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The Encyclopedia of Origami Techniques book cover

The Encyclopedia of Origami Techniques

by Nick Robinson

Published:
2016 by Search Press
Pages:
160
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781782214748
ISBN-10:
1782214747

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? Excellent photos
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? Yes
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Varies

Overall Impression

First, a word of caution: publishers occasionally tend to display photos on the cover of an instructional origami book of models not diagrammed in that book. This might be misleading, and is the case here, so beware.

However, this is the only negative thing I can say about this book. There is a big range of subjects from many creators to please anyone, and the layout of the book is remarkable.

The book opens with a lengthy section discussing types of paper, folding tips, and a very detailed explanation of the folding methods and symbols.

The models are grouped into 3 sections by difficulty, and each model comes with informational text, tips, challenges, quick reminders for the basic maneuvers, and beautiful color photos.

The back of the book presents a beautiful 25-page gallery of models from around the world (with a few photos by yours truly!), with the author's comments accompanying each model.

The book ends with a glossary, something that we should see in more origami books.

A note about the 2016 edition: While similar to the 2004 edition in diagrammed models and text, the new edition does have an updated model gallery section, reflecting contemporary developments in origami and showcasing the work of new talent.

There are 34 Origami Designs in The Encyclopedia of Origami Techniques:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Waterbomb fish

Fish

Various38Square
Tarumpty tum tum

Toys - Action Models

Takekawa Seiryo40Square

A fun somersaulting toy
Printer's hat

Clothes - Hats

Traditional42Rectangle - A size
Nun - rocking

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion - Nuns

Traditional44Circle

Also in BOS Magazine 126
Origami Nun - rocking by Traditional Folded from a circle of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Box

Boxes and Containers

Tomoko Fuse46Square
4 units
Box

Boxes and Containers

Giuseppi Baggi48Rectangle
Grasshopper

Toys - Action Models

Gay Merrill Gross50Square

Also in Le Pli 31
Also in Origami Animals / Paper Animals by Robert J. Lang
Also in Pajarita Magazine 22
Also in Papiroflexia Basica by Vicente Palacios

Simple, jumping toy
Origami Grasshopper by Gay Merrill Gross on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Sail on the horizon

Nature

Nick Robinson51Square

A 2D scene. Nice
Headlands

Nature

Tony O'Hare52Rectangle - 1X2

Coastal scene from a rectangle
CD cover

Objects - Useful

Traditional54Square
Masu box

Boxes and Containers

Traditional56Square

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
Square dissection puzzle

Toys - Puzzles

Nick Robinson58Square
4 units
Rectangular dissection puzzle

Toys - Puppets

Nick Robinson60Rectangle
4 units
Giraffe passing a window

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Nick Robinson62Square

Clever!
Origami Giraffe passing a window by Nick Robinson Folded from a square of duo origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Ten-point star

Geometric and other shapes

David Collier64Square
10 units

Also in BOS Magazine 148
Origami Ten-point star by David Collier on giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
Modular cobe

Geometric and other shapes

Mitsunobu Sonobe68Square
6 units

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 1 by David Mitchell
Also in ORU Magazine 5
and in other sources...
Origami Modular cobe by Mitsunobu Sonobe on giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
Open cube

Geometric and other shapes

Nick Robinson70Square
Triangular box

Boxes and Containers

Nick Robinson72Square
Skeletal cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jeff Beynon76Square
24 units

Also in BOS Magazine 141
Also in Origami by Jeff Beynon by Jeff Beynon
Origami Skeletal cube by Jeff Beynon on giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
Ali's dish

Boxes and Containers

Nick Robinson78Square

Also in Bogota Origami Convention 2013
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 90
Also in Tanteidan 11th convention
Also in Trash Origami by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Origami Ali's dish by Nick Robinson Folded from a square of gift-wrap by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Money box

Boxes and Containers

Christoph Mangutsch80Square
Double fish tessellation

Geometric and other shapes

Nick Robinson82Rectangle
Eagle - baby

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Lore Schirokauer84Square
Bear - square

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Edwin Corrie88Square

Also in Origami Animals by Vicente Palacios
Also in Animal Origami 2 by Edwin Corrie
Also in BOS Convention 1990 Spring
Also in The Paper Magazine 36
Origami Bear - square by Edwin Corrie on giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat
Star unit

Geometric and other shapes

Nick Robinson92Square
5 units

Also in CDO convention 2003
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in MFPP 1991 Convention

2 variations
Origami Star unit by Nick Robinson folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Edwin Corrie94Square

Also in Origami Masters: Edwin Corrie by Edwin Corrie
Also in Animal Origami 3 by Edwin Corrie
Also in Origami USA Convention 1991
Origami Peacock by Edwin Corrie Folded from a square of decorative origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Spinning symmetry

Geometric and other shapes

Brian Cole98Square
Jet plane

Vehicles - Airplanes

Nick Robinson100Square
Double cube

Geometric and other shapes

David Brill104Square
12 units

Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Origami Double cube by David Brill on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Twisted paper

Geometric and other shapes

Fujimoto Shuzo108Square

Also in BOS Magazine 298
Origami Twisted paper by Fujimoto Shuzo on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Tube of paint

Objects

Guillaume Denis112Rectangle - 1X3

Also in BOS Convention 1998 Autumn
Also in Le Pli 68
Also in Orison 18/01
Origami Tube of paint by Guillaume Denis folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Floral pot

Boxes and Containers

Jeff Beynon116Square

Also in BOS Magazine 153
Also in Fourigami by Jeff Beynon
Origami Floral pot by Jeff Beynon on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Ligia Montoya118Hexagon

Also in BOS Magazine 165
Also in Pajarita Magazine 32
Origami Flower by Ligia Montoya Folded from a hexagon of duo origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Elias figure base

People

Neal Elias124Square