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My latest book, written for the British Museum, is called Origami, Poems and Pictures and is available now from all quality book shops 😉
Just as I was getting over my dismay over Tuttle’s massively inappropriate re-branding of my “Intriguing Origami” book as “Beginning Origami Kit”, I somehow ended up perusing their official web page for the project, also referred to there as “Beginner Origami Kit“. Here I learn that you can create:
- “fun and adorable origami projects in a few minutes in this easy origami kit!”
Adorable? Few minutes? These are models aimed at serious folders and some are relatively challenging.
- A tiny reptilian dinosaur that is actually cute!
Hey – a reptilian dinosaur!
- Two charming Snails in Love who snuggle
Snuggle? They are getting down and dirty!
- and much more!
This ubiquitous phrase is surely past it’s sell-by date…
Tuttle are to be congratulated for producing some magnificent origami books, but clearly, when push comes to shove, the marketing people have the deciding vote and sad to say they clearly have no clue about the actual contents of an origami book (to be fair, they are not alone in this).
I did my best to retain the original title but to no avail. I’m sorry to bite the hand that feeds me and I realise these are “just products”, but my cat Pickle (seen right admiring a Lang design) told my I had to let off steam. Just call me Ed Reardon…..
I’ve been taking photos of the models for my forthcoming “Butterfly Origami” book. I’m delighted to say that Michael LaFosse has contributed both an article on the development of the subject in origami, and a brand new design. It also features a Yoshizawa butterfly, approved by his estate 😉 #butterflygami
This classic has been republished for the 5th time (that I know of) again, this time in German. I emailed the company and they have kindly sent a copy.
A small sticker on the cover amusingly says “Die fleigen immer! Garantiert!” (they always fly, guaranteed) – I wouldn’t like to be in their legal department 😉
I had a lovely message (and photo) from Viviane Berty, one of the contributors to my fishy book.
This message is to say thank you again for having included me in the project “Poissons en origami”. I have read this book and folded many models with pleasure, and seen some videos, so I can say it is a good book and publication ! Usually books by Nick Robinson can be recommended, but this one is in French version and includes decorated papers, which is much more nice.
Of course, decorated papers are not good for every models, but it is easy to find simple papers.
Not a blame but a regret : about Sebastien Limet’s arête de poisson, it was not possible to indicate how to make the decreasing effect… too bad ! I talked with him about this, he is OK, and grateful to have been included in this project like I am.
So : tout va très bien et merci !
A brilliant photo! I did speak about this to Sebastien before simplifying his excellent design. The folding technique would have made a difficult model almost impossible for most people and the publishers insisted there was nothing too complex within the book and I really wanted to inldude what is a wonderful concept.