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Postby stuckie27 » June 2nd, 2003, 5:03 am

I just got a gift certificate for Barnes and Noble, I am now going to buy Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art by Lang.

Anybody else ordering this, or have any info on the book.
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Postby TheRealChris » June 2nd, 2003, 10:35 pm

or have any info on the book


not more than what was told in the list...

but I'm surely not going to buy this book, because I would probably not read it. I'm not interested in becoming a designer and reading an english book wouldn't be much fun (following the words and the sense... a hard piece of bread :wink: english isn't my mother tongue)
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Postby saj » June 3rd, 2003, 1:10 am

More than half of this book has diagrams and crease patterns, so not all of it involves reading!
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Postby TheRealChris » June 3rd, 2003, 7:42 am

maybe I will take a look and change my mind... maybe
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Postby stuckie27 » June 3rd, 2003, 8:09 pm

TheRealChris wrote:
or have any info on the book


not more than what was told in the list...

but I'm surely not going to buy this book, because I would probably not read it. I'm not interested in becoming a designer and reading an english book wouldn't be much fun (following the words and the sense... a hard piece of bread :wink: english isn't my mother tongue)

I am extremely looking forward to reading it, and learning how to design origami better. I cant wait.

When is it comming out?
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Postby wolf » August 4th, 2003, 5:22 pm

From what I heard, around September or so.

I got a sneak preview of the book during the OUSA con this year, and it's absolutely amazing! A large part of it is an extension of the Treemaker manual. The other chapters talk about traditional bases and hybrids based on those, and a lot of chapters on detailing, for instance, how to split points, how to fold scales, etc. At the end of each chapter are diagrams of 2-3 models which illustrate the concepts described in that chapter.

So yeah, it's great even if you don't design.
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Postby saj » August 5th, 2003, 2:35 pm

Wow! you actually managed to get a sneak preview of the book? cool.

Yeah I think that the inclusion of the Black Forest Cuckoo Clock is worth the price of the book!

Cant wait!
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Postby stuckie27 » August 5th, 2003, 5:41 pm

saj wrote:Wow! you actually managed to get a sneak preview of the book? cool.

Yeah I think that the inclusion of the Black Forest Cuckoo Clock is worth the price of the book!

Cant wait!


Yea, but will anyone be able to fold it.
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Postby wolf » August 6th, 2003, 2:44 am

IIRC, most of the BFCC is box pleated, so the hardest part would be finding, measuring and cutting a rectangle of the right length. :D
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Postby saj » August 6th, 2003, 12:58 pm

Although I still haven't folded the Cuckoo Clock from Complete Origami, one of the first things that put me off was the paper size. :?

I can't wait to fold some more insects though!

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Postby stuckie27 » August 19th, 2003, 7:02 pm

Robert Lang said on the origami list ODS will be released in middle September instead of the end of September.

Good News!
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