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Whether or not you're familiar with traditional origami models, you're sure to be captivated by the fun and fascination of creating abstract geometric forms. This book by an expert paperfolder offers a clear, concise introduction to the special techniques for making beautiful, complex polyhedra models.

These 17 projects are based on the classic Platonic solids: the tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. Folders at every level of experience, from absolute beginners to old hands, will appreciate the step-by-step diagrams and their detailed views of the models' assembly. Additional helpful features include photos of the complete models, background on the Platonic solids, and references.

Synopsis:

Discover kusudama, a traditional Japanese sphere formed by modular origami construction techniques. Instructions for over 40 elaborate modular origami figures that range in shape from stars and flowers to kusudamas. Suitable for beginning and experienced folders of all ages.

Synopsis:

This manual features 17 easy-to-master projects involving the Platonic solids: the tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. Includes detailed diagrams and photos of all the completed models.

Synopsis:

Discover kusudama, a traditional Japanese paper sphere formed by modular origami construction techniques. Kusudama, meaning "medicine ball," originally served as holders for incense or potpourri. Today they're used as decorations or gifts.

This guide presents instructions for over 40 elaborate modular origami figures that range in shape from stars and flowers to kusudamas. Beginning and experienced folders of all ages will appreciate these unusual and eye-catching models.

Table of Contents

Pictures of the Platonic Solids
1. Background
  What is Modular Origami?
  What is the connection between modular origami and polyhedra?
  What is a polyhedron?
  What are the Platonic Solids?
  Short history of the Platonic Solids and Connections with math, science and art
  References, Links and Origami Societies
2. Making the Models
  Definitions of Symbols
  Waterbomb or Triangle Base
  Triangles
  Hexagons
3. Cubes
  The Jackson Cube
  The Sonobe Cube
  The Tile Cube
  Lewis Simon-Bennett Arnstein Cube with Windows
4. Tetrahedra
  Simple chain of four equilateral triangles from a square
  Equilateral triangle module from a hexagon
  Equilateral triangle edge module
5. Octahedra
  Bob Neale's octahedron 6-piece octahedron skeleton
  Lewis Simon's original 2-piece Gyroscope module from a square
  Equilateral triangle module from a hexagon
  Equilateral triangle edge module
6. Dodecahedra
  Bob Neale-Lewis Simon 108 degree module
  Lewis Simon's 2-piece Gyroscope module from a triangle
  Simon Gurkewitz' Dimpled Dodecahedron
7. Icosahedra
  Equilateral triangle module from a hexagon
  Equilateral triangle edge module

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486499659
Author:
Lukasheva, Ekaterina
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Pavlovich, Ekaterina
Author:
Gurkewitz, Rona
Author:
Arnstein, Bennett
Subject:
Origami
Subject:
Modular Origami
Subject:
Origami Flower Ball
Subject:
Decorative Origami
Subject:
Crafts-Origami
Subject:
geometric origami
Subject:
origami projects
Subject:
Dover
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Origami Papercraft
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Discover kusudama, a traditional Japanese sphere formed by modular origami construction techniques. Instructions for over 40 elaborate modular origami figures that range in shape from stars and flowers to kusudamas. Suitable for beginning and experienced folders of all ages.
"Synopsis" by ,
This manual features 17 easy-to-master projects involving the Platonic solids: the tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. Includes detailed diagrams and photos of all the completed models.
"Synopsis" by , Discover kusudama, a traditional Japanese paper sphere formed by modular origami construction techniques. Kusudama, meaning "medicine ball," originally served as holders for incense or potpourri. Today they're used as decorations or gifts.

This guide presents instructions for over 40 elaborate modular origami figures that range in shape from stars and flowers to kusudamas. Beginning and experienced folders of all ages will appreciate these unusual and eye-catching models.

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