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by Edwin Corrie
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Fun Time Paper Folding 1959
Replies: 3
Views: 2807

Re: Fun Time Paper Folding 1959

This topic has 12 views (a couple of them were me) but no replies, which is a shame, so here goes: The book is an interesting find, and it's also intriguing to see George Rhoads is still around. The only thing I ever knew about him was that he was an artist, which I think is mentioned in "Secrets of...
by Edwin Corrie
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: Book "Serviettes and how to fold them" (ca 1890)
Replies: 5
Views: 3501

Re: Book "Serviettes and how to fold them" (ca 1890)

Thanks Michel, it looks like a very interesting book. Pity that the link to the German book they mention isn't working.

Are you going to the convention next week?
by Edwin Corrie
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Senbazuru Orikata 1789??
Replies: 2
Views: 3127

Re: Senbazuru Orikata 1789??

Hi Laura, I'm not an expert, but all the references I've seen to the Senbazuru orikata give the publication date as 1797, including the following, which should be quite reliable: David Lister's article http://www.britishorigami.info/academic/lister/1000_cranes.php Tanteidan website (English via Goog...
by Edwin Corrie
Wed May 22, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: History
Topic: Traditional model catalog
Replies: 1
Views: 2333

Re: Traditional model catalog

This is a great idea. It would be especially interesting to record the dates when the models were first published. Unfortunately there are not many people who have access to the very old books on paperfolding, but David Petty's collection would be a good starting point, and even if we started with f...
by Edwin Corrie
Sat May 18, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Rupert Annual
Replies: 5
Views: 5252

Re: Rupert Annual

That's a great list, Michel. I managed to find the name of the model for the 1971 annual (missing in the list). According to this site http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:jhR3RqcpITgJ:www.rupertbearannuals.com/67-1971-rupert-annual-stories+&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk it's "How to make a Hob...
by Edwin Corrie
Wed May 15, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Rupert Annual
Replies: 5
Views: 5252

Re: Rupert Annual

Salut Michel, OK, I'll be "le premier à tirer" ( http://www.linguee.fr/francais-anglais/traduction/le+premier+%E0+tirer.html - mais c'est pas la même chose!). I don't know if there is a complete list anywhere, but I did manage to find a few sources with some bits of information: David Lister's artic...
by Edwin Corrie
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: History
Topic: History of "purist" principles of origami
Replies: 2
Views: 2636

Re: History of "purist" principles of origami

This is a very interesting topic for research. Harbin's "Paper Magic" (as quoted by David Lister) must be one of the earliest sources. Before this there were quite a few books with simple paperfolding models in them, but paperfolding was often thought of together with paper cutting and weaving, and ...
by Edwin Corrie
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: The Beauty of the Fold: A Conversation with Joan Sallas
Replies: 2
Views: 4014

Re: The Beauty of the Fold: A Conversation with Joan Sallas

I thought perhaps Joan would say something about this, but I know he is travelling at the moment and might be too modest anyway. So just a few words from me... The contents are similar to "Gefaltete Schönheit", but it's much shorter (88 pages) and not as detailed. It explains the history of napkin f...
by Edwin Corrie
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sallas exhibits in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 2068

Re: Sallas exhibits in the UK

I would encourage people to see this if at all possible. "Napkin folding" makes it sound trivial - the things Joan is recreating (from 400 years ago) are much more sophisticated.

Do we know when and where the next exhibition will be?
by Edwin Corrie
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: Any indexers for the translation of Joan's book?
Replies: 8
Views: 5354

Re: Any indexers for the translation of Joan's book?

Hi Claire, I've produced a Word document (.doc) but Nick is transferring it into another format that I'm not familiar with. Because the index depends on the final layout it will have to be done from there, so I don't think there is much you can do now. How were you planning to do the index? Do you h...