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Origami Odyssey book cover

Origami Odyssey

by Peter Engel

Published:
2011 by Tuttle Publishing
Pages:
144
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780804841191
ISBN-10:
0804841195

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Skill Level High-intermediate 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

Overall Impression

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In a nice follow-up to his first book: Origami from Angelfish to Zen, Peter Engel discusses his development as an artist since. He touches on the same themes as in the first book, but puts more emphasis on inspiration and the road traveled by Engel rather than on technical details. While the models in the first book were more technically challenging, usually requiring tissue-foil to get all the layers right, the models in this book can be folded from pretty much any paper, but are more artistically challenging. The themes for the designs are fun and unusual, and the quality of the book is quite high, with beautiful photos and full color throughout.

The book comes with a DVD containing full video instructions for 3 of the models: the top, the stingray and the owl. Also included are a short video profile of Peter Engel, the author discussing the tools and papers he uses (and the tools NOT to use...), and my favorite part: "blunders".

There are 21 Origami Designs in Origami Odyssey:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Sun

Nature

Peter Engel44SquareOrigami Sun by Peter Engel Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Moon

Nature

Peter Engel50SquareOrigami Moon by Peter Engel Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Peter Engel53Square
Squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

Peter Engel58SquareOrigami Squirrel by Peter Engel Wet-folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bat

Mammals - Chiroptera - Bats

Peter Engel61Square

Also in BARF 2005 Summer by Jeremy Shafer
Also in Origami Pop-ups to Amaze and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer
Origami Bat by Peter Engel folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Great horned owl

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Peter Engel64SquareOrigami Great horned owl by Peter Engel Folded from a square of Fabriano art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Maple leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Peter Engel70Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Origami Maple leaf by Peter Engel folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Begonia leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Peter Engel74Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in The Paper Magazine 53
Origami Begonia leaf by Peter Engel Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Gingko leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Peter Engel78SquareOrigami Gingko leaf by Peter Engel Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bodhi leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Peter Engel82Square
Orchid

Flora - Flowers

Peter Engel91Square
Stingray

Fish

Peter Engel100Square
Turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

Peter Engel103Square
Whale

Mammals - Cetacea - Whales

Peter Engel110Square
Seagull

Birds - Charadriiformes - Gulls

Peter Engel113Square
Waves

Nature

Peter Engel116SquareOrigami Waves by Peter Engel Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Forest troll

Media and Culture

Peter Engel122Square

Moomin
Spinning top

Toys - Action Models

Peter Engel127Square
Cottage

Buildings

Peter Engel131SquareOrigami Cottage by Peter Engel Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Inflatable egg

Food

Peter Engel134Square

Also in Czech Origami Convention 2013
Origami Inflatable egg by Peter Engel Each folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Sea serpent

Imaginary beings

Peter Engel138Square
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