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

Benjamin DiLeonardo-Parker

September 10, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 118 Pages - 165 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781482244618 - CAT# K23496

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  • Presents a method of origami design rather than origami construction
  • Explains the benefits of folding a grid and why folders should learn it
  • Includes crease patterns/origami schematics alongside diagrams to encourage crease pattern recognition
  • Exposes the greater artistic community to the emerging art form of origami tessellation
  • Provides a database of twists and twist clusters with crease patterns, pleat patterns, and photos, enabling folders to increase the variety in their designs


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Six Simple Twists: The Pleat Pattern Approach to Origami Tessellation Design explains the process of designing an origami pattern. It answers the questions "how is a tessellation folded" and "what are the further possibilities."

The author introduces an innovative pleat pattern technique of origami design that is easily accessible to anyone who enjoys the geometry of paper. The book begins with basic forms and systematically builds upon them to teach a limitless number of patterns. It then describes a process of design for the building blocks themselves. 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. This leads to a better understanding of more complicated tessellations at the advanced level.