by David Shall
|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|
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.