Modular Origami Kaleidoscope (Ekaterina Lukasheva) – Book Review

Modular Origami Kaleidoscope (Ekaterina Lukasheva) – Book Review

Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami.

And today I'm going to be reviewing EkaterinaLukasheva's latest book called Modular Origami Kaleidoscope.

Before I get started, I figured I would giveyou some background on the author.

So for those of you who don't know, Ekaterinais a very talented and well-respected origami artist who specializes in modular origamikusudamas.

She has hundreds of original modular designs,and she has also recently gotten into single-sheet origami.

So if you're also interested in tessellations,corrugations, and spirals, her recent work is really impressive and definitely worthchecking out.

I've always been fascinated by Ekaterina'swork, so I was really happy to try out some of her new designs after she was generousenough to send me a copy of this book to review with you.

And this is actually her third book on modularorigami.

Before this came Kusudama Origami in 2014and Modern Kusudama Origami in 2015, which I also just reviewed on my YouTube channelas well.

And you can find a link to that review inthe description below.

Similar to her other books, Modular OrigamiKaleidoscope starts off with a brief introduction and an explanation of some basic origami folds,which I think is a great reference for beginners who are just learning to read from diagrams.

After that, you'll find instructions on howto cut squares into various sized rectangles.

I found this section to be extremely usefulsince not all of the models in the book are folded from squares.

And for those of you who are just gettingstarted with modular origami, there's an entire section to help you understand how to assemblethese types of designs.

The diagrams will help you understand theunderlying geometry behind the designs, which makes it much easier to visualize the finalshape and to put all of the units together.

The book features full-color diagrams forover 33 of Ekaterina's beautiful modular designs.

The book starts off with some simple starsand flowers, which are each folded from about 5 or 6 units, before getting into the moreintricate kusudamas which are folded from about 30 units.

You will also find paper recommendations togo along with each design, which is pretty useful when deciding what paper to use beforefolding each model.

So here are some of my personal favoritesfrom the book.

This one is the very simple Delicate Flowerwhich is folded from 5 units.

Then we have the Masquerade which is a 30-unitkusudama.

And then we have the Tigra, which is my personalfavorite.

And it's a 30-unit kusudama that has somereally amazing color changes.

Overall, I am really happy with this book,and I think it's perfect for low intermediate to advanced folders who are looking to tryout some really interesting modular designs.

All of the units have pretty neat foldingsequences which keeps it interesting when assembling them into 30-unit kusudamas.

The book itself is very well designed, andit's laid out with a nice mix of simple and advanced projects.

Some of the designs also have several variations,so you'll always have something new and interesting to fold.

So if you're interested in picking up a copyof Modular Origami Kaleidoscope, you can easily find it on Amazon and Origami-Shop.


And those links can be found in the videodescription as well.

I also have permission to teach one of Ekaterina'sdesigns in one of my future videos, so definitely check back soon for a new tutorial.

Also be sure to visit Ekaterina's websiteover at www.


Me for diagrams, videos, and hundreds of photos of her original designs.

This was only my second origami book review,so please let me know what you thought of it.

I'd really appreciate your feedback, so definitelylet me know if you'd like to see more videos like this or if you have a specific book inmind for a future book review.

And if you end up buying a copy of ModularOrigami Kaleidoscope, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Again, I hope you've enjoyed this video.

Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thankyou for watching!.

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