takahama
and in other sources...
Origami Waterbomb by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wrapping

Origami bases and methods

Unknown188Square

Gift-wrapping methods
Yakko San

Toys

Traditional190Square

Also in Paper Folding for Beginners by Murray and Rigney
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
and in other sources...
Origami Yakko San by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson