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by Alice Gray
"Telephone origami," taught by verbal directions alone, is a long-lost art. One of the best examples is Alice Gray's rendering of Fred Rohm's iconic Star of David moneyfold, originally published in The Origamian.
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A brief history of origami as a therapy tool along with personal experiences of folding for rehabilitation.
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A copy of the long-lost chapter on design from "The Complete Book of Origami."
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The origins of origami in Japan are lost in the mists of history, but we have surprisingly good records of paper-folding from over a thousand years ago in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.
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A recounting of a few unexpected connections between people and events during a journey through the world of origami.
Diagrams for Patricia Crawford's Dragonfly, as well as an on article how key models often inspire multiple designers.
by David Lister with a foreword by J.C. Nolan
This article gives insight into how a dragonfly, which was diagrammed in "Kan no Mado" presumably around 1845, made its way into Western publications.
Diagrams for the model Six Intersecting Pentagrams, plus an article on its history.
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by Andrew Hudson
One of the biggest questions in origami history has been, why did Yoshizawa's origami revolution come when it did? This article fills you in on the latest research and corrects some misconceptions.
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Nick Robinson
The 2012 BOS spring convention in Birmingham was dedicated to the founding members of the Society. This article offers a brief history of their involvement.
Marcio Noguchi
A description of the history, expansion, and future of World Origami Days.
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by Arnold Tubis, John Andrisan, and Christopher Pooley
Paper folding exercises involving the golden section of a line, the golden rectangle, and the golden triangle provide interesting geometry-teaching supplements.
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by Tom Hull
Learn some of the history of origami geometry, as well as the story of Margherita Liazzolla Beloch, the first origami mathematician!
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by Nick Robinson
Thoughts on preserving origami history
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Arnold Tubis
Two conundrums concerning the Betsy Ross Five-Pointed Star: the provenance of the Pattern–for-Stars artifact and the surprising incompleteness of fold and one-cut descriptions for making the star.
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Thomas Hull
The names Maekawa and Kawasaki are known to origamists as great origami creators. But did you know they have Theorems named after them too? And so does the French paper folder Jacques Justin. See what these Theorems are all about. Warning: Math ahead!
Course information for an MIT graduate course in Geometric Folding Algorithms.
A review of a book which pays tribute to the inspiring and unrivaled legacy of one of origami's greatest masters.