Since 1985 I have had the privilege to write some 25 books on origami,
pop-ups and paper sculpture -- many more, if one includes editions in different
formats, in languages other than English and books that are compilations of several earlier titles. Some of these books were done more for the money than for the glory and are perhaps not particularly good. However, other books -- I like to think -- are entirely worthwhile books; carefully researched, attractive, easy to use and well respected.
To date, I estimate my books have sold around 2,000,000 copies through bookstores and book clubs.
Details of some of my better books are given below. Most are now out of print, though you may be able to find copies in libraries, from secondhand booksellers and from the on-line auction sites. I do not hold copies to sell.
A complete list of my publications can be downloaded here.
'The Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques'. Headline, 1991.
Perhaps my best book. Intended to be a definitive account of the
techniques of contemporary papercrafts (origami, pop-ups, paper sculpture,
paper making, papier mache, etc), with dozens of creative examples
from around the world. Although this is not now a new publication, it is still regarded by many as the best one-volume introduction to the paper arts.
'Origami: a Complete Step-by-step Guide'. Hamlyn, 1989.
A comprehensive step-by-step guide to the techniques of creative origami.
'Classic Origami'. Apple Press, 1990
A collection of classic favourites: traditional, Eastern and Western.
'The Pop-up Book'. Lorenz Books, 1994
A comprehensive guide to the techniques of one-piece and multi-piece
pop-ups, with many creative examples.
'The Art and Craft of Paper Sculpture'. Apple Press, 1996
The cut/fold/score techniques of paper sculpture to create bas reliefs or freestanding sculptures, with many creative examples from around the world.
'Amazing Paper Tricks'. Mary Ford Books, 1999
Simple fun tricks and illusions for children, all with the 'Wow!' factor
'Folding Together'. Funded by the Grassroots Development Fund of the Foreign Ministry of Japan, 2005.
A book of simple models, created for the 'Folding Together' origami project.