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Geometric Origami (Origami Books)

Too hip to be square, Geometric Origami takes the art of paper folding to stunning new heights.A sophisticated new origami kit for advanced paper-folding enthusiasts, Geometric Origami takes paper art to spectacular new levels. Fifteen intricate paper projects use specially designed strips that come with the book and include a tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron, truncated tetrahedron, cuboctahedron, icosidodecahedron, rhombic triacontahedron, snub dodecahedron, zonohedron, and buckyballs. And don’t worry — there are even a few pronounceable shapes like the egg and a geometric bracelet, plus more surprises. This beautifully designed kit gives a new perspective on geometry and the world of origami and is great fun for the entire family — or the perfect gift for a math professor.

Series: Origami Books

Hardcover: 80 pages

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press; Spi edition (April 15, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 160710976X

ISBN-13: 978-1607109761

Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 9.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Great instructions! Most origami books I've read have decent instructions with mediocre graphics. This book has great instruction in text and clean graphics. These beautiful images on the cover can be created from the mostly pre-cut paper strips that are included with the book. The book is also spiral-bound (Such a huge and great production decision), so it lays flat on the table so you can use your hands to fold and not have to worry about holding the book open to the page you are working from. While the designs look very difficult, the construction of modules is really the key and is accessible to even beginning folders. There is also a pre-built decoration on/in the cover so you can see about the size of the finished projects. The largest completed piece in this book will likely be about the size of a cantaloupe (according to the author). Very Excited to get folding! Enjoy.

I am working through the book using the paper strips included in the kit. So far I've found the directions to be clear and direct. I've successfully finished the first five projects and look forward to finishing the remaining ones.

I'm a mid-level origami enthusiast, and I had picked up some Snapology via Heinz Strobl's Web info before i got this book, but this book was a big help. The format is clear and practical, and it shows you how to deal with models having larger angles between the modules. Having the pre-cut strips with the book is a stroke of genius! You can get going right away without having to cut a bunch of paper or hunt for ribbon of the right size, which can be frustrating to find unless Christmas merch is available. This book is not only for adults - kids who like to build models and do Lego-type activities will love it, and it's a good first step before trying geometric origami, such as in Tomoko Fuse's books.

I have taken classes with Faye, so I knew I wanted this book. The strips inside of it are great. The instructions are so clear that one of my students purchased the book and has gone off on her own to start folding these units.So the book is a treat for me, and someone without much experience, but is clever with her hands and quick to learn origami enjoyed it also. Highly recommended.

Lots of ideas and easy to make, but you have to make a lot of pieces for each project. The way the projects are assembled is not quite what I expected, but the models do look great. I haven't had a chance to make any of the projects, but I did thoroughly go through the book, and the projects seem easy to make. Kids would love them, and depending on the age, they may need some adult supervision. (or some adults may need some child supervision for those with gifted children who love origami. :) )

An excellent book on Snapology, first book published on the subject. Love the book and the way the package is put together with the strips of paper ready to make the samples in the book. Excellent job.. thank you Faye for teaching us this technique.

purchased for my 9 year old who loves puzzles but it proved to still be a little complicated for her, but I am sure that she will grow into it so I will tuck it away until then- it is a nice set and packaged nicely for the price.

I've been really enjoying building all these little projects. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I tried to get my ten year old son to try, but he wasn't interested. I think it overwhelmed him. Older kids would probably be okay. Some of the projects are quite small and intricate.

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