Star Origami: The Starrygami™ Galaxy of Modular Origami Stars, Rings and Wreaths

 

“Star Origami: The Starrygami™ Galaxy of Modular Origami Stars, Rings and Wreaths” was published on 22 September 2021. It features over 60 modular origami stars, rings and wreaths. View sample contents here: Star Origami (ISBN 9781032022338) Contents and read the description and reviews from the publisher:

Book Description

“Star Origami is a festival of folding fun that is sure to inspire. Tung Ken’s stellar designs are rich with invention, and as always, his works are beautifully illustrated and written by him. Those eager for the math behind the designs will not be disappointed.”
— Michael LaFosse (Origamido® Studio), author of over 50 origami books including Geometric Origami: The Art of Modular Paper Sculpture

“Tung Ken Lam is one of the world’s leading exponents of modular origami design. His books never disappoint.”
— David Mitchell, author of Mathematical Origami and founder of origamiheaven.com

“Perfect for teachers to guide students to explore the relationships between the properties of rectangles and the folded stars. The curious and motivated student will find hours of mathematical buried treasure through folding.”
– Charlene Morrow, Director, SummerMath, Mount Holyoke College and Past Board Chair, OrigamiUSA

“Star Origami provides a treasure trove of relevant math foundations, and suggestive pathways for the creative journey. It has already stimulated new directions for my own star structures.”
— Arnold Tubis, author of Unfolding Mathematics with Origami Boxes and Tessellation Inspired Origami Box Designs

 

Star Origami: The Starrygami™ Galaxy of Modular Origami Stars, Rings and Wreaths is an exciting collection of origami rings, stars and wreaths made using the modular technique, including clear instructions for making them.

Features

    • Over sixty paper stars, all made without cutting, gluing or decorating using the modular origami technique
    • Hundreds of clear step-by-step instructions show you how, based on the technique of folding a small number of simple units and joining them together as a satisfying puzzle
    • Secret tips to make new shapes just by varying a few lengths and angles
    • Suitable for teaching and learning art, geometry and mathematics. Teachers will appreciate the practical advice to succeed in using origami for education.

Reviews

Star Origami is a festival of folding fun that is sure to inspire. Ken’s stellar designs are rich with invention and, as always, his works are beautifully written and illustrated. Those eager for the math behind the designs will not be disappointed—this is one of Tung Ken Lam’s most exemplary efforts and not to be missed!
— Michael LaFosse (Origamido® Studio) author of over 50 origami books including Geometric Origami: The Art of Modular Paper Sculpture

 

“The modular origami-star creator faces an unlimited world of design possibilities, from random fidgeting to myriad explorations guided by mathematics.  For the latter, Star Origami provides a treasure trove of relevant math foundations, and suggestive pathways for the creative journey. It has already stimulated new directions for my own star structures.”
Arnold Tubis, Author of Unfolding Mathematics with Origami Boxes and Tessellation Inspired Origami Box Designs

 

“Tung Ken Lam is one of the world’s leading exponents of modular origami design. His books never disappoint.”
– David Mitchell, author of Mathematical Origami and founder of www.origamiheaven.com

“A handy catalog of classes of rectangles and their mathematical properties. Perfect for teachers who can guide students in an exploration of the relationship between the properties of rectangles and stars that can be formed from them by folding. The curious and motivated student will find hours of mathematical buried treasure through folding.”
– Charlene Morrow, Director, SummerMath, Mount Holyoke College and Pas Board Chair, OrigamiUSA

 

“[T]he combination of artistic creativity and mathematical precision is both astounding and inspirational in equal measures.”
– Sep Riahi, CEO, Global Tinker

“A beautifully written and easy to navigate guide to folding a wonderful range of modular origami stars, from simple models suitable for children and beginners, to more complex models to challenge and delight the experienced folder.

 

This is a wonderful compendium for teachers of mathematics, containing many simple but pleasing models suitable for children and beginners, several of which can be made from A4 printer paper, perfect for the busy teacher! Tung Ken Lam also includes a comprehensive section to support teachers to manage the activities in a classroom, showing how to gently draw out the mathematics inherent in the paper folding process. There are also instructions for exploring the designs in computer graphics and dynamic geometry programs.

Truly a treasure of a book!”

– Clarissa Grandi, author of the Artful Maths books and ArtfulMaths.com.