Excellent how to s and theory on the technical aspects of origami design There s really nothing to add.Some of the designs are less than fascinating, but this is not a diagram book The designs are to show techniques.Some of the designs ARE incredible though. This is like a text book of origami theory it could easily be turned into a college level math course Chapters on model bases, folding techniques, creating additional points to work with like how it s possible to make a spider with eight legs out of a paper with only four corners , creating textures plates , asymmetrical designs, different design theories each chapter has folding instructions for models that demonstrate examples of the concept just covered Most of these models are advanced level and may take several hours to complete One thing I learned when approaching a new model is to practice folding it multiple times on different sizes and weights of paper until you have achieved the skill to make a final version on a well chosen piece of paper Not every origami model is best made with origami paper that you buy at the craft store The shared knowledge of how to fold an origami model is not what this book is about it is about the far less discussed tactics of designing origami models how did anyone come up with those steps in the first place There are many crease pattern diagrams, a chapter devoted to mathematical algorithms, and an extensive and valuable reference for when you become obsessed with paper folding, as you just might after reading this book Yes, I want to attempt the koi fish on the cover I really like this book I tend to like math and understand it, am logic thinking, patient and analytical I d recommend this book to anyone along those characteristics I m not sure that it would interest everyone who picked it up I ve done origami as a kid, but it s not really been a huge hobby of mine so don t be afraid to dive into it, just don t expect it to be a walk in the park, either. Very good TreeMaker program software for the design of origami bases. A fascinating look at how one of the world s leading origami artists design their models It contained topics such as point splitting, circle packing, and box pleating, along with some very nice models to demonstrate the ideas in the book It also includes the crease patterns for numerous other models, if you are skilled enough to fold a base from a crease pattern The only problem was that Lang just about assumed that the reader had a degree in computation and number theory, which I most certainly do not, so I was pretty much lost on his chapter about tree theory Other than that it was a great book. Be forewarned, this is NOT your average 20 origami designs for beginners book The few patterns illustrated are there as examples for the text, which is substantial and quite intelligent The author possibly the only living professional full time origamist in the world seriously, he makes a living just folding paper does an admirable job of analyzing advanced theories of origami As one example, the cover model a fish covered in individual scales from one piece of square paper leads a chapter on how to pre embed pattern grids into regions destined for specific surfaces Really eye opening possibilities here. Superb Had a lot of fun making the Baby, I ll try the Koi next time is it fair to say you liked a book if you haven t finished it recalled by the library, but what i read was interactive mind expanding fun. Robert J Lang, One Of The Worlds Foremost Origami Artists And Scientists, Presents The Never Before Described Mathematical And Geometric Principles That Allow Anyone To Design Original Origami, Something Once Restricted To An Elite Few From The Theoretical Underpinnings To Detailed Step By Step Folding Sequences, This Book Takes A Modern Look At The Centuries Old Art Of Origami Alright The man easily surpasses the book and its content just check out his website and work in the medical supply and air bag engineering fields And then read The People of Paper.
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- 594 pages
- Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art
- Robert J. Lang
- 12 July 2018 Robert J. Lang