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Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations Paperback – Nov 30 1990


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications (Nov. 30 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870408526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870408526
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 1.8 x 18.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #362,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tomoko Fuse is a Kodansha International author.

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In contrast to the traditional origami approach of combining 3 or 6 identical units to form a solid figure, this chapter explains ways of forming regular solid units (for instance, regular tetrahedrons [4 faces] and icosahedrons [20 faces]) by assembling b Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "s742617000027s1" on Jan. 5 2003
Format: Paperback
Tomoko Fuse is popular for her amazing origami figures that she creates with unique units (over 50 books in print). This book is no exeption. Possibly her best book ever, this book is a combination of all her most interesting items taken from her other books in Japanese and Korean. I own a few of the forgein language books and I find many things in the book that I enjoy folding, and many that I hate. This book has MOST of the cooler items from her most famous books. If you are a fan of unit origami or just like geometry, then buy this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julia Starkey on July 14 2000
Format: Paperback
Fuse has written a book all about one of her favorite areas of origmami: modular creations. Modular origami is created when you fold multiple copies of the same unit and then work them together to create a larger model. It looks gorgeous, but can be very time consuming and frustrating if your model is made of 60 units. I like this book alot, but it is clear that Fuse's ability to fold is light years beyond mine. Still, she always gives clear directions and diagramms so that if you are patient you can make gorgeous models.
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By A Customer on Dec 27 1998
Format: Paperback
The well known and much revered Ms. Fuse has written the Bible of modular paperfolding. Her brilliant, interlocking models are highlighted here in excellent black and white photos, with a color section of many completed works that is simply breathtaking. Although some of the models are geared more for the origami sophisticate (I'm thinking of certain 96-piece models at this point), even the 'folding neophyte will have much to learn from and enjoy in this classic work. This book is definitely the pride and joy of my origami literature collection, and is a must have for anyone who has any interest in the field.
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By A Customer on Jan. 7 1997
Format: Paperback
This is an encylopedia of wonderful modular origami by
the QUEEN of Unit Origami herself, Tomoko Fuse. While she
has many wonderful origami books out, this is the one to
start with and the one I most often go back to. The sheer
number of models and amount of information in this book make
a nearly unparalled unit origami value. There are far too
models to have photographs of each one, but the color pictures
are amazing - everytime I pick up this book I just want to
take a stack of paper and fold non-stop for an entire weekend.

Two Folds Up!

-Doug
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Format: Paperback
Addictive is possibly the best way to describe this book by modern origami master, Tomoko Fuse. I'd never been all that keen on unit origami until I discovered her brilliantly structured folds. The individual units are clever and sometimes almost fractal. The process of folding multiple units is meditative, and the final puzzle of interlocking them to form a geometric unit is a delight, made moreso by the great solidity of the finished piece - all without adhesives! A book I'd recommend to folders of any level!
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Format: Paperback
Beautiful colour photographs, endless complex pieces of unit origami and clear instructions put this book above many others in its category. PLEASE NOTE: I recently went to Japan and was surprised to find MANY more similar books in Japanese. So if you liked this book, there is much, much more to come. All of these other books are in Japanese and are more difficult to purchase, but it is definitely worth searching for them. (Tomoko Fuse also told me she IS soon to be producing her own web page).
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Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely fascinating. I am a graphic designer by profession and love all crafts. This book has transformed the way I look at paper. I would have never imagined that it is possible to make such objects. I have never done any folding before and still could do all the projects. The instructions are very clear and with a little patience one can be very satisfied with the results. This is a great book and would recommend it heartily. Nothing but Brilliant.
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By P. Robinson on Aug. 26 2000
Format: Paperback
I used this book last year for a geometry project for school, it was very helpful. The diagrams are quite clear and the end result is marvelous. Although it is a bit time comsuming you wil be fascinated at what yu have created yourself without the help of someone else. Some of the creations are difficult to make but has different types of models for people in all levels of knowledge in origami. I recommend it to everyone.
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