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Origami Design Secrets

PostPosted: June 2nd, 2003, 5:03 am
by stuckie27
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.

PostPosted: June 2nd, 2003, 10:35 pm
by TheRealChris
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)

PostPosted: June 3rd, 2003, 1:10 am
by saj
More than half of this book has diagrams and crease patterns, so not all of it involves reading!

PostPosted: June 3rd, 2003, 7:42 am
by TheRealChris
maybe I will take a look and change my mind... maybe

PostPosted: June 3rd, 2003, 8:09 pm
by stuckie27
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?

PostPosted: August 4th, 2003, 5:22 pm
by wolf
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.

PostPosted: August 5th, 2003, 2:35 pm
by saj
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!

PostPosted: August 5th, 2003, 5:41 pm
by stuckie27
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.

PostPosted: August 6th, 2003, 2:44 am
by wolf
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

PostPosted: August 6th, 2003, 12:58 pm
by saj
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!

saj

PostPosted: August 19th, 2003, 7:02 pm
by stuckie27
Robert Lang said on the origami list ODS will be released in middle September instead of the end of September.

Good News!