Mathematics and Art
(Models used with Helena Verrill's permission)
Origami models of polyhedra use approaches where the panels become the faces of the polyhedra, so that the challenge becomes producing panels with different numbers of sides with the same edge lengths. One can also produce polyhedra which are "pyramided." By this I mean that the solids represent convex polyhedra with pyramids erected on each face. (Those are not stellations in the usual sense that geometers use this term.) Other polyhedra like these emphasize the edges of the polyhedron and in essence serve as rigid rod models for the polyhedra. They resemble Leonardo da Vinci's drawings that demonstrated emerging techniques of drawing polyhedra in perspective.
(Used with the permission of Joe Gilardi)
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