Anyone can become an origami artist with the help of this easy-to-follow guide book. Specially written for beginning paperfolders, it starts you off with the very easiest models and progresses to more complex ones. (A key, using asterisks, indicates at a glance the degree of each project's difficulty.)
Fifty-seven models include such simple figures as two kinds of caps (one with a visor and one without), cubes, airplanes, a vase, a 4-pointed star, a stool, and a square box. While the book is geared toward novices, more experienced origamists will also find unusual projects to challenge their skills, among them Cinderella's slipper, a pair of gyroscopes, a 10-sided box, a 5-pointed star, a basket, and a vampire bat. A helpful list of symbols at the beginning of the book defines the various folding instructions. In addition, each model is illustrated by step-by-step diagrams with captions that take you through each step of the paperfolding process.
Offering hours of personal enjoyment and satisfaction, Origami for Beginners will delight and inspire both newcomers to the art and intermediate-level paperfolders.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is not a very appropriate book for origami beginners. The diagrams are nearly impossible to follow. I couldn't even get past the first diagram. If you're a true origami beginner, this is not the book for you. If you've had previous experience with origami, you might (might being the key word, here) be able to follow this book.
This book would have been great if i had a clue how to do origami. The book is for a higher skilled origami person. The directions were difficult to understand.