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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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications Trading; 1 edition (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4889962514
  • ISBN-13: 978-4889962512
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.4 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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All of the excellent reviews of this book are correct, but I wanted to warn people that my copy of this book was misassembled. Pages 81-96 appeared twice and pages 97-112 were missing. If you buy the book, be sure to check all the pages before your return period expires! If you have a defective copy and the return period has expired, the US distributor (Oxford University Press) will exchange the book, but you will have to pay for shipping yourself.
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Jun Maekawa has been one of the premier origami innovators of the last 30 years. His 'Devil', which graces the cover of this book, is one of the most famous and fantastic designs of what I like to call the Early Age of Super-complexity, (though by today's standards it is more aptly considered high-intermediate). I learned the model from 'Viva! Origami!" which is only available in Japanese. The new folding method in "Genuine Origami" includes the creatures ears which were missing in the original diagrams. I lovingly call this model "Nick, the Nicotine Demon" after I used it to help some of my dorm-mates quit smoking.
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.
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Not only does this book have a great array of models, it includes the theories and principles behind them, which is something that most books of this nature lack. Each model if focused around understanding a particular technique, ranging from the most fundamental to advanced. Another thing I like about this book is rather than just exposing the reader/folder to one type of origami, there are models for different types so you can learn about multi-piece, 3 dimensional, modular, tessellation, and even teabag folding. There is also a model for each of the Chinese zodiac which I found to be really cool. The diagrams are all very clear and easy to follow showing 2 toned paper (as most origami paper is), which tends to be a fundamental problem among origami books. I'd also like to point out that Genuine Origami caters to all levels. A beginner can pick this up to learn the basics and get started with some really neat models and still be learning from it much later. I would say I'm fairly intermediate and I still have quite a bit to absorb from this book, and I still enjoy the simple models as well.
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This book by the president of the Japanese Origami Academic Society JOAS is essential for all studying this ancient craft. It goes from easy to exquisitely complex. The diagrams are excellent. I was able to make the models when I obtained the first version in Japanese. I do now appreciate the explanations in english. The models are traditional from an uncut square.Some of the maneuvers are unique and quite satisfying. This is one of my favorite intermediate level origami books.
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I originally bought this for my son for Christmas a couple of years ago (he was 9), because he loves origami. Over the next couple of years, he used the book so much that he wore out the binding, and pages started to fall out. So I'm buying this replacement for him.

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.
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This is an excellent book for those who are already pretty decent at folding origami. It is well organized and categorized by difficulty. They come out very nicely and the directions are nice. Some are difficult but it looks amazing if you can do it. This is just a good true book of origami and I really enjoy having this in my collection of origami books.
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I distinctly remember getting a copy of Maekawa's Viva! Origami in Japanese via interlibrary loan during college, photocopying directions for his "Devil", and then spending hours folding it instead of studying. I was immensely pleased to discover that I can now throw away my dog-eared photocopy and replace it with this English version. As another review mentioned, this has clearer diagrams than the original. Additionally, some earlier reviewers said that the photographs were tough to follow, implying these weren't line drawings. At least in my copy, all the instructions are standard origami line drawings, finishing occasionally with a picture of the finished product. This book does not, however, reproduce every model found in the original Viva! Origami. Sadly, and notably missing is the Seated Deer. There are a few others, I'm certain, but I don't have access to the original anymore.

Entertaining for the intermediate to high intermediate folder, and probably worth it just for English-language instructions for the Devil.
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