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Origami Polyhedra Design John Montroll

Origami Polyhedra Design By John Montroll

Origami Polyhedra Design by John Montroll


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Unravels the mystery of Geometry in Origami with a fresh approach: 64 Polyhedra designs, each made from a single square sheet of paper, no cuts, no glue; each polyhedron the largest possible from the starting size of square and each having an ingenious locking mechanism to hold its shape. This book also covers the five Platonic solids.

Origami Polyhedra Design Summary

Origami Polyhedra Design by John Montroll

This book unravels the mystery of Geometry in Origami with a unique approach: 64 Polyhedra designs, each made from a single square sheet of paper, no cuts, no glue; each polyhedron the largest possible from the starting size of square and each having an ingenious locking mechanism to hold its shape.

The author covers the five Platonic solids (cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron). There are ample variations with different color patterns and sunken sides. Dipyramids and Dimpled Dipyramids, unexplored before this in Origami, are also covered. There are a total of 64 models in the book. All the designs have an interesting look and a pleasing folding sequence and are based on unique mathematical equations.

Origami Polyhedra Design Reviews

... a teacher of geometry because it allows students to fold figures ranging from simple two-dimensional polygons to complex three-dimensional figures ... can easily be blended into the regular classroom curriculum ... an excellent resource. I recommend it for geometry teachers as a supplement to their regular curriculum.
-Gary S. Luck, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA

... It covers a truly wide range of objects, including the Platonic polyhedra, di-pyramids and some stellated or 'sunken' counterparts. The staggering thing is that each and every example is made of one single sheet of paper. It is astonishing what is possible in the realm of origami. The procedures of generating such a model are explained step by step, which enables the reader to follow the recipe. ... I sincerely recommend this nice and absorbing book for all afficionados of origami. ...
-O. Roschel, International Mathematical News (IMN), December 2010

Origami's recent explosive increase in sophistication owes much to the pioneering ingenuity of noted origami artist Montroll, as documented by his more than two dozen books published since 1980. ... The present volume collects instructions for folding diverse polyhedra, both convex and concave, including many beautiful variations on Platonic solids, more than 70 models in all. ... Notwithstanding the considerable detail the author provides regarding the matematical proportions, miraculously, the folding processes generally involve no explicit numerical measurement. ... Highly recommended.
-D. V. Feldman, CHOICE, August 2010

Origami Polyhedra Design is a breakthrough collection of original designs created by the author to make polyhedral shapes from a single sheet of paper through folding. In modular origami, a polyhedral shape is built by interlocking many identical origami pieces, where each piece is constructed from a separate sheet of paper. In this book, Montroll, an origami master who pioneered the folding of origami animals from a single sheet of paper, presents methods for folding various polyhedra from a single sheet of paper. The book is well designed and organized and makes you want to start folding polyhedra. ... and the instructions for the individual models are clear and easy to understand...
-Thomas Hagedorn, MAA Reviews, April 2010

About John Montroll

John Montroll, St. Anselm's Abbey School, Washington, D.C., USA

Table of Contents

Part I: Designing Origami Polyhedra. Polyhedra Overview. Design Factors and Techniques. Math and Design. Design Method Examples. Polygons. Part II: Platonic and Related Polyhedra. Tetrahedron Design. Cube Design. Octahedron Design. More Platonic Solids Design. Sunken Platonic Solids Design. Part III: Dipyramids and Dimpled Dipyramids. Dipyramid Design. Dimpled Dipyramid Design

Additional information

GOR008001127
9781568814582
1568814585
Origami Polyhedra Design by John Montroll
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Inc
20091026
302
N/A
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