Curved-Folding Origami Design: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Curved-Folding Origami Design

1st Edition

By Jun Mitani

CRC Press

102 pages | 292 B/W Illus.

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The origami introduced in this book is based on simple techniques. Some were previously known by origami artists and some were discovered by the author. Curved-Folding Origami Design shows a way to explore new area of origami composed of curved folds. Each technique is introduced in a step-by-step fashion, followed by some beautiful artwork examples. A commentary explaining the theory behind the technique is placed at the end of each chapter.


  • Explains the techniques for designing curved-folding origami in seven chapters
  • Contains many illustrations and photos (over 140 figures), with simple instructions
  • Contains photos of 24 beautiful origami artworks, as well as their crease patterns
  • Some basic theories behind the techniques are introduced

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Fold a Curve

Chapter 2 Aligning Curves

Chapter 3 Aligning Rotated Curves

Chapter 4 Tucking

Chapter 5 Folding Cones

Chapter 6 Folding Back at Straight Line

Chapter 7 Other Techniques


About the Author

Jun Mitani is a professor of information and systems in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tsukuba. Dr. Mitani was previously a PRESTO researcher at the Japan Science and Technology Agency, a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Tsukuba, and a postdoctoral researcher at RIKEN. His research focuses on computer graphics, including computer-aided origami design techniques. He is also the author of 3D Origami Art.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Geometry / General
MATHEMATICS / Recreations & Games