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Postby kingdomwinds » December 20th, 2006, 3:41 am

I plan to order Origami Fantasy. What are other good Origami books besides all of the Origami house books. I am only interested in complex origami. Modular or geometric does not interest me.
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Postby eric_son » December 20th, 2006, 4:03 am

What books do you already have?

If you haven't already gotten it, you may want to check out Origami Design Secrets by R. Lang.

Also, be sure to get Origami Insects II (also from origami house) by R. Lang as well as "The Works of Satoshi Kamiya" (origami house).
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Postby kingdomwinds » December 20th, 2006, 4:33 am

i only got origami tanteidan #5 and #7. thanks for the recommendations

Also, is there a book that has Maekawa's devil besides the discontinued origami tanteidan mags and books? I really wanted to fold that model
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Postby eric_son » December 20th, 2006, 4:49 am

If you're okay with books that have a fair mixture of complex and easy stuff, you may also want to get:

Origami Insects and their Kin (R. Lang)
Origami Sea Life (R. Lang and Montroll)
Origami from Angelfish to Zen (P. Engel)
Complete book of Origami (R. Lang)

RE: Maekawa's Devil
Hmm... I don't know of any other publications that carry this. Sorry. :-)
Perhaps the other forum members can answer this.

Anyway, you may want to try Hugo Pereira's implementation of Maekawa's Devil based on the CP:

http://hugo.pereira.free.fr/origami.html
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Postby kingdomwinds » December 20th, 2006, 5:10 am

thanks for that devil diagram. it is pretty close to the original. I think im out of luck if i want maekawa's devil. Viva origami and origami tanteidan book #1 or magazine 56 have it but all are discontinued.
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Postby avatar » December 21st, 2006, 7:34 pm

Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac in Origami by John Montroll. It is good.
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Postby Daydreamer » December 22nd, 2006, 1:10 am

And don't forget the books available in Nicolas Terry's Shop.

Passion Origami by Nicolas Terry
Origami para Interpretes by Roman Diaz
the two books by Manuel Sirgo
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So long and keep folding ^_^
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Postby kingdomwinds » December 22nd, 2006, 2:15 am

i just ordered origami fantasy and works of satoshi kamiya from sasugabooks. Hope they don't take forever to ship. Passion origami looks great but it seems to be really expensive to get. $70 for the book and $30 for shipping. Ouch. Is this book ever going to be in the USA? Id rather buy it in state to save money.

What paper is recommended for complex models? I know that im going to need large paper. I just don't know what kind and where to buy good folding paper.
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Postby Daydreamer » December 22nd, 2006, 10:29 am

I think you must have read something wrong.
The book "Passion Origami" costs 24.5 Euros which is about 30 Dollars and shipping varies depending on where you are, but it's like 10 EUR/13 USD to the US.
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Postby Fishgoth » December 25th, 2006, 5:52 pm

Depends what you like to fold.

Books that should be in anyones collection include:

Origami Design Secrets - Robert J. Lang
Origami from Angelfish to Zen : Folding the Universe - Peter Engel
Origami Secrets - Robert Harbin
Origami for the Connoisseur - Kunihiko Kasahara
Teach Yourself Origami - John Montroll (or any of his other books)
Teach Yourself Origami - Robert Harbin

All of these teach you how to fold, to varying levels. Their age varies greatly, so the techniques in the Harbin books will vary from those in the Lang book. However, read all of these, and you will learn a lot about paperfolding.

Other books that you may or may not have come across are:
Origamido - Michael LaFosse (mostly photos)
Advanced Origami - Michael LaFosse (mostly techniques)
Brilliant Origami - David Brill

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Postby kingdomwinds » December 25th, 2006, 6:33 pm

i mostly fold complex models. I like the challenge of folding them. Origami fantasy came on Saturday and it is an amazing book. The only bad thing is that instructions are in japanese and certain steps are confusing. English instructions would have made this book perfect.

Works of satoshi kamiya has not arrived yet but i cannot wait to fold the ancient dragon.
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Postby David » December 26th, 2006, 12:23 am

kingdomwinds wrote:i mostly fold complex models. I like the challenge of folding them.


Do not forget the BOS booklet No 10 Neal Elias 1964-1973
This is the first use of box pleating that many of the ultra complex models use today- it is a lot cheaper than the other books- and you will be challenged!!!
check out Origamidatabase.com for images and listings

Also Albertino's Origamania is available as a free download from Nicolas Terry's site passionorigami.com
Again this is not so easy a book, with many very interesting and unique folding methods, again most of the models are on the origamdatabase.

I have mentioned this before on another post, do not assume "non" complex models are easier or less of a challenge, both Dave Brill's Brilliant Origami and Micheal LaFosse's Advanced Origami require a lot of skill to get the models to look right.

Take a look at some of the pictures of finished models on origamidatabase.com to see what I mean.

I am usually dissapointed with the finshed results of the ultra complex stuff- too many layers, too thick in places, no character to the model, etc.
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