Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master
- 2016 by Tuttle Publishing
|Skill Level||Simple to complex|
|Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)?||Varies|
|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)?||Most are|
What a wonderful tribute to an origami master. In an oversized coffee-table book format, this books binds together and re-edits two of Yoshizawa's older books: "Simple Origami" and "Beautiful Origami". They are fully translated into English, and peppered with new, gorgeous photos. But the book contains much more than those two publications. It also includes several in-depth articles about Yoshizawa, as well as many photos of his work, posters from his exhibitions and more.
The diagrams themselves are Yoshizawa's originals, where everything looks deceptively simple, but there are many judgment calls and getting everything to look "just right" takes patience and skill (I still can't get that Gorilla to look quite right). However, with the inclusion of "Simple Origami", even beginners will enjoy the folds in this book.
Very highly recommend this book for everybody. Beautiful and fascinating publication.