Origami Animal Sculpture
by John Szinger
- 2014 by Tuttle Publishing
|Skill Level||Intermediate to complex|
|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)?||Yes|
John Szinger has a knack for creating complex-looking designs with ample attention to details, which are actually not incredibly complex to fold. The models, covering a wide range of the animal kingdom, as well as a few objects, using an innovative array of folding sequences, are well-designed, maximizing the surface of the paper and making them suitable for folding from almost any type of paper. The author does suggest the most suitable paper and starting size for each design.
The book itself is beautifully produced, printed on glossy paper and in full color, with multiple large photos accompanying each design.
Also included is a DVD containing full video instructions to 12 of the designs. It is also well-produced, with over-the-shoulder footage of the designer demonstrating the folding process.
I would recommend this book for intermediate to complex folders, as the instructions do assume some folding experience, with adjustments and estimations required here and there. But other than that, this is the kind of origami book I'm always happy to see.