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Der Kindergarten by A S Fischer, 1895
 
'Der Kindergarten' by A S Fischer was published by Alfred Holder in Wien in 1895. It contains brief sections on 'Das Falten' (paperfolding) and 'Das Aufschneiden' (paper folding and cutting). It also contains a two page Bibliography, although this is of general Froebelian books and not specific to paperfolding.

This book is in German and set in Fractur. I do not speak German and Google Lens does not transcribe or translate Fractur well. Consequently, it is probable that there will be errors and omissions on this page. If anyone can supply corrections or further information to me I will be most grateful.

The Plates are included in the analysis. The full text of the chapter about 'Das Falten' is given at the foot of the page.

A full copy of the book can be accessed here.

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Analysis

Das Falten (Paperfolding)

Schonheitsformen (Forms of Beauty)

No instructions for making these forms are given in the text. They are all developable from a simple blintzed square by manipulating the blintzes.

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Lebensformen (Folds of Life)

The illustration shows:

1 to 4 - preliminary folds

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5, Einen Orden (a medal) - The Cross

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6, Eine Jade (?) - The Jacket

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7, Winduhlflugel (windmill sails) - The Windmill

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8, Eine Hose - The Trousers

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9, Einen Kahn mit Hauschen (boat with little house) - The Boat with Sail

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10, Einen Doppelkahn - The Double Boat

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11, Einen Generalshut (a General's hat) - The Mitre

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12. Ein Bennal (?) - The Pencil Case

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Das Aufschneiden (paper folding and cutting).

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Source Pages

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