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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

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

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 a single 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 Designs

Design 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 Brill20Square

Also in BOS Magazine 201
Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Also in Origami Paperfolding for Fun by Eric Kenneway
Origami 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

Also in The Greatest Dream Origami by Toshikazu Kawasaki

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 Kawasaki40Square

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Sonobe module

Geometric and other shapes

Mitsunobu Sonobe42Square

Also in The Encyclopedia of Origami by Nick Robinson
Also in Papiroflexia Basica by Vicente Palacios
Also in Origami Christmas Tree Decorations by Paul Jackson
Also in ORU Magazine 13
Also in Origami - 30 fold-by-fold projects by Paulo Mulatinho
Also in Synergy 001 by David Mitchell
Also in ORU Magazine 05
Also in Extreme Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 12 1998 2
Also in NOA Magazine 000 1974 Vol. 3
Also in Origami USA Convention 1986
Also in Pajarita Magazine 005
Also in NOA Kessakusen
Also in Saishi Origami (Complete Latest Origami) by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami 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 Brill52Square

Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Also in NOA Magazine 426
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 05 1997 Jan-Feb
Also in Origami Paperfolding for Fun by Eric Kenneway
Origami 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 Haga60Square

Also in NOA Magazine 414
Origami 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

Also in BOS Convention 1982 Spring
Also in BOS Convention 2013 Spring
Also in BOS Magazine 094
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Invitation to Creative Playing with Origami by Fujimoto Shuzo
Also in Invitation to Creative Playing with Origami by Fujimoto Shuzo
Also in Invitation to Creative Playing with Origami by Fujimoto Shuzo
Also in NOA Magazine 472
Also in Origami Project F by Fujimoto Shuzo
Also in World's Best Origami by Nick Robinson
Also in Origami La Era Nueva by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in ORU Magazine 13

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

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki

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 Engel106Square

Also in Origami from Angelfish to Zen by Peter Engel
Origami 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 Engel110Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in Origami from Angelfish to Zen by Peter Engel
Origami 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 Brill118Triangle

Also in AEP convention 2011
Also in BOS Magazine 100
Also in BOS Magazine 200
Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Origami Masters: David Brill by David Brill
Also in Origami USA Convention 1985
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Origami Horse by David Brill folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Toshikazu Kawasaki122Rectangle - 1X3

Also in Origami Dream World by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Origami 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 Kawasaki128Square

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Magazine 262
Also in Origami - Arte del Piegare la Carta by Renzo Zanoni
Also in Origami Dream World by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in ORU Magazine 04
Origami 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 Kawasaki136Square

Also in ORU Magazine 10
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Phillip West
Shell - spiral - 4 openings

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki140Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in BOS Magazine 236
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Origami Dream World by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Origami 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 Montroll162Square

Also in Dinosaur Origami by John Montroll
Also in Origami USA Convention 1984
Also in Prehistoric Origami by John Montroll
Also in Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams - Vol. 2
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Origami Stegosaurus by John Montroll folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
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