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patterns: 15 different folds related to various animals. They all look great, and they’re all original (not traditional folds that have been around for decades or centuries).
notes: 15 different origami designs might not sound like a lot, but some of these are particularly challenging and may take you a while to build up the skill to fold them. This book does a decent job of using color, though not all diagrams are in color. The book also covers other information related to origami like selecting the right paper and even making your own paper – great information for people starting to get a bit more serious about their origami.
level / rating: Like the title suggests, this book is for advanced folders or intermediates looking for a challenge and opportunity to grow their skills. I wish there were slightly more designs included, but overall this is a great book for those looking to take it to the next level
patterns: 37 different origami animal diagrams.
notes: This book has some very life-like folds from all over the animal kingdom – insects, crustaceans, reptiles, birds, mammals, marine mammals and even a mythical animal for good measure. Sadly, all the diagrams in the book are in black and white. The book also covers a little bit of back story on paper selection and the development of modern origami. It also starts with a great “picture glossary” of various folds and their official names. I often refer back to this section of the book and use it extensively as a resource.
level / rating: there are a couple folds that intermediates could make in this book, but then it quickly gets to the tough stuff – which is amazingly realistic and very rewarding when you finally get it. Color diagrams might make the diagrams a little easier to follow in some instances, but it’s not a necessity. 37 very cool diagrams make this a great value for upper level skilled intermediates looking to move on to an advanced level.
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