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Only a few origami books and magazines mentioned in these pages are listed here. All with English text unless mentioned otherwise.
The New Origami, Steve Biddle, Megumi Biddle, St. Martin's Press, 1993, 0312080379. Like any modern art, origami comprises many styles and genders. This eclectic work is ideal for the novice choosing preferences. Diagrams still unmatched.
Folding the Universe: Origami from Angelfish to Zen, Peter Engel, Vintage Books, 1989. Reprinted in 1994 by Dover Publications as Origami from Angelfish to Zen, ISBN 0486281388. Half a series of revolutionary models, which (together with Jun Maekawa) started the modern "technical folding" trend, half a collection of essays on origami and its relation to life, chaos and architecture.
Classic Origami, Paul Jackson, Mallard Press 1990, 0792453468. A very general book encompassing several aspects of paperfolding.
Origami - La Era Nueva (in Japanese), Kunihiko Kasahara, Sanrio, 438789167X. A short-lived and hard-to-find book.
Creative Origami, Kunihiko Kasahara, Japan Publications, 1967, 0870404113.
Origami Omnibus, Kunihiko Kasahara, Japan Publications, 1988, 087040699X. The nearest thing to an origami encyclopedia, lacking only a resource list, a historical retrospective and a discussion of media.
Origami for the Connoisseur, Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama, Japan Publications Inc. 1987, 0870406701. English translation of Top Origami (in Japanese), Sanrio, 1985, 4387850965. Reprinted in 1998, one of true classic origami books.
A Arte dos Mestres de Origami (Art of Origami Masters), edited by Mari Kanegae, Aliança Cultural Brasil-Japão, Brazil, 1997, 8586822019. In Portuguese, a big compilation of modern works, mostly by Japanese and American authors.
Bara To Origami To Suugaku To (in Japanese), Toshikazu Kawasaki, Morikita Shuppan, 4627016719.
English translation is Rose, Origami & Math, Japan Publications, Japan, 2005, 4889961844.
A Plethora of Polyhedra in Origami, John Montroll, Antroll/Dover Publications 2002, 0486422712. Twenty-seven polyhedra folded from a single sheet: regular, sunken, skeletons, prisms, dipyramids and more.
季刊をる 折り図集 (Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams) vol. 2, Japan, April 1996. Diagrams of some models mentioned but not published in previous ORU issues.
季刊をる (Quarterly ORU) issue 4, Japan, Spring 1994. A beautiful mix of origami magazine and coffee-table book, unfortunately not published anymore. Japanese text
季刊をる (Quarterly ORU) issue 5, Japan, Summer 1994.
Origami Tanteidan 3rd Convention Book, Origami Tanteidan, Japan, 1997. If all you want is Kawahata's Jedi Master Yoda, you'll find similar diagrams at the Spanish Origami Association's site.

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