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Origami Step by Step book cover

Origami Step by Step

by Robert Harbin

Published:
1998 by Dover Publications
Pages:
64
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486401362
ISBN-10:
0486401367

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

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? This is Harbin's style - many steps in one figure
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Color photos of some of the models
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 a reprint of the 1974 out-of-print publication.

Along with some classics and relatively simpler designs, this misleadingly small booklet contains some of the most complex models created in the 1970s. The work of Patricia Crawford, who has been ahead of her time, is prominently featured. The diagrams, however, are not always easy to understand, as they try to convey difficult maneuvers and steps in a very concise manner. Some of the models have later been re-diagrammed by J.C. Nolan for his book Creating Origami.

There are 29 Origami Designs in Origami Step by Step:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Philip Shen10Square

Also in The Best of Origami by Samuel L. Randlett

A bird-base flower
Origami Flower by Philip Shen on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Box

Boxes and Containers

Traditional11Square

Simple and nice
Church

Buildings

Unknown13Square
Fancy box

Boxes and Containers

Unknown13Square
Lover's knot

Geometric and other shapes

Traditional14Square

Also in Complete Origami by David Mitchell
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 3 by Toshie Takahama
Also in NOA Magazine 378
Also in Pajarita Magazine 14
Also in The Art of Origami by Samuel L. Randlett
and in other sources...
Origami Lover
Folded by JC Nolan
Anvil

Objects

Unknown15Square
Super box

Boxes and Containers

John Richardson15Square
Penguin - Guillemot

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Robert Harbin16Square

Cute penguin
Tetrahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Patricia Crawford18Square

Also in The Origamian - Vol.12 2,3,4
Origami Tetrahedron by Patricia Crawford on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Decoration

Geometric and other shapes

Traditional20Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Origami Decoration by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by JC Nolan
Yacht

Vehicles - Boats

Toshie Takahama21Square

Also in 10 Simple Paper-folds by Paul Jackson
Also in BOS Convention 2009 Spring
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Also in NOA Magazine 118
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
and in other sources...
Origami Yacht by Toshie Takahama on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Speed boat

Vehicles - Boats

Ian Archer22SquareOrigami Speed boat by Ian Archer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Dart

Toys - Planes

John Smith23Square
Boat - lakotoi

Vehicles - Boats

Philip Noble24Square
Dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Philip Noble25SquareOrigami Dog by Philip Noble on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Nuns

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion - Nuns

Robert Harbin26SquareOrigami Nuns by Robert Harbin Each folded from a square of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Film star

People - Occupations

Eric Kenneway27SquareOrigami Film star by Eric Kenneway on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Octahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Patricia Crawford28Hexagon

Also in The Magic of Origami by Alice Gray and Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami Octahedron by Patricia Crawford on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Cat - stalking

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Patricia Crawford30Square

Also in The Origamian - Vol.12 2,3,4

Looks more like a tiger to me - nice
Origami Cat - stalking by Patricia Crawford on giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat
Bird bath

Birds

Patricia Crawford32Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1984

2 birds on a birdbath - very nice and 3D
Origami Bird bath by Patricia Crawford on giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat
Squirrel on a log

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

Patricia Crawford35Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Origami Squirrel on a log by Patricia Crawford Folded from a square of Kathy Stevick's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Birds in nest

Birds - Passeriformes

Patricia Crawford39RectangleOrigami Birds in nest by Patricia Crawford Folded from a rectangle of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mermaid

Imaginary beings - Mermaids

Patricia Crawford42SquareOrigami Mermaid by Patricia Crawford on giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat
Christ on the mount of olives

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion

Patricia Crawford45Square
Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Patricia Crawford47SquareOrigami Swan by Patricia Crawford on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Unicorn

Imaginary beings - Unicorns

Patricia Crawford49Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami USA Convention 1981
Origami Unicorn by Patricia Crawford on giladorigami.com
Folded by JC Nolan
Kangaroo

Mammals - Marsupialia - Kangaroos

Patricia Crawford52Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan

Excellent - with a baby
Origami Kangaroo by Patricia Crawford folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Scorpion

Arachnids - Scorpions

Patricia Crawford55Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in The Origamian - Vol.12 2,3,4
Origami Scorpion by Patricia Crawford on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Full-rigged ship

Vehicles - Boats

Patricia Crawford58Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami USA Convention 1984
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995

With a base by Fred Rohm
Origami Full-rigged ship by Patricia Crawford folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com