Simple but unique, an origami box represents the thoughts and feelings of its maker. Between the pleasure of paperfolding and the satisfaction of having a handmade item to use (or give!), the box forms a positive association for the maker (and between the giver and recipient). In this guide, origami master Tomoko Fuse presents 20 original designs for origami boxes — some simple, others more complex, all made from a single sheet of paper.
Beautiful, full-color photographs accompany step-by-step instructions and diagrams for a splendid variety of completely functional boxes. They range from conventional square and rectangular shapes to those in the form of a bird, a basket, a cat's head, a flower, and other shapes. By varying the type of paper and color combinations, folders can create an endless variety of effects. Suitable for origami enthusiasts of all skill levels, this guide promises hours of creative joy.
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About the Author
Tomoko Fuse is a master of Japanese origami. Her many origami books include guides to folding modular polyhedra, tessellations, boxes, and paper toys.
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Selecting the most appropriate paper, thinking about where and how we will use our box, and imagining the places and people with which it will come into contact with is great fun. And by varying the type of paper and color combinations we can create a range of different effects.
Despite being a very simple object, an origami box contains the emotions of the person who created it. With this in mind, I warmly offer you this book and hope that it will inspire a sort of secret smile between the person who builds the box and the person who uses it.
In origami there is no doubt that the primary pleasure comes from folding the paper. But there is another pleasure, which comes immediately afterwards, and that lies in being able to admire and use the objects created. From this point of view, making origami boxes can provide a great sense of satisfaction.
This book contains a wide variety of box models, some very easy, others more complex, all of which can be made with a single sheet of paper. In most cases, the essential structure of the box, made from a single sheet, is accompanied by additional elements, such as a reinforced base or a divider, which can be made using further sheets. This also gives you the opportunity to enjoy creating various color combinations.
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Table of Contents
BIOGRAPHY, page 10,
SYMBOLS KEY, page 12,
Interlocking box (made from squares), page 18,
Party dish 1, page 20,
Party dish 2, page 24,
Bird box, page 28,
Incense holder with pointed triangles (made from squares), page 34,
Offering box (traditional Japanese origami), page 38,
Paintbrush rinsing pot (traditional Japanese shape), page 42,
Cat-head box with triangular handles, page 46,
Basket with triangular handles, page 52,
Flower box (A and B), page 56,
Flower bowl, page 62,
Box (traditional Japanese origami), page 66,
Diagonal box divider, page 70,
Masu box, page 72,
Square bowl, page 76,
Cube box with strip or wedge closing, page 80,
Double cube box, page 88,
Tortoiseshell bowl, page 92,
Tulip cup, page 98,
Flower box for sweets, page 104,
Rose box, page 112,
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a bright, beautiful instructional book on creating origami boxes. I received the paperback version from Dover Publications in exchange for an honest review. The book begins with a brief biography of Tomoko Fuse and the interest of origami to her. It then moves on to a key where the difficulty scale of each box, as well as an explanation of the different folds are diagrammed and explained. There are a variety of different boxes to create from easier ones at the beginning to advanced designs at the end. The diagrams are accompanied by brief instructions. Both help to have success when constructing these boxes. If I were to find one fault with this book, it is that I would have liked to have practice papers included with the book, but this would not be enough to put me off buying this book. I feel like the creative person who enjoys origami will enjoy this book.