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Genuine Origami: 43 Mathematically-Based Models, From Simple to Complex Paperback – November 1, 2008
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About the Author
Jun Maekawa, who studied physics, is credited with developing a new origami method based on fundamental geometric patterns. His insights into the connection between mathematics and origami are summed up in the Maekawa Theorem. He is a chief councilor of the Japan Origami Association and executive manager and engineer for a software company producing scientific engineering calculations. Genuine Origami is Maekawas first book to be translated into English.
Top Customer Reviews
All of the models in this book are constructed from single sheets of paper, mostly square, with no cutting or glue. This book is a good choice for a second origami book because it combines clear diagrams with a progression from simple to complex models, ending with the 'Devil'. Note that most of the more complex models should be folded from 10"x10" paper. The most outlandish model in here is a deer folded from a tea-bag wrapper.
He loves that the book has some very challenging models, and the models increase in complexity as you proceed through the book -- he wants to fold the devil, but he hasn't quite folded the samurai helmet beetle yet (which is the model before it, and is slightly less difficult). So his origami skill has skyrocketed because of this book, and it's given him many many hours of enjoyment.
If I could rate this six stars I would.
Entertaining for the intermediate to high intermediate folder, and probably worth it just for English-language instructions for the Devil.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easily one of my two favorite origami books. It has a nice progression from easy to complex models with clear diagrams to help you work through as you learn. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charles
I've seen and owned a lot of origami books, but this is one of the best overall books for origami enthusiasts of any level, especially a beginner who wants to advance but doesn't... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an almost flawless origami text. The author knows his subject well and includes references to the history of the techniques he's teaching. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Roel Hammerschlag
The book is awesome! I'm just a beginner and I found the models easy to follow. I recommendPublished 17 months ago by R. Carvalho
Definitely not for beginners! I found the models difficult to fold and in some case the paper rip. So you might need stronger paper. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alicia Riley