By Mukerji, Meenakshi
Wondrous One Sheet Origami covers a wide range of folding levels from simple to high intermediate, with more emphasis towards the latter. The book should appeal to audiences 12 years of age and above, or to children folding at higher than their age level. Most of the designs are ...flat, and hence extremely suitable for mounting on greetings cards or for framing as gifts. Photos of the designs have been in the social media for some time and appreciated by many. Folding instructions were requested by several avid viewers and longtime folders. Features The diagrams in this book follow standard origami symbols pioneered by origami master Akira Yoshizawa The styles of guest contributors have been preserved instead of changing them simply for the sake consistency across the book. The origami diagramming language is very powerful with barely any need for written instructions with some exceptions when a little explanation may be required.Read more
Meenakshi Mukerji (Adhikari) was introduced to origami in early childhood by her uncle Bireshwar Mukhopadhyay. She rediscovered origami in its modular form as an adult in 1995, quite by chance, when a friend, Shobha Prabakar, took her to a modular origami class taught by Doug Philips. This newfound mathematical and structural side of modular origami rekindled her passion for the art, and soon after, she started designing and displaying origami on her popular website origamee.net. The website features colorful photo galleries and links to a myriad of free diagrams with nearly two million hits to date. In 2005, Origami USA presented her with the Florence Temko award for generously sharing her work on her website. In April 2007, her first book Marvelous Modular Origami was published followed in quick succession by six more books, listed next. She has been a featured artist and a special guest at various origami conventions both in the USA and abroad. Although known for modular designs, she also has many single sheet designs to her credit. Meenakshi regularly contributes to various origami periodicals and exhibits her work at conventions and various other exhibitions. She is a member of Origami USA and British Origami Society, and an editor for OUSA's online magazine, The Fold. People who have provided her with much origami encouragement and inspiration are David Petty [Pet98], Rosalinda Sanchez, Robert Lang [Lan04], Francis Ow [Owrig], Rona Gurkewitz [Gurke], Ravi Apte, Rachel Katz [Kat01], and the numerous visitors of her website. Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Meenakshi obtained her BS in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a MS in computer science from Portland State University, Oregon. She then joined the software industry and worked for more than a decade. She is now at home in California devoting her time to family, traveling, designing origami, authoring origami books and, of course, spreading the joy of origami. Meenakshi Mukerji's work is both intricate and lovely. She's greatly respected in the origami world, one of the well-known world leaders in modular origami. Her books offer a nice exposition of the mathematical elements, but you're not being hit over the head with math lessons. You learn things without even realizing that you have. - Dr. Robert J. Lang in an interview published by San Jose Mercury News, May 21st, 2008.
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