Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art, Second Edition

Robert J. Lang

October 5, 2011 by A K Peters/CRC Press
Reference - 770 Pages
ISBN 9781568814360 - CAT# K13068

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    • Introduces the fundamental building blocks of origami, building up to advanced box-pleating techniques, hex pleating, and polygon packing methods and teaching the reader how to develop intuitions and skills necessary for original origami design
    • Coverage ranges from the foundations of origami construction to advanced methods using both paper-and-pencil and custom-built free software
    • Emphasizes the marriage between mathematics and origami
    • Provides step-by-step instructions for 26 origami models and structural blueprints for many more
    Watch Robert Lang’s TED Talk: The math and magic of origami.


    The magnum opus of one of the world’s leading origami artists, the second edition of Origami Design Secrets reveals the underlying concepts of origami and how to create original origami designs. Containing step-by-step instructions for 26 models, this book is not just an origami cookbook or list of instructions—it introduces the fundamental building blocks of origami, building up to advanced methods such as the combination of uniaxial bases, the circle/river method, and tree theory. With corrections and improved illustrations, this new expanded edition also covers uniaxial box pleating, introduces the new design technique of hex pleating, and describes methods of generalizing polygon packing to arbitrary angles.

    With coverage spanning the foundations of origami construction and advanced methods using both paper and pencil and custom-built free software, Origami Design Secrets helps readers cultivate the intuition and skills necessary to develop their own designs. It takes them beyond merely following a recipe to crafting a work of art.


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