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The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams: Step-by Step Instructions in Over 1 Diagrams (Dover Origami Papercraft) [Kindle Edition]

Robert J. Lang , Robin Macey
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Create nearly 40 striking paper figures with clear, step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams. Features simple to advanced objects: cube, parrot, rabbit, seagull, cuckoo clock, rocket, mouse, elephant, violinist, Viking ship, and many more.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14278 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0486258378
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (20 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EA7DB3C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #189,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wide range of models, excellent book 13 Aug. 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book starts off with the basics, and explains how to read origami diagrams. Lang sticks to what is more or less the standard symbols used in lots of origami books, so this introductory course is a good place to start. A few simple models follow, and then the bar is raised gradually, up to the insanely complex cuckoo clock. Excellent! If you're a "neo-hardcore-strictly-square-paper-origami-enthusiast" you might have some issues with Lang's choice of paper sizes used on some of the models. I tend to prefer using squares myself, but Lang's less orthodox paper size models are a lot fun, and often intriguingly challenging. A good book, but probably best for people who've some experience with paper folding already. The "Complete" in the title is slightly misguiding, as the book does not contain the classic cranes or other simple, classical models. But then so many other books do, and this book contains quite a few other great models.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent if occasionally frustrating 8 Jan. 2007
By Juggler
Format:Paperback
This book is ideal for lapsed folders - I used to do a lot of origami some years ago and needed a refresher. It contains a few simple models and a number of complex and very complex ones. Some of the intermediate ones are very satisfying indeed while the most complex ones are occasionally slightly disappointing and can feel a little forced.

Mr Lang very definitely has his own style of model and presentation; I liked the use of more text than is normal in origami books. However, many models have taken me numerous attempts & I've ended up annotating the book myself as I've worked out the keys to certain folds
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Lang - one of the greats! 13 Feb. 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an early book of Mr Lang's, and it is so good to see it available. As he is a mathematician as well as an entertaining lecturer this collection of progressively more complex models was a foretaste of the later far more complex books. Mr Lang is world renowned and respected in the origami community and I would recommend this as a second book for those who have folded a little and a first book for those who have folded by instruction before - but a lively mind and adept fingers will soon benefit from the carefully progressed selection.
I would not advise this as a first book but certainly buy while available to be there when ready for steadily more complexity. Some reviewers miss out the vital component of the way a paperfolder works; patience!
I buy this not only for me but as a second or third acquisition for those I introduce to origami as either just fun or therapy for arthritic fingers! No one will regret the purchase of this well diagrammed book. Excellent value for money.
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for the beginnner 19 Feb. 2004
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I bought this book because I had NO origami experience. I am not particularly good with my hands, but until I tried this book, I didn't think I was particularly bad either. The book starts okay, with a couple of simple models, but very quickly moves onto far more complex models that a beginner like me could never hope to tackle. Only about four or five models are suitable for the beginner. I would suggest this book is for advanced origami-ists who will probably love the incredibly complex and impressive models, the beginner should steer clear.
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39 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An all round classic book 22 Mar. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I think this book is very good,because the models start off very simple and then seem to get harder and harder. It has the very easiest of origami, to the one and only cuckoo clock.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for those with experience 5 Jan. 2013
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I bought this for my son who is pretty good with origami. This book is challenging and some of the folds need concentration and determination. Good illustrations too
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite designer 6 July 2013
By Mark
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THis is an excellent book written by my favourite designer. I bought it because I wanted to fold the biplane, which I am still struggling with, but I will succeed !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good general book 21 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Everything is in this book for beginning Origami, it includes some great models. As an ebook it is best on a larger screen like and Ipad , figures are a little small on a Kindle (might be better on a Kindle fire)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this book I am still working on the book ...
I like this book I am still working on the book I am in no hurry but I would recommend this book to any one wanting to give origami a go it arrived on time good price and good... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kenneth munson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Instructions are easy to follow.
Published 2 months ago by Tana
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
a little hard for young ones
Published 5 months ago by b.a.robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome vfm and makes for a good gift
Awesome vfm and makes for a good gift
Published 6 months ago by jjp8685
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
a most comprehensive book on the topic.
Published 6 months ago by KENNETH CLARKE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant.
Published 6 months ago by wendy fowler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I ordered this as a gift. I used to do Origami as a child and I wish I had this book back then. It's literally the best, most complete, and most useful book of Origami I've ever... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Blake
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Some new shapes in origami. An excellent book for males as it has some good masculine pieces which are easy to follow.
Published 15 months ago by Miss Claire Beavan
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but ultimately a little disappointing.
Though this book does have some pretty awesome models in it (one of these days I will attempt the cuckoo clock, honest), it seems a very odd mix of the very simple, and insanely... Read more
Published on 13 April 2011 by Hamamelis
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