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by ahudson
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Diagrams
Topic: History of the valley and mountain folding lines
Replies: 12
Views: 12929

Re: History of the valley and mountain folding lines

Here's a summary of dashed lines used in books that I've found public-domain scans of online: Maria Kraus-Boelte, "The Kindergarten Method" (1882) uses dashed lines for both active folds and precreased marks. T. de Moulidars, "Les Grand Encyclopedie des Joyeux" (1888?) uses dashed lines for active f...
by ahudson
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Models and presentation
Topic: Tess Framing, how do you do yours?
Replies: 2
Views: 3615

Re: Tess Framing, how do you do yours?

Something I'd be interested in trying is a two-way frame that would allow both sides of the tessellation to be viewed. But after some playing around, I realized that conventional frames don't work like that and I'll have to build my own. Any ideas for where I might find information about building fr...
by ahudson
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Origami in Vietnam
Replies: 0
Views: 2731

Origami in Vietnam

Doing some research on the traditional waterbomb-base tulip-- seems it was introduced to the Western origami scene in the 80s, and is either of Vietnamese or Thai origin, depending on who you ask. I was wondering, has anybody run across evidence of traditional folding in Southeast Asian countries? I...
by ahudson
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: History
Topic: History of Tessellations
Replies: 6
Views: 6799

Re: History of Tessellations

Found a reference: H. Porck, ‘Het koffertje van Frank. Geniale papieren vouwsels’, in: P. Gentenaar (samenst.) en A. Westerhof (red.). Geest van papier= Spirit of Paper . Leiden 2004, p. 334-353. http://www.hollandpapierbiennale.nl/2004.html http://www.worldcat.org/title/geest-van-papier/oclc/614591...
by ahudson
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Coffee lounge
Topic: Introduce yourselves!
Replies: 12
Views: 9548

Re: Introduce yourselves!

I'm a Music Composition student in my junior year at University of California, Davis. Recently I've become interested in the history and pedagogy of origami through my work as a freelance origami artist-- one client I had asked about the copyright status of traditional models, and I was surprised ho...
by ahudson
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Coffee lounge
Topic: multilingual forum
Replies: 6
Views: 5435

Re: multilingual forum

Realistically, I think we will only be able to translate a very small number of posts-- so perhaps translation shouldn't be a user-requested feature, but a moderator-controlled one. If somebody posts in a language other than english, a moderator might run it through a machine translator to check tha...
by ahudson
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: Gefaltete Schönheit – the most important book ever?
Replies: 4
Views: 4985

Re: Gefaltete Schönheit – the most important book ever?

I had the university library order a copy soon after your blog post, and I have to say this is a really fascinating book even though I don't know German yet-- thanks for the tip Nick! Hopefully I'll pick up a little German while I work through it...
by ahudson
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Children
Topic: Explaining the petal fold
Replies: 2
Views: 3051

Re: Explaining the petal fold

Not a very good example, sorry. Think of the petal fold as used in Verdi's Vase.
by ahudson
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Independent Study: books, plans, methods
Replies: 4
Views: 5733

Re: Independent Study: books, plans, methods

I learned origami almost entirely from books, after being exposed to the basics during school, and didn't start folding from the internet or with other people until I was fairly technically proficient. I don't think I had the ideal starting sequence, but for lack of something else to start discussio...
by ahudson
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: History
Topic: History of Tessellations
Replies: 6
Views: 6799

Re: History of Tessellations

Ben, I've got two Imagiro articles I wrote about origami tessellations history-- the first is about waterbomb/flagstone tessellations, and the second is about corrugations, though it needs to be rewritten. I can send them to you now if you'd like, but if you can wait then I'll post a revised version...