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Genuine Origami: 43 Mathematically-Based Models, from Simple to Complex

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Like his counterpart in the U.S., prominent origami artist and scientist Robert J. Lang, Jun Maekawa approaches origami from the perspective of mathematical and geometric principles. In Genuine Origami, Maekawa takes readers, step-by-step, through the fundamentals of his method, beginning with the basics and guiding them through simple figures (a mouse, an elephant, Santa Claus) all the way up to such highly sophisticated models as his signature creations, the devil and the peacock.

The 43 different models are grouped into five sections, including one chapter on the ABCs, three which present projects in order of increasing difficulty (Simple, Intermediate and Complex), and one called Varieties of Origami, which reveals how to use different kinds of papers and techniques. In addition to the folding instructions and diagrams, Maekawa explains the mathematical theory behind each project.

An intriguing blend of art and science, Genuine Origami will allow newcomers to discover the pleasures of folding at the same time that it enables beginners and experts alike to learn clever, surprising and elegant sequences to produce exceptional results.

About the Author

Jun Maekawa, who studied physics, is credited with developing a new origami method based on fundamental geometric patterns. His insights into the connection between mathematics and origami are summed up in the Maekawa Theorem. He is a chief councilor of the Japan Origami Association and executive manager and engineer for a software company producing scientific engineering calculations. Genuine Origami is Maekawas first book to be translated into English.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784889962512
Author:
Maekawa, Jun
Publisher:
Kodansha
Author:
null, Jun
Subject:
Origami
Subject:
Carving
Subject:
Travel/Sports
Subject:
Recreation | Crafts
Subject:
Hobbies | Origami
Subject:
Papercraft
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation | Crafts & Hobbies | Origami & Papercraft
Subject:
Crafts-Origami
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 color photos, 152 pages in 2/c
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.1 x 10 x 0.4 in 1.119 lb

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