Offline Origami Surfing - Books
A listing of some of my favorite books. I love collecting books for my favorite hobby and although I like them all (all 76 of them), there are a few listed here that I go back to often.
Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa
43 Mathematically-Based Models, From Simple to Complex
Currently, my favorite book. I love the models (see model gallery photos), diagrams and the interesting things he writes about. I'm so glad it was finally translated into English (thanks Marcio!).
110 Beautiful Origami Models for Presents and Decorations
by Mitsunobu Sonobe. You don't need to understand Japanese to follow the
diagrams in this book. Filled with a variety of beautiful models, the clever
boxes are just some of my favorites.
Japanese Title: Okuru Kazaru Tanoshimu: Jitsuyou Origami - Shiki o Irodoru Suteki na Kobutsu 110
Fabulous Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse
I'm addicted to folding her triangle box.
World's Best Origami by Nick Robinson
Nick's new book is a great collection of models from simple to complex, all clearly diagrammed. This book includes some of my favorite models by Neal Elias, Roman Diaz, Robert Neale, Eric Joisel, etc., as well as many models that I've never folded before that are sure to be added to my favorites list. I find it convienent to have a lot of my favorites all in one book.
Dollar Bill Origami by John Montrol
It gets expensive, but I love folding dollars for tips. One of my favorites is "George Washington Framed."
Origami to Astonish and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer
A collection of highly *unusual* models. The "Surfer on a Wave" model I folded for the picture on this page, is from his book.
Origami Design Secrets - Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art by Robert J. Lang
Don't let the subtitle scare you too much but it's not a beginner's book. Big, beautifully published book that is a must-have for serious/obsessive folders.
Origami Sea Life by John Montroll and Robert J. Lang
Origami Birds and Insects - John Montroll