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Origami 2

by Robert Harbin

Published:
1971 by Hodder Paperbacks
Pages:
156
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780340153840
ISBN-10:
0340153849

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

Skill Level Simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Can be very concise and challenging
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

The second in Robert Harbin's series of 4, this book was published in English as More Origami or New Adventures in Origami. It was my first origami book, which I perused until the spine broke.

As are the other books in the series, this volume is an excellent showcase of the international origami talent in the early 1970s, containing works from leading folders in that time, with Argentina's Ligia Montoya and Harbin himself more prominently featured. Many of the models are of highly original subjects not often seen in origami. A couple of my favorites would be Harbin's skier and Elias' knight in armor.

The diagramming style can be very concise and challenging at times, having many steps appear in one drawing, I believe it is still accessible, though, and that this book is well worth the effort for the originality of the models within. I stuck with it as a kid and am still folding many decades later?

There are 49 Origami Designs in Origami 2:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Picture Frame

Objects - Frames

Florence Temko16Square
Dog - nodding

Toys - Action Models

John Smith18Square
2 units
Vase

Boxes and Containers

Traditional24Square
Party hat

Clothes - Hats

David Neale30Square
Tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Robert Harbin32Square
Helmet

Clothes - Hats

Ligia Montoya34Square
Ocean liner

Vehicles - Boats

Peter Johnson36Square
Noshi

Objects

Traditional38Square
Box with long side-flaps

Boxes and Containers

Traditional41SquareOrigami Box with long side-flaps by Traditional Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Decoration

Geometric and other shapes

Traditional44Square
Ball

Geometric and other shapes

Jack J. Skillman48Square
2 units
Pinwheel

Toys

Philip Shen50Square
Double purse

Objects - Wallets

Endla Saar54Rectangle
Fly

Insects - Flies

Alice Gray58Square
Witch

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Robert Harbin62SquareOrigami Witch by Robert Harbin Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tropical bird

Birds - Passeriformes

Ligia Montoya66Square
Xmas tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Ligia Montoya68Diamond
Angelfish

Fish

Robert Harbin72Square
Frisbee

Toys - Planes

Ed Sullivan74Square
9 units
Dachshund

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Paul Castles76Square
Neolithic man

People - Ethnicities

Edward Megrath80Square

With talking action
Origami Neolithic man by Edward Megrath on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Patricia Crawford83Square

Also in BOS Magazine 297
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 3 by Toshie Takahama
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Origami Cat by Patricia Crawford Folded from a square of double-sided momigami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional88Square

Also in A Thousand Cranes by Florence Temko
Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by David Mitchell
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creased Magazine 6
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
and in other sources...
Origami Crane by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Walrus

Mammals - Pinnipedia - Seals and Sea Lions

Robert Harbin92Square
Wedding bells

Music and Musicians

Mick Guy93Square

Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 2 by Toshie Takahama

Two bells from one square
Origami Wedding bells by Mick Guy folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Boy on dolphin

Mammals - Cetacea - Dolphins

Robert Harbin96SquareOrigami Boy on dolphin by Robert Harbin Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Robin

Birds - Passeriformes

Joan Homewood100Square

Also in BOS Convention 2012 Spring
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 2 1996 Apr-Jun
Origami Robin by Joan Homewood Folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Super star

Geometric and other shapes

Traditional105Square
Dagger

Objects - Weapons

Colin Rowe106Square
Dutch people (Double Dutch)

People - Ethnicities

Noel Stanton108SquareOrigami Dutch people (Double Dutch) by Noel Stanton Folded from a square of Kathy Stevick's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Clerical hat

Clothes - Hats

Ligia Montoya113Square
Super salt cellar

Food

Philip Shen114Square
Moth

Insects - Butterflies

Tim Ward118Square
Shapes turning to boxes

Boxes and Containers

Traditional120Square
Persian helmet

Clothes - Hats

Ligia Montoya124Square
Jackstone

Geometric and other shapes

Jack J. Skillman125Square

Also in BOS Magazine 204
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 111
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Also in The Origamian - Vol.05 1
Origami Jackstone by Jack J. Skillman on giladorigami.com
Folded by Marina Kosareva
Basket

Boxes and Containers

Traditional134Rectangle
2 units
Knight in armor

People - Occupations - Knights

Neal Elias137Square

Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Origami Knight in armor by Neal Elias Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Skier

Sports and Athletes

Robert Harbin144Square

Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in NOA Magazine 462
Also in ORU Magazine 12
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Origami Skier by Robert Harbin folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Super hat

Clothes - Hats

Ligia Montoya147Square
Flower and leaf

Flora - Flowers

Toshie Takahama148Square
2 units
Plumed helmet

Clothes - Hats

Ligia Montoya150Square
Kentucky horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Raymond Kane McLain151Square
Kangaroo

Mammals - Marsupialia - Kangaroos

E. G. Langridle164SquareOrigami Kangaroo by E. G. Langridle Folded from a square of Kraft Alios paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Medieval hat

Clothes - Hats

Robert Harbin172Rectangle
Snake charmer

People - Occupations

Fred Rohm174Square

Also in BOS Convention 2012 Spring
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Also in The World of Fred Rohm 50 by Peter Ford

Nice action
Origami Snake charmer by Fred Rohm Folded from a square of hand-made paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fox puppet

Toys - Puppets

Traditional179Square
Hat

Clothes - Hats

Traditional179Square
Otomo No Kuronushi

People - Ethnicities

Japanese180Square
With cuts