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Paperback Amazing Origami Book

ISBN: 0806974206

ISBN13: 9780806974200

Amazing Origami

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This intriguing mixture of art and geometry will excite both your creativity and your curiosity. Out from under your fingers will come strikingly exquisite forms: wish on your own handmade shooting star, all silvery, golden, or fiery red; "grow" pretty pink paper cherry blossoms (symbol of Japan, home of origami), and build pyramids, cubic modules, and other dimensional figures.

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

A better title might have been "Fun with Geometry"

This thin book has few new models, but I'm keeping it for it's interesting approach to the subject matter; the curious relationships between origami and math. It's almost more theoretical that hands-on. That said, I filled my Christmas tree with the simple "Roulette" model on the front cover (done up in Cayola's stardust inkjet paper) because it looked so amazing as an ornament. Think Frobel's cool? Want to fold a pentagram or make a pentagon? Know much about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden rectangle? Do you want one book with a selection of simple units to make platonic solids and other 3D shapes? Maybe this book is for you.

Pretty but not easy

I find this an interesting book with some incredible origami pieces, but be careful when buying it, because it is not as easy at it seems. If you are a novice in origami, you'll need patience and orientation from someone who knows more than you. Anyway, there is indeed beautiful origami.

another one¡

You know, Kasahara has always been one of the pioneers, and one of the best origamists of the world, a book very interesting, you should buy it.

Not really that amazing

I bought this book on the strength that it is by Kunihiko Kasahara. I am an admirer of his works and have attempted to collect all books by him.There is a lot of mathematics involve so for those who like to combine mathematics and origami, this is a good book to add to your collection. If you are just interested in origami and not mathematics, perhaps, you might consider browsing it at your local book stores before deciding.The models within are not really that amazing, in fact rather simple. These simple models are being used to illustrate the mathematics involved in the folding of the models.The 5 platonic solids (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron) are introduced here, the mathematics involved and how to fold it. They are very attractive to fold if the right colours are chosen. Boxes, stars, tangrams and other geometric solids are included. Most of these can be used for decorations other than studying the mathematics involve.Whether you think this book is worth getting will depend a lot on your interest.
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