Genuine Japanese Origami: 34 Mathematical Models Based Upon ?2
Unique and wildly creative, this mathematical approach to origami was invented by a Japanese master of the art. Jun Maekawa regards paperfolding from a perspective guided by geometric and aesthetic principles. In this captivating how-to book, he illustrates his point of view with directions for constructing 34 fabulous items, including cubes, towers, and geometric shapes as well as puzzles and figures of everyday items.
This is the first publication outside Japan of these original models, offering advanced beginners and serious origamists a combination of simple and complex figures and an intriguing blend of art and science. Rather than the square-shaped paper familiar to American folders, all models employ rectangular sheets of paper — that is, sheets with an aspect ratio of 1:1.41, or 1:?2. Instructions for making rectangular origami paper are included.
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1:√2 rectangle A4 OK A4 sheet aspect ratio base Boat-shaped roof Box with Cat Cat Ears Chapter crease pattern CUBE A4 Cube Rose Cube Skeleton designed Diagonally-Opening Gift Cube diagrams existing creases Fold and unfold Gable Roof Genuine Origami golden ratio Hexa-roofed Polyhedron hexahedron hip roof Insert the flaps Inside reverse-fold Inverted Cube Iso-area Hexa-cube Japan Jun Maekawa Kunihiko Kasahara length longer side Loop Hole Cube Maraldi angle matching angles mirror image model 3-D module Money Gift Wrapper Nampo Non-sunken Honeycomb Octahedron Octagon Wrapper Octahedron in Coordinate One-third Cube origami models origami paper paper size Penta-hepta-hexahedron piece 3-D Plug-and-socket Puzzle Cube Rabbit-ear fold regular octagon Repeat steps Rome Stone shaku shape silver ratio silver rectangle sheets Silver Tower slits square pyramid Square Roof square sheet SQUID AIRPLANE standard sizes steel square tetrahedron traditional models triangle triangular pyramid Triple Spiral Cube Tsuyoshi Mori Tuck White square Yin Yang Box