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Origami 1-2-3 book cover

Origami 1-2-3

by David Petty

Published:
2002 by Sterling
Pages:
128
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780806955117
ISBN-10:
0806955112

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

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Photographic diagrams
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
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Some are from rectangles, some are modular

Overall Impression

This is a nice collection of models from the whole wide spectrum of origami varieties. From simple, traditional models, through modular geometric creations to complex pleated works.

There are no diagrams in the book, but all steps are shown in photographs. I personally find this to be less clear than using standard origami diagramming notations, because when using photographs, the reader has to "fill in the blanks" between steps. Still, the steps are very well-made, and the production quality of the book is quite high. Also, the book opens with a thorough introduction to all bases and basic techniques, so I would recommend it to beginners.

There are 64 Origami Designs in Origami 1-2-3:

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Dart

Toys - Planes

Traditional22Rectangle

The traditional toy-plane
Banger

Toys - Action Models

Traditional23Rectangle
Boat or snapper

Toys

Traditional24Rectangle
House

Buildings

Traditional26Square

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Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
and in other sources...
Origami House by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Organ

Music and Musicians

Traditional26Square

Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 146
and in other sources...
Origami Organ by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
House envelpe

Letters and Envelopes

David Petty27Square

A nice application of the traditional house model
Masu box

Boxes and Containers

Traditional30Square

Also in Creative Origami and Beyond
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in NOA Magazine 134
Also in NOA Magazine 165
Also in NOA Magazine 167
Also in NOA Magazine 490
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and in other sources...

The traditional Masu box
Origami Masu box by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Multibox

Boxes and Containers

Traditional31Square

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Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in NOA Magazine 78
Also in Origami - 23 Pliages de Papier by Lionel Albertino
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Also in Origami de Christmas
and in other sources...
Origami Multibox by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
House box

Boxes and Containers

David Petty32Square
Drinking cup

Food

Traditional33Square

Also in Beginning Origami by Vicente Palacios
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
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and in other sources...
Origami Drinking cup by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Waterbomb

Toys

Traditional34Square

Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 278
Also in Origami de Christmas
Also in Origami in English by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Origami Text in 4 Languages
Also in Quick and Easy Origami Christmas by Toshie Takahama
and in other sources...
Origami Waterbomb by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Complex box

Boxes and Containers

David Petty35Square
Sanbow

Boxes and Containers

Traditional36Square

Also in The Art and Wonder of Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Double-sided origami by Taichiro Hasegawa
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Also in NOA Magazine 9
Also in NOA Magazine 10
Also in NOA Magazine 78
and in other sources...

A Japanese offering tray
Origami Sanbow by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lazy Susan

Boxes and Containers

Traditional38Square

Also in NOA Magazine 163
Also in NOA Magazine 502
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 2 by Toshie Takahama
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and in other sources...

A rounded dish
Origami Lazy Susan by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Japanese helmet

Clothes - Hats

Traditional41Square

Also in NOA Magazine 177
Also in NOA Magazine 188
Also in NOA Magazine 189
Also in Origami in English by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Teach Yourself Origami by John Montroll
Also in Complete Origami by David Mitchell
and in other sources...
Origami Japanese helmet by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Yakko san

Toys

Traditional42Square

Also in Paper Folding for Beginners by Murray and Rigney
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
and in other sources...
Origami Yakko san by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Japanese lady

People - Ethnicities

David Petty44Square
2 units

A square for the kimono and a square for a head
Pencil

Objects

Traditional47Rectangle - 1X4

Also in BOS Magazine 130
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Origami Pencil by Traditional Folded from a rectangle of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Shirt

Clothes

Traditional48Rectangle - 1X2
Shorts

Clothes

David Petty49Square

Simple
Paintbrush

Objects

David Petty50Rectangle - 1X4Origami Paintbrush by David Petty Folded from a rectangle of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Santa page marker

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

David Petty54Rectangle - 1X4

Also in Paper People and Other Pointers by David Petty
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 16 1999 1/2
Origami Santa page marker by David Petty Folded from a rectangle of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Nurse page marker

People - Occupations

David Petty56Rectangle - 1X4Origami Nurse page marker by David Petty Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Beating heart

Hearts

David Petty57Square

A heart with a beating action
Christmas lantern

Objects

David Petty58Square
3D heart

Hearts

David Petty60Square

Can be pasted in a pop-up card
Santa - rocking

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

David Petty62SquareOrigami Santa - rocking by David Petty Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Napkin ring

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty64Square
5 units
Simple star

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty66Square
4 units
Christmas star

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty67Square
4 units
Hezagon puzzle

Toys - Puzzles

David Petty69Square
42 units

A nice color-matching puzzle
Millions-to-one wreath

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty70Square
8 units
Christmas wreath

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty74Square
9 units
Flower wheel

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty75Square
13 units
The big wheel

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty76Square
24 units

2 variations. From 24 or 32 squares
Stumpy star

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty78Square
5 units

A 3-dimensional star
Decorated stumpy star

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty80Square
5 units
Borealis

Geometric and other shapes

David Petty81Square
30 units
Rabbit - baby

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Traditional85Square

Also in The Art of Origami by Samuel L. Randlett
Also in Traditional Japanese Origami by Nick Robinson
Origami Rabbit - baby by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rabbit - fat - inflatable

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Traditional86Square

A water-bomb variation
Caterpillar

Insects - Butterflies

David Petty88Square
Multiple units
Bird

Birds

Traditional90Square

Nice and simple
Grasshopper

Insects

Traditional91Square

The traditional cicada
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Traditional92Square
Pajarita

Toys

Traditional94Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Der Falter 12
Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
Also in NOA Magazine 74
Also in NOA Magazine 204
and in other sources...
Origami Pajarita by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Mandarin duck

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Traditional95Square
Cat mask

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

David Petty96Square

Also in Halloween Origami by Nick Robinson
Also in Origami - Arte del Piegare la Carta by Renzo Zanoni
Origami Cat mask by David Petty Folded from a square of patterned origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Plump crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional97Square
Crab - winking

Crustaceans

Nick Robinson98Square

Also in BOS Magazine 162
Origami Crab - winking by Nick Robinson on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Flapping bird

Toys - Action Models

Traditional100Square

Also in Action Origami by Tomoko Fuse
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creased Magazine 6
Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
Also in Fantastic Folds by Andrew Stoker
and in other sources...
Origami Flapping bird by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gilad Aharoni
Fall leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

David Petty101Square
Frog

Amphibians

Traditional102Square

Also in Bugagami by Jeffrey Rutzky
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Also in Ecuador Convention 2014
and in other sources...
Origami Frog by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Snail

Molluscs

Traditional104Square

Also in Bugagami by Jeffrey Rutzky
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in NOA Magazine 130
Also in NOA Magazine 250
Also in NOA Magazine 454
and in other sources...
Origami Snail by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Fuchsia

Flora - Flowers

David Petty107Square
Jet plane

Toys - Planes

Traditional109Square
Train set

Vehicles - Trains

David Petty110Square
Multiple units

A 2-dimensional train set
Yacht

Vehicles - Boats

David Petty114Square
Van

Vehicles - Cars

David Petty116Square
French automobile

Vehicles - Cars

David Petty117Square
Chinese junk

Vehicles - Boats

Traditional118Square

Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Mac Origami 61
Also in NOA Magazine 0 1974 Vol. 2
Also in Origami (Bolitho) by Mark Bolitho
Also in Origami from Around the World by Vicente Palacios
Also in Pajarita Especial 1983 - Primavera
and in other sources...
Origami Chinese junk by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Sampan

Vehicles - Boats

Traditional120Square
Vase

Boxes and Containers

David Petty122Square

Nice pleated form
Pine cone

Flora - Trees and Plants

David Petty124Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in BOS Magazine 228
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara

Excellent
Origami Pine cone by David Petty folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cactus in a pot

Flora - Trees and Plants

David Petty126Rectangle - 1X2

Also in BOS Convention 1985 Autumn
Also in Der Falter 8
Also in Le Pli 31
Also in NOA Magazine 332
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 23
Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
and in other sources...

Excellent
Origami Cactus in a pot by David Petty folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com