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The New Origami

by Steve and Megumi Biddle

Published:
1993 by St. Martin's Griffin
Pages:
192
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780312080372
ISBN-10:
0312080379

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
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)? Varies

Overall Impression

This book offers a variety of subjects to the folder to choose from. With so many types of folds, by many creators from all over the world, anyone can find something they like.

The diagrams are of high standards, even indicating hand placement while folding.

There are 46 Origami Designs in The New Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Cube

Geometric and other shapes

Mitsunobu Sonobe19Square
6 units

Sonobe's module is a modern classic, but it's uncredited in this book
Pentagon coaster (Dodecahedron)

Geometric and other shapes

Francis Ow21Square
60 units
Star - harlequin

Geometric and other shapes

Francis Ow24Square
6 units
Kusudama

Geometric and other shapes

Megumi Biddle26Square
60 units

Requires glue
Box - decorative

Boxes and Containers

Tomoko Fuse30Square
8 units

4 squares for the lid, and 4 for the box
Lizard - action

Toys - Action Models

Tomoko Fuse34Square
12 units

Also in BOS Magazine 126
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Origami You Can Play With by Tomoko Fuse
Origami Lizard - action by Tomoko Fuse on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Soma cube

Toys - Puzzles

Steve Biddle41Square
Multiple units
Tangram

Toys - Puzzles

Steve Biddle44Square
5 units
Tumbler

Toys

Steve Biddle48Rectangle - A size

Based on a model by Seiryo Takekawa. Fun!
Pyramid puzzle

Toys - Puzzles

Didier Boursin50Rectangle - A size
2 units
Tetrahedron - rotating

Geometric and other shapes

Steve Biddle52Rectangle - A size
Star - pentagram

Geometric and other shapes

Fujimoto Shuzo54Rectangle - A size
Box - inside outside puzzle

Toys - Puzzles

Thoki Yenn56Rectangle - A size
4 units
Paper Puppet - story

Toys - Puppets

Rachel Katz60Square

Folding a simple puppet while telling a story
The Captain's Hat - story

Clothes - Hats

Traditional62Rectangle - A size

A fun story where the model is tore in the end to create a shirt
Printer's hat - story

Clothes - Hats

Traditional65Rectangle - A size

The story of many hats!
Troublewit

Toys

Steve Biddle68Rectangle - A size
Letter - bamboo

Letters and Envelopes

Takenao Handa74Rectangle - A size
Fish envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Michel Grand76Rectangle - A size

Also in Le Pli 65
Origami Fish envelope by Michel Grand on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michel Grand
Wallet

Objects - Wallets

Megumi Biddle78Rectangle - 1X3
Vase

Boxes and Containers

Saburo Kase80Square

Also in BOS Convention 1978 Autumn
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Le Pli 67
Also in NOA Kessakusen
Also in NOA Magazine 10
Also in Origami - Magic Square by Sergei Afonkin
Also in Origami Paperfolding for Fun by Eric Kenneway
and in other sources...
Origami Vase by Saburo Kase on giladorigami.com
Folded by Paula Versnick
Wallet

Objects - Wallets

Martin Wall83Rectangle - A size

With plenty of pockets
Envelope - tree

Letters and Envelopes

John Cunliffe86Square
Gift bag

Boxes and Containers

Vincent Floderer89Rectangle - A size

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Origami USA Convention 1996
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 35
Also in Der Falter 14
Also in Pajarita Magazine 96
and in other sources...
Origami Gift bag by Vincent Floderer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Francois Ziegler
Letter - boat

Letters and Envelopes

Steve Biddle92Square
Hina Ningyo

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Japanese98Square
4 units
With cuts
Tato hanamon ori

Objects - Wallets

Japanese106Square

Japanese dolls
Letter - pencil

Letters and Envelopes

Megumi Biddle111Square
Dish

Boxes and Containers

Didier Boursin114SquareOrigami Dish by Didier Boursin on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Heart with wings

Hearts

Francis Ow116Square

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Magazine 222
Also in Angel Origami by Nick Robinson
Also in Origami de Christmas 2
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami Heart with wings by Francis Ow folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hearts - double

Hearts

Francis Ow118Rectangle - 1X2

Also in NOA Magazine 174
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Pajarita Magazine 25
Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in Origami - 30 fold-by-fold projects by Paulo Mulatinho
Also in Paper Hearts
Origami Hearts - double by Francis Ow Folded from a rectangle of duo origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Megumi Biddle121Square
Rose brooch

Flora - Flowers

Toshie Takahama124Square
Sink Flower

Flora - Flowers

Steve Biddle128Square
Clown - Pierrot

People - Occupations - Clowns

Seiji Nishikawa132Square
2 units

Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Also in The Beauty of Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Also in Works of Seiji Nishikawa by Seiji Nishikawa
Also in BOS Convention 1992 Autumn
Also in NOA Magazine 122
Also in ORU Magazine 2
and in other sources...
Origami Clown - Pierrot by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

Takenao Handa141Square
Syachi hoko

Fish

Kazuo Choshi144Square

A fish
Owl

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Kenji Jinbo147SquareOrigami Owl by Kenji Jinbo on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Yoshihide Momotani151Rectangle - 1X2

Also in BOS Magazine 70
Also in Origami from Around the World by Vicente Palacios
Also in Origami Superstars
Also in Pajarita Magazine 41
Origami Rabbit by Yoshihide Momotani on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Elephant - circus

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Megumi Biddle156Rectangle - A size

An elephant on a stand. Nice. From half an A-sized rectangle
Koala

Mammals - Marsupialia - Koalas

Yoshihide Momotani160Square

Also in BOS Convention 1986 Spring
Also in Origami - Easy-to-Make Paper Creations by Gay Merrill Gross
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 14
Also in Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams - Vol. 2
Also in The Paper Magazine 95
Origami Koala by Yoshihide Momotani folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rhinoceros

Mammals - Rhinocerotidae - Rhinoceros

Edwin Corrie164Rectangle - A size

Also in Animal Origami 3 by Edwin Corrie
Also in Origami Masters: Edwin Corrie by Edwin Corrie
Origami Rhinoceros by Edwin Corrie folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dinosaur - simple

Dinosaurs

Rachel Katz170Rectangle - A size
2 units
Tyrannosaurus

Dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex

Megumi Biddle173Square
2 units
Apatosaurus

Dinosaurs

Steve Biddle177SquareOrigami Apatosaurus by Steve Biddle Folded from a square of
Pteranodon

Dinosaurs - Pteranodon

Fumiaki Kawahata181SquareOrigami Pteranodon by Fumiaki Kawahata Folded from a square of thin brown wrapping paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com