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Book Review: folding techniques for designers

Many designers incorporate folding into their design repertoire to breathe life to two-dimensional materials. Folding Techniques for Designers explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.

Author Paul Jackson has been a professional paper folder and paper artist since 1982 and has created 30 books on paper arts and crafts in addition to teaching more than 150 university-level design courses. It’s a testament to his skill as a teacher that his tutorials and directions are clear and easy to follow as his directions guide readers from the basics through advanced techniques. For a taste of his teaching style, check out these videos of introductory techniques.


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