Extreme Origami

Extreme Origami

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by Kunihiko Kasahara
     
 

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Explore the far edges of what’s possible with “the new origami.” The objects are fantastic, but the folding techniques use simple triangles and squares, pyramids, and cubes. Master spiral designs, multi-pointed stars, 9-sided gift boxes, and 12-sided gyroscopic whirligigs. More elaborate designs invite you into the outer-space world of stars with…  See more details below

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Explore the far edges of what’s possible with “the new origami.” The objects are fantastic, but the folding techniques use simple triangles and squares, pyramids, and cubes. Master spiral designs, multi-pointed stars, 9-sided gift boxes, and 12-sided gyroscopic whirligigs. More elaborate designs invite you into the outer-space world of stars with starbeams and 8-sided flying saucers, whimsical crows in the grass, gorgeous nested boxes, and sculptured gift containers.

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Children's Literature
Traditional origami has many bounds and limits. What can be created by breaking those bounds? For example, what would happen if you started with a round piece of paper rather than a square one? What if you cut the paper, or glued it? This opens up a new world of possibilities. This book will show the reader how to create pieces by weaving, folding, and even cutting and gluing pieces together. You can create things such as a soccer ball, a star, dragonflies, boxes and various other shapes and designs. These are beautiful when they are complete, but they are not beginning origami tasks. The instructions are complicated (because the designs are complicated), but they are explained well with diagrams, words, and photographs. This book also includes much of the history of origami, including some Japanese characters. This book could be useful in a high school art class, or even in a math class to teach about geometry and shapes. 2002, Sterling Publishing Co, Ages 10 to 18.
—Nicole Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402706028
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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Extreme Origami 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book had some really cool projects but the directions made no sense-not even to me and ive been doing origami for about seven years. i dont think ill be buying any of mr kasaharas titles-at least if they're anywhere as confusing as this one.