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Origami inspirations - Stylising traditional models (iBook)


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An occasional anthology series for the serious folder. Origami inspiration seeks to explore the design, philosophy, practice, and inspiration behind the art of the paper folded model. The first booklet explores the continued influence of traditional models, where the basic parameters have been used to influence further developments from the traditional design.

Format: interactive iBook (compatible only with Apple iPad and Apple Mac with OS X 10.9 "Mavericks")

Subjects include (with diagrams):

  • Stylising the traditional crane
  • Crane with stand
  • The Swan with stylisations
  • What would a traditional Dragon have looked like?
  • Yakki San for the Manga age
  • The Chinese vase revisited

Other features:-

  • An audio interview with Rikki Donachie
  • 3D crane visualisation
  • Video and diagram instructions for various models

Contributors include Rikki Donachie, Sjaak Adriaanse and Paul Hanson.

Editor/complier: Paul Hanson

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Installation instructions

  1. Download the .ibooks file to a desktop computer (don't try to download directly to your iPad - it won't work)
  2. Start up iTunes, choose the menu File/Add to Library... and select the file you downloaded
  3. Make sure your iPad is connected to your computer with the USB cable
  4. Find the file in your library, right-click it and choose Sync to iPad
  5. On your iPad, start the iBooks application, and the booklet should be listed as a new book on the bookshelf

  • Product Code: PHOINSP
  • Manufactured by: British Origami Society

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