World's Best Origami
by Nick Robinson
- 2010 by Alpha Books
|Skill Level :||From simple to high-intermediate|
|Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)?||Yes|
|Photos of completed models?||No|
|Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper?||No|
|Are the models "Pure" origami (From square - no cuts)?||Most are|
Nick Robinson has a knack for finding the uncommon, hidden or forgotten gems and collecting them into unique books suitable for all, from super-simple models to more challenging ones, avoiding overused designs found in other books. This book is no exception (and I'm not just saying that because 3 of the models are mine!). There's a nice variety of themes, animals alongside modulars, flowers, practical models and many more. Some new favorites I found are Chris Alexander's "Howling at the Moon", Nick's own dolphin and Santa and Maltagliati's owl. Older favorites include Yenn's DNA, Fujimoto's cube and apple, and Neal Elias' angel among others.
Each model comes with Robinson's thought about the design, and the book has a long and informative introduction to methods and techniques, making it a good resource for beginners. Something for everyone here.