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Idiots's Guide: Geometric Origami Kit

This project is published by Alpha Books, part of the Penguin & Dorling Kindersley empire. The book comes in a box and is spiral bound with an outer sleeve, probably the perfect combination for an origami book. The page format is 7.5 x 9 inches and comes with 80 sheets of (gently) patterned paper.

The layout is clean, clear and attractive and each design is credited on the appropriate page - something I always ask for, but don't always get. There's a wide range of designs and I went to town on the assembly sections, adding shading to enhance the 3D illusion. It's taken me a while to master this, but I feel I'm about there now.

I also supplied all the photos in the book (and on the cover).

Robert Foord - Diamonds / Mick Guy - Versatile / Hans-Werner Guth - Eifel Star, Jump Unit / Larry Hart - Snap Hexahedron / Mitsunobu Sonobe - Sonobe Units / Boaz Shuval - Dodecahedron / Various - Spinning Top / Nick Robinson / Vignesh Cumareshan - Woven Cube / Bow Tie Cube / Francesco Guarnieri - Diamond Star / Various - Truncated Cube / Nick Robinson - Sunken Octahedron, Gem Flower , Stellated Octahedron / Dave Brill - Segmented Unit / Nick Robinson - Trapezohedron  / Francis Ow - Truncated Star / Denver Lawson - Bipyramid Dragon Fruit, Leaved Octahedral Skeleton, Bipyramid Blackberry

 


Diamonds by Robert Foord
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Versatile by Mick Guy
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Gem Flower by Nick Robinson
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Eifel Star by Hans-Werner Guth
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Snap Hexahedron by Larry Hart
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Sonobe Units by Mitsonobu Sonobe
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Dodecahedron by Boaz Shuval
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Jump Unit by Hans-Werner Guth
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Spinning Top by Various
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Bow Tie Cube by Nick Robinson and Vignesh Cumareshan
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Diamond Star by Francesco Guarnieri
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Truncated Cube by Various
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Sunken Octahedron by Nick Robinson
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Segmented Unit by David Brill
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Trapezohedron by Nick Robinson
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Bipyramid Blackberry by Denver Lawson
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Truncated Star by Francis Ow
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Stellated Octahedron by Nick Robinson
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Bipyramid Dragon Fruit by Denver Lawson
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Leaved Octahedral Skeleton by Denver Lawson
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