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by Edwin Corrie
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: History
Topic: LITERARY QUOTATIONS
Replies: 13
Views: 9146

Re: LITERARY QUOTATIONS

Thank you Michel for reminding me about the old FOCA Newsletter - I'd completely forgotten that. I will try to see if I can find the one which has the quotations, because I think one of them might have been from Victor Hugo. A small correction to the automatic translation of the Balzac quote: Votre ...
by Edwin Corrie
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pentagonal knot in a strip of paper
Replies: 1
Views: 4043

Pentagonal knot in a strip of paper

The pentagonal knot made from a strip of paper is well known, but I recently became interested in it after finding references in several places to the fact that it was first described (in the West – I believe it was also discovered independently in Japan) by Urbano d’Aviso in 1682. A bit of internet...
by Edwin Corrie
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Exhibition catalogue: "Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures"
Replies: 3
Views: 3674

Re: Exhibition catalogue: "Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures"

The Unamuno letters are an interesting link to the past via this rather important exhibition.

And thanks Michel for pointing out "The Art of Origami". I've had that book for years but I don't think I ever really read the introduction.
by Edwin Corrie
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: History
Topic: LITERARY QUOTATIONS
Replies: 13
Views: 9146

Re: LITERARY QUOTATIONS

I noted down a few references to paperfolding in literature when I was at university, but I'm not sure where they are now. The only one I remember is from Heinrich Böll's "Billard um halbzehn" (1959): "Zerstöre nicht das Papierschiffchen, aus einem Kalenderblatt gefaltet." Translation: "Don't destro...
by Edwin Corrie
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Exhibition catalogue: "Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures"
Replies: 3
Views: 3674

Exhibition catalogue: "Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures"

From David Lister's excellent article on Gershon Legman: In March 1959 Lillian Oppenhimer travelled to Japan to meet Akira Yoshizawa and later in the year she helped to organise "Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures", an exhibition of artistic and geometrical paperfolding at the Cooper Union Museum at N...
by Edwin Corrie
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: origami books that include a bibliography
Replies: 16
Views: 13349

Re: origami books that include a bibliography

Joan mentioned John Smith's Bibliography of Origami in Education and Therapy from the COET '91 book. There's a revised version (updated in 2005) here: http://www.nickrobinson.info/clients/smithy/therapy_education.php And here is Tom Hull's Origami Math bibliography page: http://kahuna.merrimack.edu/...
by Edwin Corrie
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: History
Topic: CARD
Replies: 28
Views: 22382

Re: CARD

Here's a way to make some of the Platonic Solids from business cards, using a technique similar to that of the playing card cube earlier in this thread:

http://www.cutoutfoldup.com/825-busines ... solids.php

Also note the correction to my previous post (change of URL).
by Edwin Corrie
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Random posts
Topic: Magazine folding
Replies: 2
Views: 5218

Magazine folding

Not sure if this is really philosophy, but it's unusual and deserves to be seen:

http://www.inewidea.com/2009/03/09/7280.html
by Edwin Corrie
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson
Replies: 3
Views: 5200

Re: "Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson

This is pure coincidence, but I've just found the same book here (for the third time in one day), if anyone wants to buy an actual hard copy:

http://www.tarquingroup.com/product.php?SKU_Code=2045

OK, I'll try to stop replying to my own posts now...
by Edwin Corrie
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson
Replies: 3
Views: 5200

Re: "Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson

I've just discovered the original version of this, which can be seen and downloaded here:

http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED108963.pdf

The date of publication is 1975. The other version is much clearer, but this one has the publication information.