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Dollar Origami: 10 Origami Projects Including the Amazing Koi Fish Spiral-bound – December 13, 2011
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One thing that has to be called out: This book has TEN (10) models, not 15, as Amazon is showing. Look closely at the cover to confirm. The models are: Double crane, crab, camera, butterfly, frog, penguin, eagle, shark, scorpion, and koi fish.
The diagrams and written instructions are some of the clearest I've seen in an instructional book; eager, patient beginners will be thrilled.
Would I recommend the book? Absolutely. This is great as a gift, or a great addition for an enthusiast's collection. If you've been longing to see more of Won's unique designs, you might be a little disappointed, but great content overall.
And Amazon, for crying out loud, please fix the title!
The book also suggests something akin to wet folding to accomplish the "sharper" folds (appendages, mostly). For more on wet folding, see Rick Beech's Handbook of Origami, and for more on tessellation, see Eric Gjerde's Origami Tessellations.
There are numerous practice "dollar bills" included. I would rate the paper quality of these as average.. you will definitely get a good feel for building the models presented if you use the bills.
NB: several of these models are not for the novice. I started with the koi and it worked perfectly, though I suspect that many will stumble along the way. Give yourself a boost with good tools: a quality set of tweezers, eg. Wiha, and methylcellulose (BEFORE starting to fold!) will help.
Park's thoughtful inclusion of one folded butterfly elicited an unbidden smile.
I can't fathom the difficulty in trying to produce instructions for minute finishing details on advanced models so that everyone can understand. I didn't expect the book to have presented every step to cater to me, but instead having good reference points that I could use to perhaps discuss with friends or compare with Youtube vids. (I got to step 35 of 63 of the koi fish and met with the origami folder's wall of impassability, lol). It has done a good job at documenting some very advanced models.
Looks like Won Park teamed up with the dynamic duo over at the Origamido Studio to actually get paid for his work. Good job!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing book with awesome diagrams and instructions. Practice bills are great to start with.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Really nice book and I love the touch of the oversized dollar bill papers to fold. The directions are very detailed.Published 6 months ago by Laurette Janice Frazier
I purchased this for a friend who loved to fold money. The day the book arrived I was attending his funeral, he had been killed in a plane crash a few days earlier. Read morePublished 7 months ago by B. H. Youmans
As always, Won Park didn't fail us. My 10 year old loves this book.Published 7 months ago by Memphis
Great summer activity book for my son he stayed out of my hair using itPublished 9 months ago by RICHARD E WHEELER JR.
This book has very poor instructions and the pictures only complicate things. Each project was frustrating and I felt like ripping up my money I was so fed up.Published 10 months ago by emblume
What do you get a teenage boy for his birthday? I got this for my grandson and though it came with 100 dollars in paper money I stuck in another "real" $20. Read morePublished 15 months ago by mary putman