Teach Yourself Origami
- 1998 by Dover Publications
|Skill Level||From simple to complex|
|Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)?||Yes|
|Photos of completed models?||Only a few on the cover|
|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)?||Yes|
I always recommend this book for beginners. Montroll introduces the new folder first to the old, traditional favorites, advancing step-by-step, gradually introducing new symbols and techniques with very clear instructions.
As the models advance, so do their detail and complexity, up to an "Impossible vase", which is simply a container with many sticking points, an antlered deer and an elephant with white tusks.
Notes for the second, revised edition: The book was republished in a second edition, adding a few traditional models, revising some of the diagrams, and replacing some models with others. I was sorry to see the dragon and camel, two of my favorites in the first edition, gone. However, lovers of geometrical designs will be happy to find 3 origami polyhedra included.