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Origami Sourcebook book cover

Origami Sourcebook

by Jay Ansill

Published:
2004 by Quarry
Pages:
208
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781592530656
ISBN-10:
1592530656

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

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Less than perfect
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)? A few are from other shapes

Overall Impression

This is a collection of two books previously authored by Jay Ansill: Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings and Practical and Decorative Origami. There are a few slight changes from the original books, though, as the new edition adds a couple of models by Michael LaFosse and omits a parrot by Ligia Montoya.

There are some excellent models included here, with the mythical-beings part containing the more challenging projects. However, the book's weakness lies in the fact that the diagrams are not the clearest, and some of the photographs in the mythical-beings part are quite bad - they even managed to mess up a photo of Neal's dragon...

My favorite models in this book are Lang's Shiva and Neal's cute wizard and witch.
I wouldn't recommend this book for beginners, but for advanced folders, who sometimes enjoy a small challenge of "deciphering" diagrams.

There are 36 Origami Designs in Origami Sourcebook:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Napkin cuffs

Objects - Useful

Catherine Abbott18Square

3 variations
Shawl

Objects - Useful

Gay Merrill Gross21Square

Napkin fold
Bird of paradise

Objects - Useful

Traditional23Square

Napkin fold
Pajarita

Toys

Traditional26Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Der Falter 012
Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
Also in NOA Magazine 074
Also in NOA Magazine 204
and in other sources...
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Ingenious Letter-fold

Letters and Envelopes

Robert Neale29Rectangle
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Traditional32Rectangle - Long strip
4 units

Weaved
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional36Square

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 06
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
and in other sources...
Origami Crane by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Fancy dish (Spanish box)

Boxes and Containers

Traditional38Square

Also in NOA Magazine 456
Also in Easy Origami by John Montroll
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Origami A-B-C by David Petty
Also in Practical and Decorative Origami by Jay Ansill
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
and in other sources...
Origami Fancy dish (Spanish box) by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Lotus box

Boxes and Containers

Michael G. LaFosse41Square
Heart frame

Objects - Frames

Aldo Putignano47Square

Heart-shaped frame
Shopping bag

Boxes and Containers

Fred Rohm50Rectangle
Swallow

Birds - Passeriformes

Ligia Montoya53Square
Flapping dove

Toys - Action Models

Ligia Montoya56Square
Tropical flowers

Flora - Flowers

Ligia Montoya59Pentagon
Chalice

Boxes and Containers

Samuel L. Randlett63Hexagon
Heart gift box

Boxes and Containers

Martha Mitchen68Rectangle
Bowl

Boxes and Containers

Aldo Putignano72Square
Three-D Greeting cards

Letters and Envelopes

Traditional76Rectangle
With cuts

Not really origami
Penultimate modular system

Geometric and other shapes

Robert Neale80Square
30 units

System for creating many modular designs
Star system

Geometric and other shapes

Robert Neale87Square
Multiple units

System for creating many modular designs
Ouroboros

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Robert Neale95Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami Ouroboros by Robert Neale folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Bat

Mammals - Chiroptera - Bats

Michael G. LaFosse98Triangle

Also in Advanced Origami by Michael G. LaFosse
Also in CDO convention 1997
Also in CDO convention 2001
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in LaFosse and Alexander's Essential Book of Origami by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Also in Le Pli 068
Origami Bat by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Wizard and Witch

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Robert Neale106Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami Wizard and Witch by Robert Neale folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Wizard and Witch

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Robert Neale109Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami Wizard and Witch by Robert Neale folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Robert Neale111Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Also in OrigaMIT 2012 Convention Book
Also in Pajarita Especial 1985 - Pliar 85
Also in The Flapping Bird by Samuel L. Randlett
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
and in other sources...
Origami Dragon by Robert Neale Folded from a square of bubble-texture paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Gargoyle

Imaginary beings

Jerry Harris115Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami USA Convention 1989
Origami Gargoyle by Jerry Harris Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Daedalus

Imaginary beings

Gabriel Alvarez Casanovas120Square

Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Also in Pajarita Especial 1983 - Grenoble
Origami Daedalus by Gabriel Alvarez Casanovas folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Gabriel Alvarez Casanovas125Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami Pegasus by Gabriel Alvarez Casanovas Folded from a square of Lokta by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Dragon - flapping

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Stephen Weiss131Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami Dragon - flapping by Stephen Weiss Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Woodland elf

Imaginary beings

Stephen Weiss135Rectangle

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Centaur

Imaginary beings - Centaurs

Neal Elias140Rectangle - 1X2

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami Centaur by Neal Elias Folded from a rectangle of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Rearing dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Marc Kirschenbaum145Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 2011
Also in Awesome Origami - Vol. 2 by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami Kids by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami USA Convention 1988
Origami Rearing dragon by Marc Kirschenbaum folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Shiva

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Robert J. Lang151Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami Shiva by Robert J. Lang Folded from a square of patterned Japanese foil by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Unicorn

Imaginary beings - Unicorns

Stephen Weiss157Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gadi Vishne
Dragon - long-tailed

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Matthew Green162Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami Dragon - long-tailed by Matthew Green Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue foil by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Cerberus

Imaginary beings

Robert J. Lang169Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan