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Fabulous Modular Origami: 20 Origami Models with Instructions and Diagrams

Fabulous Modular Origami: 20 Origami Models with Instructions and Diagrams

by Tomoko Fuse


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From the queen of modular origami comes this collection of extraordinary models for folders of all skill levels. Tomoko Fuse's full-color guide shows how to join separately folded modules to create masterpieces of the paperfolding art. The 20 projects range from the simplest, consisting only of two parts, to the most demanding, some of which feature 30 modules.
Illustrated directions accompany each of the figures, which are graded according to difficulty. The selections begin with easier models — including a square coaster, ninja star, and crown — and advance to slightly more complex projects — a flower with a stand, pleated and curled decorations, a crane, cubes, and a morning glory. The most sophisticated challenges include a pumpkin, a mosaic podium, a three-part triangular model, and the tetrahedron-and-octahedron combination called The Barber. Paperfolders' personal choices and combinations of colors will add individual flair to this stunning variety of models.

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ISBN-13: 9780486826936
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 09/12/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 565,804
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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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Among the many joys of making origami, there is one in particular that makes modular origami stand out: its distinctive geometric component. However, this does not necessarily mean that it has t o be difficult. There are plenty of simple and stimulating models that are easy to understand and can be made by anyone.

Modular origami involves joining different modules made with sheets folded separately. What is unusual about it is precisely the fact that it requires two different types of processes, namely folding and assembly.

One intriguing aspect of this type of origami comes from the fact that glue is not normally used to join the modules together. However, if you need to strengthen a model, do not hesitate to glue it.

This book contains a wide range of models, from the easiest, made using only two modules, to those for more expert origami artists that can require up to thirty modules.

I hope this book will help you discover the two different layers of enjoyment modular origami can bring: the inherent pleasure in the creative process involved in making every piece of origami, and the fun of a jigsaw puzzle.


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Table of Contents

Symbols Key
Square coaster
Menko card or pillow
Shuriken or ninja star
Flower with a stand
Pleated decoration
Curl decoration
Bright bstar
Cross-shaped star
Gemstone with floral inserts
Cubes--Band A
Cubes--Band B
Mosaic podium
Three-part triangular model
Tetrahedron and octahedron: the barber
Double boat model
Large star
Morning glory

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