Origami: Living Nature
- 1996 by Sojusha
|Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)?||No|
|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|
For those seeking super complex models, with plenty of sticking-out-bits, this book will not be what you're looking for. However, while Yoshizawa's models seem simple enough to fold (only a few steps per model), they are very hard to fold "right". Yoshizawa seems to somehow breath life into his creations, and that's the secret of their charm. I wouldn't recommend this book to beginners, since they could be frustrated with the lack of clear reference points for the fold. These models should be "folded with feeling".
The book has detailed B&W photos of all models, and color photos of some of the models at the beginning.
These essays are in Japanese - and Joel Stern has kindly contributed an English translation for them, made by his friend Robert Tsuchida.