Monday, December 23, 2013
Book Review: Origami Tessellations (Eric Gjerde)
The book really shows clear instructions for each tessellation in the book. It also shows clear pictures which can be used as a basis in making the projects/models. It is because of this book that I fell in love with tessellations. I also made my first tessellation with the help of this book. (Post: Origami Tessellation: Five-and-Four)
But, there are still some mistakes that we have to watch out for. One is the crease pattern for the “Star-Puff Tessellation d. b. Ralf Konrad.
The crease pattern is somehow wrong, but the instructions are still correct. My advice to all beginners there with the model: do NOT follow the crease pattern for that specific tessellation. It will just turn your head upside-down and will also be a waste of effort if you are finished with folding the crease pattern.
Well, hopefully, that is the only mistake in this book that I have observed so far. In a score range of 1-10, 10 being the highest, I will give the book a rating of 9.