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Product Details

  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications Trading (May 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4889962131
  • ISBN-13: 978-4889962130
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #486,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author


Tomoko Fuse is the author of about 60 books, which have been translated into English, German, Italian and Korean. She has held exhibitions around the world, including "Origami Paris" (1998) in France, "On Paper" (2001) in England and a one-woman Bauhaus show in Germany in 2004. Tomoko Fuse is a respected member of Origami USA, the British Origami Association, and Japan Origami Association.

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Great book,easy instructions.
Mr. Origami
Using sheets that are 4-3/4 X 2-3/8 or 5 X 2-1/2 will work fine, but having the wrong sizes listed is sure to confuse beginners.
Lotus-Seven
I'm not a novice modular origami student, but I'm not advanced either.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. Lim on July 30, 2007
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I feel a little guilty about docking a star from this book just because it wasn't quite what I expected, but I've still gotta go with my gut feeling.

The title suggested similar content to Tomoko Fuse's excellent previous book, "Kusudama Origami"; in that case, there were a few traditional kusudama made by sewing together the points of conical modules to form a globe, but most of the models began with variously decorated square faces which could be attached together (some with glue, some without) to form hollow cubelike polyhedra. Most of those polyhedra required only six face units plus six quarter-square decorations and some simple edge or corner hinges to hold them together, so maybe 8-11 squares of paper altogether.

Instead, this book is closer in spirit to Fuse's "Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations". All of the models are based on the same concept, where a fairly large number of rhomboid units (each one actually made of two half-squares) are joined together to form the final shape-- the stellated dodecahedra in most of the illustrations require 30 units each; the slightly simpler stellated octahedra require 12 units each. (There are also instructions to assemble six units into simple cubes, but imho they don't look interesting enough to be worth the effort.)

Once the basic module assembly is established, the rest of the book lays out different cosmetic variations of the same sort of rhomboid units. Some of the units' decorations are made from silver rectangles instead of half-squares. That's all.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Lotus-Seven on December 21, 2007
My wife is a fan of Tomoko Fuse's work and purchased this book for its clear instructions and excellent illustrations. Unfortunately, she began her first projects using the English dimensions for the paper sheet size specified in the book and quickly found that those dimensions will not work.

The projects call for sheets which are 12cm X 6cm or a perfect 2 to 1 ratio. Every time these metric dimensions are mentioned in the book, English system dimensions of 4-1/4 in X 2-1/2 in are also listed. A sheet that is actually 12cm X 6cm would convert to 4.724in X 2.362in, maintaining the 2:1 ratio. The dimensions listed simply won't work as my wife soon discovered. Using sheets that are 4-3/4 X 2-3/8 or 5 X 2-1/2 will work fine, but having the wrong sizes listed is sure to confuse beginners.

Hopefully this gross dimension conversion error will be corrected in future editions.

Obviously, several of the previous reviewers are from countries, who, unlike the United States, and like most of the civilized world use a superior system of measurements instead of holding on to a outmoded system which should have been replaced years ago. However, since this is an English edition, the conversion error should be addressed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Brown on February 25, 2009
I agree with J.Lim's review. Sadly the globes are all the same. It is a wonderful book which allows you to discover how you can play with the idea in different variations. If you like that idea, it is a wonderful book for you. If you like a large variety of the same globe to choose from, this is a book for you. If you like unit origami, check this book out. But if you are looking for a variety ways to make different globes, please do not be disappointed. As you can see from the cover, they are all the same.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H. E. Park on January 6, 2009
At first, I thought most modules were to be folded from one or more pieces of square paper, but it turns out you need to cut the papers in half (1:2 sized papers), for every base and face parts of each module. Even so, all this work worth it since the results are very rich colored and beautiful structures, perfect for gifts.
I've been using 7.5cm size papers, and this results in a 30-unit structure that can be held in your palm. They are great for decorations in your baby room!
Obviously, in order to obtain beautiful models as in illustrated on the book, you need to purchase different types and textures of origami papers, which are rare to find... at least, in an affordable price here in Brazil. And you need tons of paper!
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By Robert on February 20, 2014
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Every single model in here fits together like its meant to be. They are all so beautiful in any color scheme with many different paper types. I got good use out of this book.
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By Amazon Customer on January 27, 2014
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I've been wanting another book by Fuse but had a hard time finding current printings. So when this one came available I jumped at the purchase. I haven't completed a globe yet because the construction part is challenging for me. Good instructions.
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By Mariana Palacios on August 12, 2013
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It's a good book but all the kusudamas are all the same. It's not the best book of origami but the instructions are very clear and has great pictures of the final products
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