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Papercopia book cover

Papercopia

by David Shall

Published:
2007 
Pages:
114
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780979648700
ISBN-10:
097964870X

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

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes - hand drawn
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? On some of the models
Photos of completed models? Excellent photos
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)? Some are from rectangles

Overall Impression

David Shall has been known for his highly original designs for decades (the earliest model in this book was designed in 1961), but has only now come out with his own book. This is great news, as the diagrams he has published so far appeared mostly in hard-to-find publications, such as old Origami-USA convention books and newsletters.

This book is a showcase of Shall's work, spanning over a period of more than 30 years, with models ranging in theme, complexity and technique. Animals, objects, decorations and modular shapes can all be found here, squares, rectangles and multiple units are used.

Production quality of the book is very high (edited by deg farrelly), despite it being self-published. The diagrams, while hand-drawn and concise at times, are still quite clear.

Other than model, the reader is also treated to David Shall's memories of his personal origami path, his thoughts about design and diagramming, folding tips, and a detailed introduction to symbols.

But wait, there's more: When you buy the book directly from the author at Papercopia.com, you will receive an extra diagram - for a heart-stickpin.

There are 21 Origami Designs in Papercopia:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Puzzle cube

Geometric and other shapes

David Shall21Square
12 units

The assembly is the puzzle
Origami Puzzle cube by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Paper chain

Geometric and other shapes

David Shall25Rectangle - 1X4
Multiple units

Also in Origami USA Convention 1983

Units folded from quarters of a square
Origami Paper chain by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Wristwatch

Objects - Timekeeping

David Shall27Square

Also in BOS Convention 1980 Autumn
Also in Origami USA Convention 1981
Origami Wristwatch by David Shall folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Letterfold

Letters and Envelopes

David Shall29RectangleOrigami Letterfold by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

David Shall30SquareOrigami Mouse by David Shall Folded from a square of Alabaster origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rowboat

Vehicles - Boats

David Shall33Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1981

Nice and sturdy, with excellent locks
Origami Rowboat by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Coin purse

Objects - Wallets

David Shall36Square
2 units

Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami Coin purse by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Seamless box and lid

Boxes and Containers

David Shall39Rectangle
2 units

Also in BOS Convention 1988 Autumn
Also in Origami USA Convention 1987
Origami Seamless box and lid by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Friends' logo

Symbols

David Shall42Rectangle - 1X4

Also in Origami USA Convention 1986

This is the logo of "The Friends of the Origami Center of America"
Origami Friends
Folded by David Shall
Crane stick pin

Objects

David Shall47Square

Also in The Paper Magazine 33

Crane-on-a-stick...
Origami Crane stick pin by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Cross-shaped dish

Boxes and Containers

David Shall52Square

A very appealing shape
Origami Cross-shaped dish by David Shall Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Basket

Boxes and Containers

David Shall55Rectangle - 1X3

Also in BOS Convention 1987 Spring
Also in The Origamian - Vol.16 1
Origami Basket by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

David Shall58Square

Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 108
Origami Rabbit by David Shall Folded from a square of patterned origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Expanding ball

Geometric and other shapes

David Shall63Square
8 units

Also in Origami USA Convention 1984
Origami Expanding ball by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Triangular solid

Geometric and other shapes

David Shall66Square

Folds flat, until inflated in the last step
Origami Triangular solid by David Shall Folded from a squares of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lily

Flora - Flowers

David Shall69Square

Also in Origami Master Class: Flowers
Origami Lily by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
120 deg module series

Geometric and other shapes

David Shall73Rectangle - 1X2
Multiple units

Also in Origami USA Convention 1982
Also in BOS Convention 1982 Autumn

A system for creating many modular shapes
Origami 120 deg module series by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Crane on a stand

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

David Shall78$ US Dollar BillOrigami Crane on a stand by David Shall Folded from a dollar bill by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Candlestick

Objects - Candles and Light

David Shall84Rectangle - 1X3Origami Candlestick by David Shall Folded from a rectangle of Japanese foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Claw hammer

Objects

David Shall92Rectangle - 1X3

Also in Origami USA Convention 1988
Origami Claw hammer by David Shall folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Daffodil

Flora - Flowers

David Shall101Square
2 units
Origami Daffodil by David Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall