Like trends, crafts come and go, depending on public whim--but also depending on the proclivities of writing and teaching artisans. Origami is achieving its umpteenth revival, having spawned at least half a dozen books over the past 18 months. And Boursin dispenses almost entirely with the basics, preferring to target more than 60 projects. Levels of difficulty are indicated, but only in the table of contents, and each item includes a color photograph and illustrated instructions. Words are kept at a minimum, and crafting hands must possess some degree of dexterity, not to mention a fundamental understanding of the medium. Many practical items are featured, including boxes of almost every shape, wallets, greeting cards, and a serving dish. Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Didier Boursin lives in Paris and has published several books on origami.