Two Excellent Origami Books
January 4, 2009 by Leyla Torres
Here are a couple of excellent origami books published at the end of 2008:
Origami Kit For Dummies contains some traditional models and a variety of beautiful contemporary models, relatively easy to fold, by various origami creators. It’s a good addition to the library of the beginner as well as the experienced folder. To welcome the New Year, I folded a twist flower (by Yoshihide Momotani) from this book, which I show in the photos above.
Genuine Origami is a treasure-trove of origami models created by the Japanese master Jun Maekawa. He guides the reader through simple figures (a mouse, an elephant, Santa Claus) all the way up to highly sophisticated models. I followed diagrams in this book to fold the turkey and the frog in the photos below.
A good book has no ending. ~R.D. Cumming