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Prehistoric Origami (Dinosaurs & Other Creatures) : John Montroll

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This is a good modular origami book if you prefer pretty designs and intriguing patterns. As you would notice, Tomoko Fuse is known for her exquisite patterns using simple origami paper giving the completed models a complex feel and look. With a good eye for color combinations and intricate designs, this book transforms the even the most plain paper and extra wrapping paper that you might have at home into something absolutely fabulous.

Most of Tomoko Fuse’s designs require at least 20 to 30 units to be folded in a uniform manner. This while making it tedious and ‘boring’ for some can be really fascinating for others as one can really play around with the color combinations. The challenge in Fuse’s designs is not the folding, but the assembling!

This book covers flat units, type I base units such as wedges and bows, type II base units such as ruffles, rolled pockets and petals, type III base units rhombic patterns, curls and curves; and lastly type II bases and type III units which consist of parallelograms, triangle pockets, corner pockets, etc.

These groups increase in complexity as you progress through the book. I think this is one of the best modular origami books by Tomoko Fuse. I guess the only other one, which is in stiff competition with this, is the Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations, also by her.

As in all her books, the precise measure of the paper to be used is clearly mentioned and the diagrams are clear and precise. For the curler units depicted in the book, once can use the aid of a toothpick or something fine on those lines to curl the edges. Assembling the units would require the use of paperclips or pins to hold the units in place till you are done with the complete assembly.

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