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The Art & Science of Geometric Origami


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An incredible new collection of 60 sculptural paper models from mathematical origami master Jun Maekawa. Known for developing innovative new methods of folding origami based on fundamental mathematical principles, in this book he shows you how to fold over 60 different geometric shapes through clear, easy-to-follow instructions and photos.

Folding instructions for each model are prefaced with an extensive introduction to the geometric principles underlying the piece. The models include nontraditional designs folded from unusual papers, including dozens of clever boxes and modular models which are assembled like 3D puzzles!
Unique origami designs in this book include:
  • New takes on traditional geometric models including the Tetrahedron and Octahedron
  • Unusual forms like the Tetrapod Wave Breaker, Hyperbolic Illusion Cube--and a Torii Gate
  • Quirky pieces like the Double Spiral Tessellation, Branching Tree and Fractal Wave
  • Biological models such as a Lizard, Tethered Cranes and a realistic Human Figure

Paperback, 128 pages.
Measures 28.6 x 27.7 cm.