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Complete Origami

by David Mitchell

Published:
2009 by Firefly Books
Pages:
160
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781554074594
ISBN-10:
1554074592

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

Skill Level From simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes
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)? Most are

Overall Impression

This is a lovely book, offering a nice mix of traditional and original designs by David Mitchell. with simple techniques Mitchell achieves whimsical representation of his subjects, with fun and interesting folding sequences.

Peppered between the folds are tidbits about the different aspects of origami, design notes and general other information. Also included are notes about the history of origami and a detailed guide to folding symbols and techniques.

The quality of the book is quite high, with beautiful photography and layout. I'd recommend this book to the advanced beginner folder showing an interest in modular constructions.

There are 26 Origami Designs in Complete Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Samurai helmet

Clothes - Hats

Traditional26Square

Also in NOA Magazine 177
Also in NOA Magazine 188
Also in NOA Magazine 189
Also in Origami 1-2-3 by David Petty
Also in Origami in English by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Teach Yourself Origami by John Montroll
Origami Samurai helmet by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Banana boat

Vehicles - Boats

David Mitchell30Triangle
Cormorant on a rock

Birds - Suliformes - Cormorants and Gannets

David Mitchell34SquareOrigami Cormorant on a rock by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Juxtaposition

Toys

David Mitchell40Square
3 units

A puzzle from 2 squares
Piranha

Toys - Action Models

David Mitchell46Square

Nice action fold
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional52Square

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 Eric Kenneway
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
Clingons

Toys

David Mitchell58Square

Very nice toys made to balance on each other
Lover's knot

Geometric and other shapes

Traditional62Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 3 by Toshie Takahama
Also in NOA Magazine 378
Also in Origami Step by Step by Robert Harbin
Also in Pajarita Magazine 14
Also in The Art of Origami by Samuel L. Randlett
and in other sources...
Origami Lover
Folded by JC Nolan
Goldfish

Fish - Goldfish

Traditional68Square
Goldfish

Fish - Goldfish

Traditional72Square
With cuts
Knotfish

Fish

David Mitchell74Square
Flapping parrot

Toys - Action Models

David Mitchell78SquareOrigami Flapping parrot by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Tato

Objects - Wallets

Traditional84Square
Give me Sunshine

Nature

David Mitchell90Square

Very nice bas-relief
Origami Give me Sunshine by David Mitchell Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Egypt

Landmarks

David Mitchell94Square

With another version from a rectangle
Origami Egypt by David Mitchell Folded from a square of origami Kraft paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

David Mitchell98Square

Also in Origami Alfresco by David Mitchell

Simple and nice
Origami Elephant by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Shipwreck

Vehicles - Boats

David Mitchell104Square
4 units

Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 75-076

Very clever. From 3 squares and a triangle
Origami Shipwreck by David Mitchell Folded from 3 squares and a triangle of cigar paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Coasters

Geometric and other shapes

David Mitchell110Triangle
4 units
Origami Coasters by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Artifact

Geometric and other shapes

David Mitchell116Rectangle
6 units
Origami Artifact by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Dresden bowl

Boxes and Containers

David Mitchell122SquareOrigami Dresden bowl by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Lovebird

Hearts

David Mitchell128Square

A bird with a heart
David's star

Geometric and other shapes

David Mitchell132Rectangle

Also in The Paper Magazine 91
Origami David
Folded by Stephane Gerard
Enigma bowl

Boxes and Containers

David Mitchell138SquareOrigami Enigma bowl by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Gaia

Geometric and other shapes

David Mitchell144Square
6 units

Also in BOS Convention 1996 Spring
Origami Gaia by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Windfarm

Geometric and other shapes

David Mitchell150Square
With cuts
Origami Windfarm by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Stargate

Geometric and other shapes

David Mitchell156Rectangle
45 units
Origami Stargate by David Mitchell on giladorigami.com
Folded by Francesco Mancini