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    DescriptionEric Gjerde demonstrates 25 of his favorite tessellations and turns them into projects for newcomers as well as experienced origamists. With step-by-step instructions, illustrated crease patterns, and how-to photos, you'll learn to create these wonderful designs yourself. Eric's first book covers the fundamentals of origami tessellations, provides history, and describes simple beginning techniques with detailed illustrations and photographs. An extensive gallery showcases tessellations folded by the world's leading origami fine artists---inspiring you to experiment, innovate, and eventually create your own unique designs.


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    Title
    Origami Tessellations
    Subtitle
    Awe-inspiring Geometric Designs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Gjerde
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781568814513
    ISBN 10: 1568814518
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 250
    DC22: 736.982
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    BISAC V2.8: MAT012000, MAT025000
    BIC subject category V2: WFTM
    DC22: 736/.982
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CRA023000
    LC classification: TT870 .G49 2009
    T&F Categories: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: WFTM
    Illustrations note
    , colour illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Inc
    Imprint name
    A K Peters
    Publication date
    02 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Natick
    Author Information
    When asked by his parents what he wanted to be when he grew up, five-year-old Eric Gjerde replied, "a paperologist." Throughout his childhood and adolescence he enjoyed paper crafts and origami. After preparing for a technology career, Eric kept looking for an artistic outlet to balance his creative side with his professional life. He returned to his childhood love of paper and discovered a deeper appreciation for the beauty of origami by exploring and researching new areas of folding--including the geometric art of origami tessellations. He currently balances dual careers as a technology professional and as an artist in Minneapolis.
    Review quote
    ... It is surprising and challenging to see which variety of ornaments can be generated this way out of one single sheet of paper. The procedures are explained step by step and allow to reproduce these interesting planar ornaments. ... The surprising and wonderful results are worth the effort. I really enjoyed this exercise ... [the book] can be recommended to whoever is interested in the field of planar ornaments and its connection to origami. -O. Roschel, International Mathematical News (IMN), December 2010 In this gorgeous book, Eric Gjerde has presented clear, easy-to-follow instructions that introduce the reader to the incredible beauty and diversity of origami tessellations. -Robert J. Lang, June 2008 Here [Gjerde] demonstrates 25 of his favorite designs that use tessellations, geometric patterns that can repeat forever, to make paper surfaces of intricate pleats and folds. For most learners, he says, there is a moment of epiphany after which it all makes sense and they can never go back. Beginning and experienced origamists are welcome. -Reference & Research Book News, May 2009 If Eric Gjerde's new book Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs needed an alternative title, it might be: Origami: It's not just for kids any more! Of course origami has never been just for kids, but this book should convince you that you can create some great art using origami techniques... The projects are graded as beginner, intermediate and advanced, but 'beginner' should be interpreted as someone who has previous experience with origami or a strong interest in learning about it, because even the simplest projects include a lot of steps and demand precise folding. But for someone who enjoys doing origami and wants to try some complex projects, the directions are very clear and the photographs of the finished work should serve as an inspiration. -Sarah Boslaugh, MAA Online, June 2009 Gjerde's [book] is as much an art book and is a feast for the eyes on every page ... It is not standard origami, nor indeed standard tessellation. It takes tessellations into three dimensions and then back into two ... All pieces are from a single piece of paper, prefolded into the grids. You would not think so when, for example, you have a result that looks like woven strips of tape or a triangular weaving reminiscent of M.C. Escher. -John Sharp, The London Mathematical Society Newsletter , May 2009 Origami tesselations in this book means paper folding by repeating special patterns. Explicit instructions are given how to obtain a large variety of origami tesselations of great beauty and difficulty. The results are interesting geometric figures which - however - are presented from an intuitive point of view. ... Several of these origami tesselations are comparable with patterns on a tile floor or the Islamic artwork at the Alhambra in Spain. The reader is invited and inspired for [his or her] own experiments and ideas, especially for creating [his or her] own patterns in the sense of origami tesselations. -Gertraud Ehrig, Zentralblatt MATH, September 2009 This richly illustrated and easy-to-read handbook is an excellent resource for origami hobbyists. Images from the text could also be used to support classroom discussions of symmetry, tessellation, and multicultural mathematics. ... This book is a valuable resource for origami enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in tessellation-based art. -Heidi Burgiel, Mathematics Teacher, October 2009