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Topic: Origami Book recommendations
Message: Posted by: jugglestruck (Aug 4, 2011 08:53AM)
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.
Message: Posted by: leftytheclown (Aug 15, 2011 06:09PM)
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.
Message: Posted by: volto (Sep 19, 2011 05:02AM)
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 :)
Message: Posted by: jugglestruck (Sep 20, 2011 10:03AM)
Thank you very much for your recommendations, I am on the case.
Message: Posted by: TomFoolery (Nov 13, 2011 03:27AM)
Dook 4 is a rare as hens teeth I know of one copy
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Feb 26, 2012 10:41PM)
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)
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Feb 26, 2012 10:42PM)
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)
Message: Posted by: SamChak (Jan 10, 2016 11:47PM)
[b]Ondori Pop-Up: Origamic Architecture[/b] by Prof. Dr. Masahiro Chatani

[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GSOCuCx3L.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: drhackenbush (Jan 11, 2016 04:50PM)
"Teach Yourself Origami" by John Montroll, also his "Super Simple Origami" and "Easy Origami".
Message: Posted by: leftytheclown (Feb 3, 2016 10:06AM)
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!
Message: Posted by: AndreOng1 (Nov 12, 2016 06:32PM)
Another vote for "Easy Origami".

I also like this book
https://www.amazon.com/Dollar-Origami-Projects-Including-Amazing/dp/1607102811
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Nov 3, 2018 01:00PM)
Robert Harbin wrote a great hardback, coffee table type book on origami titled _Secrets of Origami):

https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Origami-Japanese-Paper-Folding/dp/0706400887/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1541267935&sr=1-1&keywords=secrets+of+origami+harbin

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Nov 3, 2018 01:01PM)
The Harbin origami book is apparently also in paperback:
https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Origami-Japanese-Folding-Papercraft/dp/0486297071/ref=pd_sbs_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0486297071&pd_rd_r=502f3438-df92-11e8-b177-eb6d51b2f4b4&pd_rd_w=vJUcA&pd_rd_wg=oWZlG&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=7d5d9c3c-5e01-44ac-97fd-261afd40b865&pf_rd_r=DN30QKN6H71AKN5AZGWM&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=DN30QKN6H71AKN5AZGWM
Message: Posted by: FasciN8 (Nov 28, 2018 01:15AM)
I wonder what the biggest origami ever folded is? Thanks for all the book references.
Message: Posted by: Hayden_Holmes (Jun 7, 2021 09:30AM)
I liked Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa. But he has his own special approach.