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Unit Polyhedron Origami Paperback – September 15, 2006

4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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TOMOKO FUSE is a respected member of Origami USA, the British Origami Association and the Japan Origami Association. She is also the author of some of JPT's bestselling origami books, including Fabulous Origami Boxes, Quick & Easy Origami Boxes, and Origami Boxes.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 99 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications Trading (September 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4889962050
  • ISBN-13: 978-4889962055
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,320,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This is a beautifully presented book with wonderful models and photos. But a lot of the units are repeats if you already own Fuse's all time best book Unit Origami - Multidimensional Transforms. About a third of the book is materials from her Unit Origami book. Additionally there are a few beautiful dodecahedra and several other units. Overall it is a must-have if you are a modular origami lover.
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By Yorch on January 15, 2007
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Really, I believe this is one of Tomoko Fuse best books I've ever seen. Great pictures fully and well explained, English is not my native language but it results pretty easy to understand it.

The book's design is so cool, I just can't wait to do any of the projects inside... I encourage every one who like Origami to buy it.

Even, each project it's labeled with a difficulty level category starting at one star to three stars. But all the proyects are so well explained that if you have a little folding experience you will find easy to build them.
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This book is easy to follow with simple, clearly stated directions for building polyhedron models ranging from simple to complex. The instructions nicely couple easy-to-read diagrams with large, colorful images of the finished products that help me to visualize my end products as I fold.

I am currently working my way through all of the models in this book, and I am really enjoying the gradual way that Tomoko Fuse introduces new models. She groups obvious types together in the book's sections, and methodically explains (by text, diagram and picture) each unit from simple to complex variation. Instructions include the type/name of the structure, level of difficulty, size of the paper needed, number of each type of paper unit required, a three-dimensional diagram of the polyhedral structure (for more complex structures) and assembly diagrams that show how the pieces fit together. All of the instructional images are in color so it is easy to differentiate between front and back of each paper unit, and to tell the difference between units in the assembly diagrams.

This book presents reusable paper unit types that are creatively put to use in the models in a number of different ways. For instance, I like the way I can create colorful joints that add to the overall presentation of each piece. I especially like the "Various Methods of Assembling Double-Sided Hexagonal Rings" section where Fuse explains how to take the traditional polyhedral structures she has taught and extend their shapes creatively in order make new designs. In general, there are enough variations of each type in all sections that I do not feel like I am working through the drudgery of the same projects over and over as I have with some other books.

Overall, this is an excellent addition to the library of anyone interested in exploring polyhedron models with origami.
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If you're into making geometric solids then this book is a necessary compendium. You must own this!

I especially enjoyed the linked cubes-- the structures are quite solid and well put-together.
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What can be said about a book from the so-called "queen of modular origami"? It's awesome. It's original. It has various models on how to build all the regular polyhedra and most of the semi-regular (Archimedean solids). Plenty of diagrams, of all difficult levels. If it weren't enough, this compilation is BEAUTIFUL, with excellent pictures of most of the models, perfectly build in nice paper and with an aesthetically well-chosen combination of colors. It's the best book on the modular origami subject I've ever seen. Tomoko rlz!
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Plenty of pictures and great instructions. This book is full color throughout and very well presented. Beginning models are relatively simple from simply folded modules. As the book progresses, simple modules are assembled into more complex shapes and forms. Be prepared to test your spacial reasoning as you assemble these beautiful constructs in 3 dimensional geometry. Solid 5 of 5 stars for overall presentation, clarity of instruction, and progression of models. If you are new to origami, this book does a great job describing the various folds needed to make the modules and assemble them. The complexity comes in the assembly... So don't be afraid if you're new...it's a great adventure worth taking. Fold On Dude!
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Great book with beautiful color photography of all the models. Instructions are easy to follow, and if you start the the easier models you won't have any problems when trying the more complicated models. Strong geometric designs, very clean and modern looking (in contrast to multi-unit flower balls).
Two little problems: (1) My book kind of fell apart after using it for about 2 weeks (the glue must have been bad), and (2) for some of the bigger models it's really hard to figure out how to put them together so that you don't end up with wrong colors (e.g. stars made of units in 3 different colors, and never having the same color next to itself).
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