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Genuine Japanese Origami, Book 2: 34 Mathematical Models Based Upon (the square root of) 2

Genuine Japanese Origami, Book 2: 34 Mathematical Models Based Upon (the square root of) 2

By: Jun Maekawa, Koshiro Hatori

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Unique and wildly creative, this mathematical approach to origami was invented by a Japanese master of the art. Jun Maekawa regards paperfolding from a perspective guided by geometric and aesthetic principles. In this captivating how-to book, he illustrates his point of view with directions for constructing 34 fabulous items, including cubes, towers, and geometric shapes as well as puzzles and figures of everyday items.
This is the first publication outside Japan of these original models, offering advanced beginners and serious origamists a combination of simple and complex figures and an intriguing blend of art and science. Rather than the square-shaped paper familiar to American folders, all models employ rectangular sheets of paper — that is, sheets with an aspect ratio of 1:1.41, or 1:√2. Instructions for making rectangular origami paper are included.


Dover (2012) English translation and new selection of models from Genuine Origami √2, Japan Publications, Inc., Japan, 2009.

AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486483355
ISBN 139780486483351
Author/EditorJun Maekawa Koshiro Hatori
Grade level7 and Up (ages 12 and up)
Page Count128
Dimensions8 1/4 x 11

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