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Re: turn-turn-turn structure
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: turn-turn-turn structure
- From: Seko Julia <sekoj@STRIPE.COLORADO.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 13:44:43 -0600
- In-Reply-To: <199705271803.MAA11323@stripe.Colorado.EDU>
- Message-Id: <199705271945.MAA23754@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
I got the Idaho Center for the Book tetraflexagon and it's true,
tetraflexagons _are_ tricky to figure out if there's no one nearby to
"flex" them for you. Try this: Open it as you would open a book (a tall,
narrow book). Now close the "book" and turn it around so that the
"spine" is facing you instead of the front (fore edge, I think it's
called). Now suspend your disbelief and open the spine as if it were the
fore edge. It will open like a book and reveal another side. Keep doing
this until you have seen all sides--I think the tetraflexagon has 4.
Have you seen Susan King's tetraflexagon? I believe it's called
_The Queen of Wands_. It has a little diagram explaining how to flex the
piece. I also made a tri-tetraflexagon last year.
Good luck. You should try flexing a dodecahexaflexagon!
> Dear Book Art-ers:
> This brings up a question I've had for awhile and, either thru fear of
> appearing ignorant or just wanting to figure it out for myself, I have
> not asked for help.
> This concerns the Idaho Center for Book's recent publication "Idaho by
> the Book." This is supposed to be a "tetraflexagon" series of maps
> about Idaho's history. Included are three maps and accompanying text
> which somehow flexes and turns in on itself to make the thing readable.
> It includes instructions, which, unfortunately, I have never been able
> to figure out. I am not criticizing the instructions (or the instructions
> that Pat Baldwin will include in her book (I'm just using her message
> as a catalyst). All I would really like is some help from someone else
> who purchased this tetraflexagon on how to make it work.
> This might be something to reply off the list unless there are other
> unenlightened souls out there like myself. Thanks for any and all
> +-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-+ By all means leave the road when you wish.
> | Eric Alstrom | That is precisely the use of a road: to reach
> | | individually chosen points of departure. By
> | Athens, Ohio | all means break the rules, and break them
> | | beautifully, deliberately and well. That is
> | firstname.lastname@example.org | one of the ends for which they exist.
> +-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-+ R. Bringhurst: The Elements of Typographic Style.