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Licence to Fold

by Nicolas Terry

Published:
2008 by L'Atlier du Gresivaudan
Pages:
160
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9782844240620
ISBN-10:
2844240623

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Skill Level From simple to 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? Yes
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Yes, except for the multi-part Cartoon cat and mouse

Overall Impression

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To write this book, Nicolas Terry sought out some of today's prominent origami designers from all over the world, and asked them to diagram a model of theirs that he liked, and for which no diagrams existed beforehand. If they didn't have diagrams for their model, Nicolas volunteered to help draw the instructions.

The result is a fascinating look at the contemporary origami scene, with a wide range of representational origami. From the artistic approach of Giang Dinh, creating a cat with only a few folds, which is actually one of the most difficult models in the book, to the ultra-realistic models coming from rising new origami-stars from Vietnam.

As always with Nicolas Terry's books, the production quality is superb, with clear diagrams and beautiful pictures, and with each model accompanied by information about the designer, the design itself and suggestions for suitable papers.

As extra features, there are interviews with two creators, Nguyen Hung Cuong and Seth Friedman, discussing their design process with crease-patterns for their creations. Also included is a puzzle, that when deciphered and emailed to the author, grants access to a secret web-page containing even more diagrams.

A great book, which is certain to become a classic.

There are 23 Origami Designs in Licence to Fold:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Dragon baby

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Daniela Carboni12Square

Also in Origami Europe
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 81
Origami Dragon baby by Daniela Carboni Wet-folded from a square of watercolor paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bear

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

John Montroll16Square

Also in Storytime Origami by John Montroll
Origami Bear by John Montroll Folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bare tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

John Montroll19Square

Also in Storytime Origami by John Montroll
Origami Bare tree by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Sailing ship and waves

Vehicles - Boats

Francesco Miglionico22Square
2 units

Not too complicated to fold, with a very pleasing result. A square for the boat and a square for the waves.
Origami Sailing ship and waves by Francesco Miglionico Folded from 2 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Goose 3D

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Nicolas Terry27Square

Also in Chilean Convention 2009
Also in The Paper Magazine 101
Origami Goose 3D by Nicolas Terry on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Duck 3D

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Nicolas Terry28Square

Also in Chilean Convention 2009
Also in The Paper Magazine 101
Origami Duck 3D by Nicolas Terry on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Giang Dinh30Square

Beautiful, and hard to get right!
Origami Cat by Giang Dinh on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Cartoon mouse

Media and Culture

Carlos Gonzalez Santamaria (Halle)33Square
12 units

Face requires drawing
Origami Cartoon mouse by Carlos Gonzalez Santamaria (Halle) on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Cartoon cat

Media and Culture

Carlos Gonzalez Santamaria (Halle)40Square
15 units

Face requires drawing
Origami Cartoon cat by Carlos Gonzalez Santamaria (Halle) on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Prehistoric bird

Dinosaurs

Roman Diaz47SquareOrigami Prehistoric bird by Roman Diaz Folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cow

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

David Llanque51SquareOrigami Cow by David Llanque Folded from a square of Tant paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Ronald Koh60Square

Also in BOS Convention 2008 Spring
Also in Folding Australia 2007
Origami Horse by Ronald Koh Folded from a square of Tant paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Gorilla

Mammals - Primates - Gorillas

Quentin Trollip66SquareOrigami Gorilla by Quentin Trollip Folded from a square of Tant paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wizard's apprentice

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Miyajima Noboru75Square

Also in Origami Instruction Book by Miyajima Noboru

Very nice. This is a simplified version of Noboru's "Grim Reaper"
Origami Wizard's apprentice by Miyajima Noboru Folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Jester

People - Occupations - Clowns

Fernando Gilgado Gomez82Square

Also in Pajarita Extra 2005 - Fernando Gilgado by Fernando Gilgado Gomez
Origami Jester by Fernando Gilgado Gomez Folded from a square of Kathy Stevick's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Acrocinus Longimanus

Insects

Lionel Albertino91SquareOrigami Acrocinus Longimanus by Lionel Albertino on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Mantis boxer

Insects

Manuel Sirgo98Square

Also in SirgOrigami by Manuel Sirgo
Origami Mantis boxer by Manuel Sirgo on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Panda

Mammals - Ursidae - Pandas

Didier Piguel106SquareOrigami Panda by Didier Piguel Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Redpath pteranodon

Dinosaurs - Pteranodon

Robert J. Lang117SquareOrigami Redpath pteranodon by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Shuki Kato
Swordsman

People - Occupations

Hoang Trung Thanh (Kiminha)125Square

Amazingly detailed
Origami Swordsman by Hoang Trung Thanh (Kiminha) on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Eagle

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Nguyen Hung Cuong138Square

Beautiful
Origami Eagle by Nguyen Hung Cuong on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Lucanus Cervus

Insects

Nguyen Hung Cuong156Square

Crease pattern
Origami Lucanus Cervus by Nguyen Hung Cuong on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Kabuto beetle

Insects

Seth M. Friedman158Square

Crease pattern
Origami Kabuto beetle by Seth M. Friedman on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry