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Could anybody please recommend a beginners book for origami. I have looked at quite a few online but am not sure which one to go for.
Which one impressed you?
Many thanks.
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What is your price range? Have you learned any of the basic symbols and folds? "Oriland University" that has basic folds and perhaps a model or two to fold. Web site: http://www.oriland.com/oriversity/main.asp

B & N or Books a Million have Origami Kits designed for the beginner.

One of the best origami web sites is: http://www.origami-usa.org/ (Origami USA).

Hope this helps.
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Robert Harbin (creator of the 'Zig Zag' illusion, and many others) wrote many books on Origami.
Origami 1, 2 and 3 are excellent. Not sure about the rest since I don't have them Smile
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Thank you very much for your recommendations, I am on the case.
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Dook 4 is a rare as hens teeth I know of one copy
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My daughter, who is 9 years old, has had some origami taught in her school. The book she has recently ordered - and loves - is World's Best Origami by Nick Robinson (http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Best-Origami-Nick-Robinson/dp/1615640533/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330317654&sr=1-1)
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My daughter, who is 9 years old, has had some origami taught in her school. The book she has recently ordered - and loves - is World's Best Origami by Nick Robinson (http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Best-Origami-Nick-Robinson/dp/1615640533/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330317654&sr=1-1)
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Ondori Pop-Up: Origamic Architecture by Prof. Dr. Masahiro Chatani

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"Teach Yourself Origami" by John Montroll, also his "Super Simple Origami" and "Easy Origami".
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YouTube has a lot of videos for beginning folders. I started with Robert Harbin’s books, Origami 1,2, and 3. The first is close to being a beginner’s book as there are several diagrams showing how each fold is made and the models have more steps and less folds per diagram. In the more advanced models (vols 2 & 3), you have several folds per diagram which means the book can give you more models to fold. Origami A-Z by Eric Kenneway is a good book to own. He rates each model from easy to difficult. If you like to fold money, The Buck Book is excellent. For more advanced folders, Robert Neale’s “Money Folding Fooling” is a must buy. If you like DVDs, Money Menagerie, produced by the late, Dennis Loomis is worth looking at. Happy folding!
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Another vote for "Easy Origami".

I also like this book
https://www.amazon.com/Dollar-Origami-Pr......07102811
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Robert Harbin wrote a great hardback, coffee table type book on origami titled _Secrets of Origami):

https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Origami-J......i+harbin

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The Harbin origami book is apparently also in paperback:
https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Origami-J......KN5AZGWM
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