Exquisite Modular Origami
This is a step by step how-to book for making modular origami models based on polyhedra. You will be amazed that these stunning models are made out of something as ordinary paper. Author Meenakshi Mukerji is the winner of Origami USA's 2005 Florence Temko Award. You are bound to love this book if you love origami, polyhedra, symmetry, geometry, and mathematics. Or you will simply love it. The models presented here are proven favorites, the diagrams having been wanted by fans worldwide. Expect hours of enjoyment folding over a dozen models and learn about polyhedra while you enjoy. Remember to visit the author's popular origami website, http: //www.origamee.net. Some praise for her previous books in the same subject, Marvelous Modular Origami (2007), Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs (2009), and Origami Inspirations (2010) is below: "Meenakshi's work is both intricate and lovely. She's greatly respected in the origami world, one of the well-known world leaders in modular origami. Her books offer a nice exposition of the mathematical elements, but you're not being hit over the head with math lessons. You learn things without even realizing that you have." -Robert Lang, world's leading origami artist "A whole book [Origami Inspirations] full of amazingly attractive new modular pieces, highly recommended to all modular folders and those wanting to dabble in this pastime. High standard of diagramming and model novelty applied throughout." -David Petty, British Origami Society "Mukerji presents yet another colorfully illustrated book, Origami Inspirations, showing in clear diagrams how to make complex three-dimensional figures by folding paper." -SciTech Book News "Ornamental Origami is a wonderful book for both math and origami lovers alike. The author provides, clear descriptions and beautiful photographs." -MAA Reviews "Ornamental Origami is essentially a study of polyhedra but in a way that brings out the symmetry in subtle ways. It builds up very complicated results from simple modules so that even a beginner in origami can follow and learn about polyhedral symmetry by assembling them. It should definitely find a place in school teaching or mathematics clubs." -John Sharp, The London Mathematical Society Newsletter
- Paperback | 70 pages
- 211 x 277 x 5mm | 204g
- 01 Nov 2011
- Scotts Valley, CA, United States
About Meenakshi Mukerji
Meenakshi Mukerji (Adhikari) was introduced to origami in early childhood by her uncle Bireshwar Mukhopadhyay. She rediscovered origami in its modular form as an adult quite by chance in 1995, when she was living in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended a modular origami class taught by Doug Philips and ever since she has been folding modular origami and displaying it on her very popular website www.origamee.net. In 2005, Origami USA presented her with the Florence Temko award for generously sharing her origami work on her website. In April 2007, A K Peters published her first book, Marvelous Modular Origami, soon followed by her books Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs and Origami Inspirations. She has been a featured artist and a special guest at various origami conventions both in the US and abroad. Meenakshi was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She obtained her BS in electrical engineering at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and then came to the United States to pursue a master's degree in computer science at Portland State University, Oregon. After successful completion of her studies, she joined the software industry and worked for more than a decade. She is now at home in California with her husband and two sons to enrich their lives, to create her own origami designs, and to author origami books. People who have provided her with much origami inspiration and encouragement are Rosalinda Sanchez, David Petty, Francis Ow, Rona Gurkewitz, Robert Lang, Rachel Katz, Ravi Apte, and the numerous visitors of her website.