1st Edition

Curved-Folding Origami Design

By Jun Mitani Copyright 2019
    122 Pages 292 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    122 Pages 292 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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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


    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



    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.

    "This is a beautiful book; the lovely photographs and copious examples of curved-folding concepts make it the perfect jumping-off point for the curved-folding artist."

    -Robert J. Lang, author of Twists, Tilings, and Tessellations: Mathematical Methods for Geometric Origami

    "Mitani-san's concise book is a must-have for anyone wishing to learn the science and art of curved folding. He has the enviable knack of making this enigmatic technique easy to control, fun to try and visually dazzling."

    -Paul Jackson, http://www.origami-artist.com/

    Curved folding for everyone who ever wondered how the paper magic is done. This fascinating book explains the secrets of curved folding for everyone. You can open a whole new world of curved folding with this beautifully illustrated book. Must have for both origami enthusiasts and wide range of designers. 

    -Ekaterina Lukasheva, http://www.kusudama.me/