The World’s Best Origami by Nick Robinson is the perfect birthday or Christmas gift for origami lovers this year. This paperback offers more than 100 creations from top origami artists in the world as well as original designs by Nick Robinson. For those of you who are new to this intriguing activity, origami is the Japanese art of folding paper to create fantastic designs. Dating back to ancient times, origami stands the test of time and continues to intrigue craft lovers everywhere.
Using simple folding instructions, anyone can create origami figures that are appealing and colorful. As I thumbed through World’s Best Origami by Nick Robinson, I discovered that each direction is accompanied by a diagram, clearly providing enough instruction for even the most challenged of us. Even if artistic talent is not one of your strong points, you can readily pick up this book and find more than one easy-to-create origami design.
The book is divided into ten chapters, making it easy to locate origami designs by theme. The chapters include: origami basics, birds, animals, flowers, people, containers, geometric, modular, practical, and fun. Each chapter includes several different designs from the simplest of creations to the most complex. The cover of the book is quite attractive in blue with pictures of two origami creations on the front and several on the back.
The author, Nick Robinson, has written more than 30 books as well as numerous articles on this topic. He is a member of the British Origami Society. Mr. Robinson has created several hundred original origami designs that he has shared with the world.
World’s Best Origami by Nick Robinson has a selling price under $15.00 and can be purchased on Amazon.com. I also discovered that it is available as a Google eBook for only $9.99. I received the book as a gift for the purposes of this review.