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Complete Origami: An A-Z facts and folds, with step-by-step instructions for over 100 projects

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A unique collection of origami facts, anecdotes, and techniques.

Over 300 step-by-step diagrams, from simple and easy origami to more complex projects, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to make professional looking objects.

An essential source book for all origamiand papercraft enthusiasts--whatever their age or level of skill.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 15th 1987 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 5th 1987)
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A solid reference book for the hard core enthusiast, but not really for somebody just looking to dabble. A good amount of history, lots of different uses and types of folding, but few full project instructions that can simply be followed from beginning to end. A fine book but just not for me.
When people ask me about origami, this is the book I reach for first. Beyond being a pattern book, it includes patterns (some very elegant, amusing, or simply lovely), but more intriguing is the way the patterns fit into the larger context of history & culture, studded with quirky stories, personalities, and trivia.
Feb 05, 2011 h rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: origami
Kenneway has a good way of explaining which way to fold. There's nothing more disappointing than getting stuck on a design because there's a crucial step missing. This book contains way more than origami, covering all kinds of historical folded paper techniques.
I really like the bits of information about the history and uses of folding. It includes how to fold a loincloth, and some of the odd uses of origami items. It has clear directions, diagrams, and pictures, with many many items to fold. I like it a lot.
Midsummer ❁◕‿◕❁
This is the very first origami book I own.

Not only it provides details on how to fold, it also provides information on the culture of origami.

I strongly recommends this book to origami beginners.
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