Celebrations at Taliesin and Stillbend, photos galore!

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Mark Hertzberg
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Celebrations at Taliesin and Stillbend, photos galore!

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Those origami decorative lights are truly lovely. Wright might approve?

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I was the fortunate first in my freshman design class to discover that, if you take a rectangle (but not a square) of paper and make five folds in it, you get a simple four-surfaced geometric solid. The folded-paper decorations exhibit the first four (identical) folds of this pattern. The fifth fold crosses the center of the sheet; cellophane tape joins the edges to each other. Try it ! Hint: make the cross fold first, then mark the mid-points of the short edges to make the diagonal folds.

Maybe I was inspired by my early exposure to Wright ? Heh-heh . . .

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SDR--one of your lovely sketches diagramming this folded paper discovery would be most illuminating. (Ok, I also love any chance to see Stephen's sketches...they are always masterfully done).

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Thank you, Eric -- I'm in hard-line drafting mode, so here's a quick pencil sk of the proposed object, drawn on 8 1/2" x 11" bond with a .5 mm HB lead in my trusty PaperMate Logo II pencil.

Folds are shown in a sheet of paper and the two elevations of the resulting polyhedron. I think the assignment was something like "fold a sheet of paper to enclose space." It was nice to find
a way to enclose the maximum of volume, without cutting or overlapping the paper . . .


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Here's what I'm slaving away on -- elevations and a section of an old ark in the Haight-Ashbury.

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Nice drawing !

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