Author: Nick Robinson
Category: Books, Teens, Adults
Publisher: Alpha Publishing
World's Best Origami is brought to you by Nick Robinson, an advanced level professional origami artist! Robinson has been folding paper into amazing and complex shapes for over twenty-five years and this book highlights some of his favorite models from origami artists from around the world.
The book is divided into various complexity levels, allowing even the basic folder a place to start while still challenging the more advanced folder. The models are superbly illustrated, giving step by step instructions and directions toward techniques such as creating 60 degree angles and polygons- all of which help to create the unique shapes throughout the book. Learn how to make beautiful flowers, robots, containers, envelopes and more! When you feel more confident in your folding abilities, go forward with some of the more complex designs such as the DNA Strand. Each model is labeled with a difficulty level from one (easy) to five (hard)--the DNA Strand is a difficulty level of five, so when you accomplish that, you know you are on your way to becoming a Origami Master!
What I enjoyed about the book is that Chapter 1 assumes you know nothing about origami and breaks it down into the basics. In this chapter you will learn how to fold, how to find your style, what sort of papers to use and what the different origami symbols mean. It teaches you how to make the basic shapes that other models will expand upon and also some of the basic folds that you will use on a regular basis. This chapter is very valuable to the beginning folder and will be a great refresher to the more experienced folder and will give the tools necessary to be successful throughout the rest of the book. I am not certain what age range to list this as simply because the concepts are so well explained that even a child may be able to do some of the more basic designs, however, I think it would be more designed for the tween to adult age range, as children can become very frustrated if they are not able to accomplish the task they set out to do. Overall impression: This book has 100 different models to attempt with over 300 pages of illustration and instruction which will keep you busy for quite some time! It's a great family project book and will provide hours of fun to anyone on your Christmas shopping list!! I highly recommend it!
Where to Purchase: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
Format: Printed and Kindle edition
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FTC Guidelines require that I disclose that I received a copy of the book at no cost to me for the purpose of this review. No other monetary compensation was received. All opinions shared within are my own honest opinions. Other opinions may vary. Thanks to Nick Robinson and Alpha Publishing for providing a copy for a giveaway.