Six Simple Twists: The Pleat Pattern Approach to Origami Tessellation Design

2nd Edition

Benjamin DiLeonardo-Parker

A K Peters/CRC Press
June 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 192 Pages - 620 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138311886 - CAT# K390859

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This new edition of Six Simple Twists: The Pleat Pattern Approach to Origami Tessellation Design introduces an innovative pleat pattern technique for origami designs that is easily accessible to anyone who enjoys the geometry of paper. The book begins with six basic forms meant to ease the reader into the style, and then systematically scaffolds the instructions to build a strong understanding of the techniques, leading to instructions on a limitless number of patterns. It then describes a process of designing additional building blocks. At the end, what emerges is a fascinating art form that will enrich folders for many years. Unlike standard, project-based origami books, Six Simple Twists focuses on how to design rather than construct.

In this thoroughly updated second edition, the book explores new techniques and example tessellations, with full-page images, and mathematical analysis of the patterns. A reader will, through practice, gain the ability to create still more complex and fascinating designs.

Key Features

  • Introduces the reader to origami tessellations and demonstrates their place in the origami community
  • New layout and instruction approach restructures the book from the ground up
  • Addresses common tessellation questions, such as what types of paper are best to use, and how this art form rose in popularity
  • Teaches the reader how to grid a sheet of paper and the importance of the pre-creases
  • Gives the reader the ability to create and understand tessellations through scaffolded instruction
  • Includes exercises to test understanding
  • Introduces a new notation system for precisely describing pleat intersections
  • Analyzes pleat intersections mathematically using geometrically-focused models, including information about brocard points


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