Origami Polyhedra for Beginners

Amazing Geometric Paper Models from a Leading Japanese Expert!

Tuttle Publishing
Miyuki Kawamura
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Ingenious geometric models from Japan's leading designer of polyhedral origami!

Origami Polyhedra for Beginners puts a new spin on the ancient art of paper folding, opening the door to a world filled with beautiful geometric shapes. In this book, Miyuki Kawamura, a master of polyhedral origami, shows you how to create 55 different models using squares of brightly-coloured paper.

Modular origami models are created using multiple sheets of paper that are folded and then locked together without the use of glue or tape. Clear step-by-step instructions for each model are provided. These amazing creations will captivate everyone who sees them!

The models in this book are surprisingly easy to make, and include:

  • Building Blocks and Tiles which can be stacked and combined
  • Striking Pyramids, Cubes, Stars and Spheres
  • Dramatic polyhedral 'Wireframes' and 'Skeletons' with open latticework
  • Star-shaped Icosahedrons that look like they belong on a Christmas tree
  • Playful Windmills, Water Wheels and many other Polyhedral 'Kits'!

The sense of accomplishment and delight you will experience from completing these models is well worth the time and effort!

Contributor Bio

Miyuki Kawamura started folding origami at the age of two. She folded animal models, which were her favourite subject. Miyuki received a masters degree in Physics in 1995 from Kobe University. Shortly thereafter, she began to create original polyhedral models. She is famous for some of her incredible origami pieces, such as the Cosmosphere — a massive wireframe kusudama model requiring nearly 2,000 pieces of paper to complete. She has published several books on the subject of polyhedral origami and is currently on the board of the Japanese Origami Academic Society