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Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding

by Rick Beech

Published:
2001 by Lorenz Books
Pages:
256
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780754807827
ISBN-10:
0754807827

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

Skill Level Simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Photo-diagrams
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)? Varies

Overall Impression

This large (and quite heavy!) book opens with a colorful section about the history of origami, followed by an excellent gallery of models. Next is a section about techniques (including back-coating and wet-folding) all with color photographs.

The models range in difficulty from simple to intermediate, and there are no diagrams - the instructions are all photographs with explanatory text. This can be an advantage to those having difficulty reading from diagrams, and a disadvantage to those who are used to the symbol system.

The book is visually stunning. I'd recommend it to beginners and to experienced folders wishing to add a very nice book to their collection.

There are 85 Origami Designs in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional46Square

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 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
Cup

Food

Traditional47Square

Also in Beginning Origami by Vicente Palacios
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
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
Lily

Flora - Flowers

Traditional48Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
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 Lily by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Samurai helmet

Clothes - Hats

Traditional49Square

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
Also in Complete Origami by David Mitchell
and in other sources...
Origami Samurai helmet by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Kimono

Clothes

Japanese50Rectangle - 1X4
Crown

Clothes - Hats

Traditional51Square
Sanbo

Boxes and Containers

Traditional52Square

Also in The Art and Wonder of Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Double-sided origami by Taichiro Hasegawa
Also in Happy Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 9
Also in NOA Magazine 10
Also in NOA Magazine 78
and in other sources...
Origami Sanbo by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Waterbomb

Toys

Traditional54Square

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
Peace dove

Birds - Columbiformes - Pigeons

Alice Gray56SquareOrigami Peace dove by Alice Gray on giladorigami.com
Folded by Francois Ziegler
Sampan

Vehicles - Boats

Japanese58Square
Masu box

Boxes and Containers

Traditional60Square

Also in Creative Origami and Beyond
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in NOA Magazine 134
Also in NOA Magazine 165
Also in NOA Magazine 167
Also in NOA Magazine 490
Also in Origami - Arte del Piegare la Carta by Renzo Zanoni
and in other sources...
Origami Masu box by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Nun

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion - Nuns

Kunihiko Kasahara66Square

Also in Der Falter 3
Also in Origami - 30 fold-by-fold projects by Paulo Mulatinho
Origami Nun by Kunihiko Kasahara folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Akira Yoshizawa68Square

Also in ORU Magazine 12
Also in Akira Yoshizawa - Japan's Greatest Origami Master by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Akira Yoshizawa Origami - Exhibition Catalog by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Der Falter 6
Also in Fun with Origami Paper Folding - Vol. 2 by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Hands-On Origami by Raul Rosado
and in other sources...
Origami Butterfly by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Traditional70Square
Scottie

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Robert Neale72Square

Also in BOS Convention 1991 Autumn
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Also in Origami, Plain and Simple by Robert Neale
Also in ORU Magazine 16
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
and in other sources...

Simple and very nice
Origami Scottie by Robert Neale folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Paul Jackson73Square
Rooster

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Florence Temko76Square

Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Origami Masterworks
Also in The Paper Magazine 86
Origami Rooster by Florence Temko on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Yakko san

Toys

Traditional78Square
2 units

Also in Paper Folding for Beginners by Murray and Rigney
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
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
Shell

Molluscs

Unknown80Square
Goldfish

Fish - Goldfish

Masamichi Noma82Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in NOA Magazine 212

With big color changed eyes
Origami Goldfish by Masamichi Noma Folded from a square of tissue+patterned Japanese foil+tissue by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Edwin Corrie86Square
Tulip

Flora - Flowers

Kunihiko Kasahara90Square
With cuts
Vase

Boxes and Containers

Toshie Takahama90Square
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Enomoto Nobuyoshi96Square

Also in Zoogami by Gay Merrill Gross
Origami Elephant by Enomoto Nobuyoshi Folded from a square of recycled paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Adolfo Cerceda102Rectangle - 1X2

Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Fascinating Origami - 101 models by Vicente Palacios
Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Also in Secrets of Origami by Robert Harbin
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
and in other sources...
Origami Peacock by Adolfo Cerceda on giladorigami.com
Folded by JMorigami
Frog - jumping

Toys - Action Models

Traditional112Rectangle
Glider

Toys - Planes

Traditional113Rectangle - A size
Banger

Toys - Noisemaking

Traditional114Rectangle - A size
Logan stackers

Toys - Planes

Michael G. LaFosse115Square

Make a pack of them and they fly...
Dog - barking

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Ulrike Krallmann-Wenzel116Square

Cute action model
Zoomerang

Toys - Planes

Sanny Ang117Square

Zooms away and comes back
Tumble wing

Toys - Planes

Kosho Uchiyama120Square

Spins as it comes down
Dog - nodding

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Paul Jackson122Square
2 units
Magic star or frisbee

Toys - Action Models

Robert Neale124Square
8 units

Also in BOS Magazine 54
Also in Dutch Origami Convention 1988 Hoorn
Also in NOA Magazine 271
Also in Origami - Easy-to-Make Paper Creations by Gay Merrill Gross
Also in Origami de Christmas 2
Also in Origami Games by Mick Guy and Paul Jackson
Also in The Magic of Origami by Alice Gray and Kunihiko Kasahara
and in other sources...

A very clever shape changing toy
Origami Magic star or frisbee by Robert Neale on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Crow - pecking

Birds - Passeriformes

Makoto Yamaguchi126Square

Cute action fold
Flapping bird

Toys - Action Models

Paul Jackson128Square

Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Origami Toys That Tumble, Fly and Spin by Paul Jackson

It flaps!
Origami Flapping bird by Paul Jackson folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Frog - talking

Amphibians

Teruo Tsuji131Square

Simple and very effective
Basketball hoop

Sports and Athletes

Traditional134Rectangle - A size
Catapult

Toys

Robert J. Lang134Square

Works...
Lizard - action

Toys - Action Models

Tomoko Fuse138Square
12 units

Also in BOS Magazine 126
Also in The New Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Origami You Can Play With by Tomoko Fuse
Origami Lizard - action by Tomoko Fuse on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Page corner

Bookmarks

Michael G. LaFosse146Square
Letter

Letters and Envelopes

Traditional147Rectangle - A size
Pin tray

Boxes and Containers

Eric Kenneway148Square

Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 3 by Toshie Takahama
Also in NOA Magazine 148
Origami Pin tray by Eric Kenneway on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Ellington (napkin ring)

Objects - Useful

Rick Beech150Rectangle
Lazy Susan

Boxes and Containers

Traditional152Square

Also in NOA Magazine 163
Also in NOA Magazine 502
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 2 by Toshie Takahama
Also in Origami 1-2-3 by David Petty
Also in Origami Kit for Dummies by Nick Robinson
and in other sources...
Origami Lazy Susan by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Frame

Objects - Frames

Larry Hart154Rectangle - A size

Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Origami - 30 fold-by-fold projects by Paulo Mulatinho
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
Square box - 3rds

Boxes and Containers

Traditional156Square
2 units
Business card holder

Objects - Wallets

Humiaki Huzita158Rectangle
Heart coaster

Hearts

Francis Ow160Square
2 units

Also in Origami Hearts by Francis Ow
Also in Pajarita Extra 1989
Origami Heart coaster by Francis Ow on giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
Basket

Boxes and Containers

Aldo Putignano163Square
2 units
Pinwheel and puzzle purse

Objects - Wallets

Traditional166Square

Clever
Gift bag

Boxes and Containers

Vincent Floderer169Rectangle - A size

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Origami USA Convention 1996
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 35
Also in The New Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Der Falter 14
Also in Pajarita Magazine 96
and in other sources...
Origami Gift bag by Vincent Floderer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Francois Ziegler
Laughter lines

Toys

Traditional174$ US Dollar Bill

Manipulating a money bill to make the figure happy or sad - fun!
Fortune teller

Toys - Action Models

Traditional175Square

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
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
and in other sources...
Origami Fortune teller by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by JC Nolan
Shirt

Clothes

Traditional176$ US Dollar Bill
Envelope trick

Toys

Traditional178Other shape

A method of folding the lip of an envelope out on itself
Blinking eyes

Toys - Puppets

Jeremy Shafer180Square
Strawberry

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Rae Cooker182Square

Also in NOA Magazine 185
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Das Diagramm 26
Also in Origami - A Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Paul Jackson
Also in Origami de Christmas 2
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 22 2000 2
and in other sources...

A classic
Origami Strawberry by Rae Cooker folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Kissing lips

Toys - Puppets

Soon Young Lee184Square

Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in NOA Magazine 438
Also in Origami from Around the World by Vicente Palacios
Also in Origamido by Michael G. LaFosse
Also in Wonderful Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara

Simple to do with an excellent result
Origami Kissing lips by Soon Young Lee on giladorigami.com
Folded by Paula Versnick
Pig

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Paul Jackson187Rectangle - 1X2

Also in 18 of My Paper Folds by Paul Jackson
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Origami Zoo by Paul Jackson and Miri Golan
Origami Pig by Paul Jackson on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Hats

Clothes - Hats

Traditional190Rectangle

A story using newspaper hats
Tha captain's shirt story

Toys

Traditional194Rectangle

Nice story
Sailboat

Vehicles - Boats

Traditional198Square

Also in 10-Fold Origami by Peter Engel
Also in Easy Origami by John Montroll
Also in MFPP 1995 Convention
Also in My First Origami Kit by Joel Stern
Also in Origami - Magic Square by Sergei Afonkin
Also in Origami A-B-C by David Petty
and in other sources...

The Origami USA logo
Origami Sailboat by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Hanging decoration

Geometric and other shapes

Tomoko Fuse199Square
2 units
Bangle

Rings

Traditional200Square
Bishop's mitre napkin

Objects - Useful

Traditional203Square
Boot napkin

Objects - Useful

Traditional204Square
Swan napkin

Objects - Useful

Traditional206Square
Rose napkin

Objects - Useful

Traditional208Square
Stocking

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Traditional210Square
Puppy

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Paul Jackson212Square
2 units
Pop-up flower

Flora - Flowers

Jose Meeusen (Krooshoop)214Square
Button flower

Objects

Gay Merrill Gross216Square
3 units

Also in BOS Convention 1998 Autumn
Also in Der Falter 39
Also in Minigami by Gay Merrill Gross
Also in NOA Magazine 296
Origami Button flower by Gay Merrill Gross on giladorigami.com
Folded by Malachi Brown
Chain

Objects

Laura L. Kruskal219Rectangle - 1X2
Multiple units
Heart ring

Rings

Kumasaka Hiroshi220Square
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Martin Wall222Square
Santa Claus and sleigh

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Sanae Sakai224Square

Also in NOA Magazine 256
Also in Origami de Christmas 2
Origami Santa Claus and sleigh by Sanae Sakai folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Spinner

Geometric and other shapes

Lewis Simon230Square
12 units

Also in Origami - Easy-to-Make Paper Creations by Gay Merrill Gross
Also in Pajarita Extra 1988
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Origami Spinner by Lewis Simon on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Butterfly ball

Geometric and other shapes

Kenneth Kawamura231Square
12 units

The famous butterfly ball - An exploding geometric shape
Japanese brocade

Geometric and other shapes

Ishibashi Minako232Square
6 units

Also in ORU Magazine 8
Also in BOS Convention 1987 Spring
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in NOA Magazine 143

Also known as "Ishibashi ball" a very nice variation of the Sonobe unit.
Origami Japanese brocade by Ishibashi Minako on giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
5 intersecting tetrahedra

Geometric and other shapes

Thomas Hull235Rectangle - 1X3
30 units

Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in BOS Convention 1996 Autumn
Also in BOS Magazine 200
Also in BOS Magazine 250
Also in Das Diagramm 36
Also in Project Origami by Thomas Hull
and in other sources...
Origami 5 intersecting tetrahedra by Thomas Hull folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Modular star

Geometric and other shapes

Tomoko Fuse238Square
30 units

Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Origami Modular star by Tomoko Fuse on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Modular cube

Geometric and other shapes

Lewis Simon241Square
12 units

Also in BOS Convention 1987 Autumn
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Pajarita Magazine 19
Also in Papiroflexia Basica by Vicente Palacios
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 23
Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
and in other sources...
Origami Modular cube by Lewis Simon on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Kusudama

Geometric and other shapes

Traditional244Square
30 units
Fireworks

Toys - Action Models

Yami Yamauchi248Square
12 units

Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in BOS Magazine 197
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 23 2000 3
Also in Yami's Origami - Manuscript of Models by Yami Yamauchi

An excellent turning-twisting flexagon
Origami Fireworks by Yami Yamauchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com