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Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

by Satoshi Kamiya

Published:
2005 by Gallery Origami House
Pages:
228
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese and English
ISBN-13:
978B0091ZQ5E5
ISBN-10:
B0091ZQ5EU

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Skill Level Complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
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, but recommended starting size is provided
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Yes

Overall Impression

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Satoshi Kamiya is one of the leading "Technical Origami" creators in the world today. Most of his models, despite being ultra-complex and extremely detailed, still have a sense of beauty and are quite aesthetic and pleasing to look at.

This book was expected for a long time, and when its contents was finally revealed, there was some disappointment, as almost all the models in it have already been published elsewhere - in magazines, convention-books etc. Kamiya states in the forward to the book that he did not publish this book in order to show his new designs, but rather to provide a source of inspiration for young would-be designers. However, the book is still worth obtaining even for the obsessive magazine collectors among us, because:

* Most of the diagrams have been re-drawn for sake of clarity, and even to incorporate design changes.

* The instructions are now in English, too!

* Each model is accompanied by Kamiya's thoughts and tips about its design.

* And, of course, having all the models in one place is a treat, too.

This being said, the book collects 19 of Kamiya's creations, arranged chronologically by dates of design, so you can follow Kamiya's progress (actually, he was pretty good from the start!). There are several prehistoric beasts, some mythical creatures (with the 274 step Ancient Dragon and 275 step Bahamut!) and a few others. All interesting and original. Each model is accompanied with design tips and the crease pattern.

As always with books published by Gallery Origami House, the quality of the book is superb, with beautiful color photos of all models and very high diagramming standards. All text is in both Japanese and English.

Bottom line: If you like a finger-busting folding challenges which yields tasteful results, then this book should be a part of your collection. And since Gallery Origami House tend to print their books in limited editions, get it while there's still time...

There are 19 Origami Designs in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Carnotaurus

Dinosaurs

Satoshi Kamiya10SquareOrigami Carnotaurus by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Phillip West
Eagle ray

Fish

Satoshi Kamiya18Square

Also in Le Pli 96
Origami Eagle ray by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Phillip West
Splash! - Swan taking flight

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Satoshi Kamiya23Square

Also in BOS Magazine 203
Origami Splash! - Swan taking flight by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Satoshi Kamiya28Square

Also in AEP convention 2003
Also in Pajarita Magazine 83
Also in Tanteidan 6th convention
Origami Pegasus by Satoshi Kamiya folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hercules beetle (flying)

Insects

Satoshi Kamiya37Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 63
Origami Hercules beetle (flying) by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Stephane Gerard
Bahamut (Divine Dragon)

Media and Culture

Satoshi Kamiya50Square

Also in Tanteidan 5th convention

Character from "Final Fantasy 7", winged four-limbed dragon
Origami Bahamut (Divine Dragon) by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
Kirin - Eastern unicorn

Imaginary beings - Unicorns

Satoshi Kamiya72Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 58
Origami Kirin - Eastern unicorn by Satoshi Kamiya folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tyrannosaurus

Dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex

Satoshi Kamiya84Square

Also in Tanteidan 5th convention
Origami Tyrannosaurus by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Phillip West
Boar god (Inoshishigami)

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Satoshi Kamiya95Square

Also in AEP convention 2003
Also in Origami USA Convention 2003
Also in Tanteidan 9th convention
Origami Boar god (Inoshishigami) by Satoshi Kamiya folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Barosaurus cebtus

Dinosaurs

Satoshi Kamiya108Square

Also in Tanteidan 6th convention
Origami Barosaurus cebtus by Satoshi Kamiya folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Unicorn

Imaginary beings - Unicorns

Satoshi Kamiya118Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 2001
Also in Tanteidan 7th convention
Origami Unicorn by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
The Yellow Bird

Media and Culture

Satoshi Kamiya136Square

Also in Tanteidan 9th convention

Chocobo From "Final Fantasy"
Origami The Yellow Bird by Satoshi Kamiya Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Blue whale

Mammals - Cetacea - Whales

Satoshi Kamiya142Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 72
Origami Blue whale by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Smilodon

Dinosaurs

Satoshi Kamiya150Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 68
Origami Smilodon by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
Coelophysis

Dinosaurs

Satoshi Kamiya161Square

Also in Tanteidan 8th convention
Origami Coelophysis by Satoshi Kamiya folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Orca

Mammals - Cetacea - Whales

Satoshi Kamiya170Square

Also in Tanteidan 8th convention
Origami Orca by Satoshi Kamiya folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wizard

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Satoshi Kamiya179Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 77
Origami Wizard by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Dragon - ancient

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Satoshi Kamiya193Square

Also in World of Super-Complex Origami by Satoshi Kamiya
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 55
Origami Dragon - ancient by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
Mammoth - Mammuthus Primigenius

Dinosaurs

Satoshi Kamiya217Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 85
Origami Mammoth - Mammuthus Primigenius by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Sebastian Curvers