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My Fundamentals

by Kunihiko Kasahara

Published:
2002 by British Origami Society
Pages:
66
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English

Skill Level Pretty simple
Clear diagrams? Yes - hand drawn
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? On some of the models
Photos of completed models? No
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)? A few are from rectangles

Overall Impression

If you're after complex models - this BOS booklet #92 is not the book for you.

If you're after Kasahara's cute and lively animals, known in his older books - this is also not for you.

However, if you want to open your mind to some new ideas - this might interest you!

In this booklet, Kasahara explores further his approach of "Minimal Origami" and "Half opened creases", to create expressions and catch the essence of things, rather than represent them in full detail. You can see how you can fold "sorrow" or "anger" with just 3 creases.

The other part of the booklet contains many cube variations created from rectangular units.

Buy from: BOS Supplies

There are 25 Origami Designs in My Fundamentals:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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1, 2, 3 and 4 Creases

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara8Square

Extremely simple - some nice concepts. A very nice representation of "Man and woman"
Symmetric Creases

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara10Square

Cute representations of animals and facial expressions
Owl

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Kunihiko Kasahara13Square

Cute
Getting out of Symmetry

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara14Square

Various abstracts
Masks

People

Kunihiko Kasahara16Square

Achieving the essence of faces
Objects

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara18Square

Abstracts
Expansion of A

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara20Rectangle - 1X2

More abstracts - from rectangles
Objects again

Boxes and Containers

Kunihiko Kasahara22Square

Can be used as display stands
Rock in the River

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara24Square

Abstracts of nature
Cliff

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara25Square

Abstracts of nature
Strong Current

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara26Square

Abstracts of nature
Cormorant

Birds - Suliformes - Cormorants and Gannets

Kunihiko Kasahara28Square
Kingfisher

Birds - Coraciiformes - Kingfishers and Hoopoes

Kunihiko Kasahara30Square
Hills

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara31Square
Cubes

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara32Square
2 units

Various designs of 2-piece cubes
Basic Cubes I to XI

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara38Rectangle - 1X2
6 units
Cube in the Cubic Box

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara50Square
6 units
Final Analysis

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara53Square
6 units
Fossilised Cube

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara54Square
2 units
Bisected Cube

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara56Square
2 units
5-section

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara58Square

Geometric forms
Circles

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara60Square

Expressing circles
Making Polygons and a Circle

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara62Square

Using box-pleating
Swallow

Birds - Passeriformes

Kunihiko Kasahara63Square
Circles

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara64Rectangle

Pleating rectangles to make circular forms