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Origami for the Connoisseur book cover

Origami for the Connoisseur

by Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama

Published:
1985 by Kodansha International
Pages:
167
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN:
4817090022

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Skill Level : From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes - hand drawn
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 square - no cuts)? Most are

Overall Impression

Originally published in 1985 as the 2nd part of the "Viva! Origami" series under the name "Top Origami". This was the only book of the set to be published in English.

The book has a nice variety of subjects, with many geometrical and modular forms, and also animals, objects etc.

The text is fascinating, discussing creativity, mathematics and more, and illustrating various concepts with models.

The Models

Model Designer Page Details Photo
Hourglass

Objects - Timekeeping

Jun Maekawa15SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Tetrahedron - rotating

Geometric and other shapes

Tomoko Fuse16Square
3 units

A flexagon
Box with lid

Boxes and Containers

David Brill20SquareOrigami Box with lid by David Brill folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Extraterrestrial - E.T

Media and Culture

Jun Maekawa24Square

Crease-pattern
Origami Extraterrestrial - E.T by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of textured paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Coaster #1

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki26Square

Iso-Area folding example
Coaster #2

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki28Square

Iso-Area folding example
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Kawasaki cube #1

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki30Square

Iso-Area cube
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Phillip West
Kawasaki cube #1 variations

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki32SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gadi Vishne
Kawasaki cube #2

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki34Square

Iso-Area cube
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
SR-71 blackbird

Vehicles - Airplanes

Toshikazu Kawasaki36SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Space shuttle

Vehicles - Space Vehicles

Toshikazu Kawasaki40SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Sonobe module

Geometric and other shapes

Mitsunobu Sonobe42SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
Bicolor diabolo pattern

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara44Square
Sonobe module - simplified

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara45Square
Bottle

Boxes and Containers

David Brill52SquareOrigami Bottle by David Brill folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Tetrahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Kazuo Haga56SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
HK cube

Geometric and other shapes

Kazuo Haga58Square
Octahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Kazuo Haga60SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Icosahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Kazuo Haga62SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gadi Vishne
Dodecahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Kazuo Haga64Square
Fujimoto Cube

Geometric and other shapes

Fujimoto Shuzo66Square

Fun to make!
Origami Fujimoto Cube by Fujimoto Shuzo folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Hosoya cube

Geometric and other shapes

Haruo Hosoya68Square
2 units
Tomoko unit

Geometric and other shapes

Tomoko Fuse70Square
6 units

A Sonobe-like unit
Okamochi

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa72SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Half a cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa74Square
Half a cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa76SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Divided masu box

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa78SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Phillip West
Dodecahedron skeleton

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa80SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Intersecting planes

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa82SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Octahedron skeleton

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa84SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Dodecahedron unit

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa86Square
6 units
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gadi Vishne
Octahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki88Hexagon

Iso-Area
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Icosahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Fushimi Kohji and Mitsue90Hexagon
Kitten

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Toshikazu Kawasaki94Rectangle - Long strip

Very cute
Origami Kitten by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a rectangle of duo rice paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Goose

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

John Montroll98SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gadi Vishne
Pelican

Birds - Pelecaniformes - Pelicans

John Montroll100SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Clapper rail

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Jun Maekawa102Square

Very good - with color changed beak and feet
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Deiby
Kangaroo

Mammals - Marsupialia - Kangaroos

Peter Engel106SquareOrigami Kangaroo by Peter Engel Folded from a square of art paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Peter Engel110SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gilad Ayalon
Malay tapir

Mammals - Tapiridae - Malay Tapirs

Jun Maekawa114SquareOrigami Malay tapir by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Rhinoceros (picture)

Mammals - Rhinocerotidae - Rhinoceros

Jun Maekawa117Square
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

David Brill118TriangleOrigami Horse by David Brill folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Toshikazu Kawasaki122Rectangle - 1X3Origami Fox by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a rectangle of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Camelia, bloom and branch

Flora - Flowers

Toshie Takahama126Rectangle - 1X3
Rose - classic

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki128SquareOrigami Rose - classic by Toshikazu Kawasaki folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Green pepper

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Toshikazu Kawasaki132Square
Daikon radish

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Toshikazu Kawasaki133SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Eggplant

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Toshikazu Kawasaki133Square
Egg - boiled

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki134SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Pine cone

Flora - Trees and Plants

Toshikazu Kawasaki136SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Phillip West
Shell - spiral - 4 openings

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki140SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Shell - sea snail

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki144SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Shell - murex

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki148Square
With cuts
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Ground beetle

Insects

John Montroll150SquareOrigami Ground beetle by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Stag beetle (picture)

Insects

John Montroll157Square
Rhamphorhynchus

Dinosaurs

John Montroll158SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Stegosaurus

Dinosaurs - Stegosaurus

John Montroll162SquareOrigami Stegosaurus by John Montroll folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
57 models