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Folding techniques for designers: from sheet to form

Folding techniques for designers: from sheet to form

Jackson, Paul, 1956-

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 book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Laurence King, c2011
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Statement of responsibility: Paul Jackson
ISBN: 1856697215, 9781856697217
Physical Description: 223 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Subject: Paper folding (Graphic design); Art and Design.


  1. 1. Basics 1.1 Divisions 1.2 Symmetrical Repeats 1.3 Stretch and Skew 1.4 Using Different Polygons
  2. 2. Basic Pleats 2.1 Accordion Pleats 2.2 Knife Pleats 2.3 Box Pleats 2.4 Progressive Pleats
  3. 3. Other Pleats 3.1 Spiral Pleats 3.2 Closed Pleats 3.3 Twisted Pleats
  4. 4. V-Pleats 4.1 Making By Hand 4.2 Variations 4.3 Multiple Vs 4.4 Grid Vs 4.5 Cylindrical Vs 4.6 Complex Surfaces
  5. 5. Spans and Parabolas 5.1 X-form Spans 5.2 V-fold Spans 5.3 Parabolas
  6. 6. Boxes and Bowls 6.1 Boxes: Flat Box, Gusset Box, Square Gusset Box, Hemmed Box, Hemmed Box Variations, Masu Box, Masu Box Variations, Facted Box 6.2 Bowl Forms
  7. 7. No Crease, One Crease 7.1 No Crease 7.2 One Crease
  8. 8. Crumpling 8.1 The Basic Technique 8.2 Parallel Crumples 8.3 Rotational Crumpling 8.4 Crumpling Pre-made 3D Forms
  9. 9. How to Develop Your Own Folding