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by Michael G. LaFosse

2000 by Rockport

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Skill Level From simple to intermediate
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? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Most are

Overall Impression

This is not a diagram oriented book, but a magnificent exhibition of photographed origami models from all over the world. The best of them are here, classic and modern: Yoshizawa, Kawahata, Lang, Issei, and many more. 40 artists contributed to this publication.

For every model displayed, there are details about the size of the model, what kind of paper was used for folding it, and general comments about the model.

If you're looking for books with plenty of diagrams, this book is not for you. If you want to be inspired by fascinating photos, and see what can be achieved with origami, get this book.

There are 5 Origami Designs in Origamido:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Paper fastening flower

Objects - Useful

Gay Merrill Gross122Square
2 units
Talking lips

Toys - Puppets

Soon Young Lee126Square

Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in NOA Magazine 438
Also in Origami from Around the World by Vicente Palacios
Also in Wonderful Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami Talking lips by Soon Young Lee on
Folded by Paula Versnick
Pentagon-hexagon zig zag unit - Bucky ball

Geometric and other shapes

Thomas Hull128Square
Multiple units

Also in Das Diagramm 37
Also in Origami USA Convention 1994
Also in Project Origami by Thomas Hull
Origami Pentagon-hexagon zig zag unit - Bucky ball by Thomas Hull on
Folded by Paula Versnick
Flying Fox Airplane

Toys - Planes

Michael G. LaFosse130Square
Mountain lion mask - George L. Mountainlion

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Michael G. LaFosse134Square

Also in Advanced Origami by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Origami Mountain lion mask - George L. Mountainlion by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on