Item description for Unit Polyhedron Origami by Tomoko Fuse...
With step-by-step diagrams, detailed instructions and over 70 photographs in vibrant full-color, internationally-renowned origamist and author Tomoko Fuse offers an innovative approach to origami based on assembling separate, multi-dimensional shapes into one structure. Some of the shapes, like pyramids or four-sided boxes, are simple to master, even for a beginner. Others are quite complex and require much more experience and proficiency. Fuse uses a system to indicate the level of difficulty for each project with one, two or three stars, so the reader knows from the start, how challenging a project is likely to be.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.25" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2006
Publisher Japan Publications Trading
ISBN 4889962050 ISBN13 9784889962055
Availability 0 units.
More About Tomoko Fuse
TOMOKO FUSE is a respected member of Origami USA, The British Origami Association, and the Japan Origami Association. She is the author of the best-selling origami books ORIGAMI BOXES, UNIT ORIGAMI, QUICK & EASY ORIGAMI BOXES and JOYFUL ORIBAMI BOXES.
Reviews - What do customers think about Unit Polyhedron Origami?
Superb book on polyhedral origami Apr 15, 2008
This book is easy to follow with simple, clearly stated directions for building polyhedron models ranging from simple to complex. The instructions nicely couple easy-to-read diagrams with large, colorful images of the finished products that help me to visualize my end products as I fold.
I am currently working my way through all of the models in this book, and I am really enjoying the gradual way that Tomoko Fuse introduces new models. She groups obvious types together in the book's sections, and methodically explains (by text, diagram and picture) each unit from simple to complex variation. Instructions include the type/name of the structure, level of difficulty, size of the paper needed, number of each type of paper unit required, a three-dimensional diagram of the polyhedral structure (for more complex structures) and assembly diagrams that show how the pieces fit together. All of the instructional images are in color so it is easy to differentiate between front and back of each paper unit, and to tell the difference between units in the assembly diagrams.
This book presents reusable paper unit types that are creatively put to use in the models in a number of different ways. For instance, I like the way I can create colorful joints that add to the overall presentation of each piece. I especially like the "Various Methods of Assembling Double-Sided Hexagonal Rings" section where Fuse explains how to take the traditional polyhedral structures she has taught and extend their shapes creatively in order make new designs. In general, there are enough variations of each type in all sections that I do not feel like I am working through the drudgery of the same projects over and over as I have with some other books.
Overall, this is an excellent addition to the library of anyone interested in exploring polyhedron models with origami.
Eye-pleasing, complete geometric origami book Dec 7, 2007
What can be said about a book from the so-called "queen of modular origami"? It's awesome. It's original. It has various models on how to build all the regular polyhedra and most of the semi-regular (Archimedean solids). Plenty of diagrams, of all difficult levels. If it weren't enough, this compilation is BEAUTIFUL, with excellent pictures of most of the models, perfectly build in nice paper and with an aesthetically well-chosen combination of colors. It's the best book on the modular origami subject I've ever seen. Tomoko rlz!
Required reading for modular folders Sep 30, 2007
If you're into making geometric solids then this book is a necessary compendium. You must own this!
I especially enjoyed the linked cubes-- the structures are quite solid and well put-together.
Great Photos Jan 23, 2007
This is a beautifully presented book with wonderful models and photos. But a lot of the units are repeats if you already own Fuse's all time best book Unit Origami - Multidimensional Transforms. About a third of the book is materials from her Unit Origami book. Additionally there are a few beautiful dodecahedra and several other units. Overall it is a must-have if you are a modular origami lover.
Extraordinary Jan 15, 2007
Really, I believe this is one of Tomoko Fuse best books I've ever seen. Great pictures fully and well explained, English is not my native language but it results pretty easy to understand it.
The book's design is so cool, I just can't wait to do any of the projects inside... I encourage every one who like Origami to buy it.
Even, each project it's labeled with a difficulty level category starting at one star to three stars. But all the proyects are so well explained that if you have a little folding experience you will find easy to build them.