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by Michel G
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Diagrams
Topic: History of the valley and mountain folding lines
Replies: 12
Views: 11159

Re: History of the valley and mountain folding lines

Thanks Andrew for this account. Some informations : For "T. de Moulidars", the exact title is "La grande encyclopédie des jeux" (1888). You can visualise at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1105156 This book as been published before (1880) under the title "Un million de jeux et de plaisirs". Fo...
by Michel G
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: Book "Serviettes and how to fold them" (ca 1890)
Replies: 5
Views: 4221

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

You can see the cover and one page of "Kniffe zum Servietten Kniffen: der Hausfrau gewidmet" (Braunschweig: Gebrüder Ring) here http://www.aller-leih.com/product/broschure-kniffe-zum-servietten-kniffen/ where is dated for the 50's. And in the end of this page http://historymania.info/view_post.php?i...
by Michel G
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: Book "Serviettes and how to fold them" (ca 1890)
Replies: 5
Views: 4221

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

Following an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2010, an account is available http://www.libmma.org/digital/2013/08/01/extravagant-table-settings/ in this page you have the link to the book mentioned in subject : "Serviettes and how to Fold Them" (Belfast: Robinson & Cleaver, ca.1890,) ...
by Michel G
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Envelope folding
Topic: Japanese folded letter in a film
Replies: 0
Views: 2688

Japanese folded letter in a film

The film is "Silk" by François Girard (2007) from the book "Seda" (1997) by Alessandro Baricco. The novel/film is about a 19th century French silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler who travels to Japan in search of silkworm eggs to replace his town's supply that were killed by disease. He meets a Japanes...
by Michel G
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Paper box 1730-1750
Replies: 1
Views: 2141

Paper box 1730-1750

From an advertising of a paper's shop in Paris (see under the right foot of the angel) http://collection.waddesdon.org.uk/images/large/collection/trade%20cards/3686.2.58.155.jpg The complete notice of this document is there http://collection.waddesdon.org.uk/search.do;jsessionid=3LLEwFhMPNGdwLMPrww4...
by Michel G
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Plaited polyhedra 1960
Replies: 0
Views: 2188

Plaited polyhedra 1960

No really pure origami...
But using strip of paper and no glue !
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/plaited-polyhedra/
by Michel G
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Paper's crane film
Replies: 4
Views: 3888

Re: Paper's crane film

At 1:03 min in the video, you can see in poster on the wall, the letter "OAN" [more evident in the BO Mag 224 (January 2004) on page 9]
So, as mentioned in the mag, the Lady is the "delicious" : Joan Homewood !
by Michel G
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Didaktiks conference
Topic: 2014 conference
Replies: 0
Views: 2604

2014 conference

Dear previous participants, Everybody who is interested, The conference for the didactics of paperfolding will again take place in November. Please register by using the updated registration form: http://www.nickrobinson.info/origami/didaktiks/eng/registration_en.html Just click "submit" and you'll ...
by Michel G
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Yoshizawa's books signed (and inscribed) to Gershon Legman
Replies: 0
Views: 2245

Yoshizawa's books signed (and inscribed) to Gershon Legman

These 3 books are sold there For the first http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=11768840105&searchurl=dj%3Don%26amp%3Bsortby%3D1%26amp%3Btn%3Dorigami with some images http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/FrameBase?content=/en/imagegallery/imagegallery.shtml?images=http://pictures.abebooks.com...
by Michel G
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Historical paper's catalogue
Replies: 0
Views: 2191

Historical paper's catalogue

You will surprised by the following
http://www.biblio.com/book/sample-japan ... /688261555
At this price : do not fold the sheets !