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Folding Techniques for Designers

Book Description

Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal, and many other materials.

This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding, and crumpling. It has applications for architects, product designers, and jewelry and fashion designers

An elegant, practical handbook, Folding for Designers explains over 70 techniques explained with clear step-by-step drawings, crease pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.

The ebook version of this title does not provide access to the companion files.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Copyright
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. 00. Symbols
    1. Introduction
    2. How to Use the Book
  7. 01. Basic Concepts
    1. 1.1. Dividing the Paper
      1. 1.1.1. Linear Divisions: Sixteenths
        1. Linear Thirty-seconds
        2. Linear Sixty-fourths
      2. 1.1.2. Rotational Divisions: Sixteenths
        1. Rotational Sixteenths Variations
        2. Rotational Thirty-seconds
      3. 1.1.3. Diagonal Divisions
      4. 1.1.4. Grid Divisions
    2. 1.2. Symmetrical Repeats
      1. 1.2.1. Translation
      2. 1.2.2. Reflection
      3. 1.2.3. Rotation
      4. 1.2.4. Glide Reflection
    3. 1.3. Stretch and Skew
      1. 1.3.1. Stretch
      2. 1.3.2. Skew
    4. 1.4. Polygons
  8. 02. Basic Pleats
    1. 2.1. Accordion Pleats
      1. 2.1.1. Linear
      2. 2.1.2. Rotational
      3. 2.1.3. Cylinders and Cones
    2. 2.2. Knife Pleats
      1. 2.2.1. Linear
      2. 2.2.2. Rotational
      3. 2.2.3. Reflected
      4. 2.2.4. Cylinders and Cones
    3. 2.3. Box Pleats
      1. 2.3.1. Linear
      2. 2.3.2. Rotational
      3. 2.3.3. Cylinders and Cones
    4. 2.4. Incremental Pleats
  9. 03. Other Pleats
    1. 3.1. Spiral Pleats
      1. 3.1.1. Simple Spirals
      2. 3.1.2. Box Spirals
    2. 3.2. Gathered Pleats
      1. 3.2.1. Accordion Pleat
      2. 3.2.2. Knife Pleats
    3. 3.3. Twisted Pleats
  10. 04. V-Pleats
    1. 4.1. Basic V-pleats
    2. 4.2. Making by Hand
    3. 4.3. Variations
      1. 4.3.1. Moving the Line of Symmetry
      2. 4.3.2. Changing the Angle of the V-pleats
      3. 4.3.3. Breaking Symmetry
      4. 4.3.4. Coexisting Vs
    4. 4.4. Multiple Vs
      1. 4.4.2. Making by Hand
      2. 4.4.3. Variations
    5. 4.5. Grid Vs
      1. 4.5.1. Making by Hand
      2. 4.5.2. Variations
    6. 4.6. Cylindrical Vs
    7. 4.7. Complex Surfaces
  11. 05. Spans & Parabolas
    1. 5.1. X-form Spans
    2. 5.2. V-fold Spans
    3. 5.3. Parabolas
      1. 5.3.1. Basic Parabola
      2. 5.3.2. Variations
  12. 06. Boxes & Bowls
    1. 6.1. Boxes
      1. 6.1.1. Masu Box
      2. 6.1.2. Masu Variations
      3. 6.1.3. Roll Box
      4. 6.1.4. Corner Gather
    2. 6.2. Bowl Forms
  13. 07. No Crease, One Crease
    1. 7.1. No Crease
      1. 7.1.1. No Crease Variations
    2. 7.2. One Crease
      1. 7.2.1. How to Make the Break
      2. 7.2.2. Break Variations
      3. 7.2.3. Making the Break Permanent
      4. 7.2.4. One Crease Variations
      5. 7.2.5. Less than One Crease
      6. 7.2.6. More than One Crease
  14. 08. Crumpling
    1. 8.1. The Basic Technique
      1. 8.1.1. The Basic Method
      2. 8.1.2. Making Ribs
      3. 8.1.3. Making a Mould
    2. 8.2. Linear Crumpling
      1. 8.2.1. The Basic Linear Method
      2. 8.2.2. Linear Forms
    3. 8.3. Rotational Crumpling
      1. 8.3.1. The Basic Rotational Method
      2. 8.3.2. Rotational Forms
    4. 8.4. Advanced Concepts
      1. 8.4.1. 3-D Forms
      2. 8.4.2. Super-sizing
      3. 8.4.3. Crumpling and Morphing
      4. 8.4.4. Multi Layers
  15. FAQs
    1. Acknowledgements