(2011) This new edition of Origami Design Secrets adds several diagrams for new models, 10 crease patterns for new designs, and new chapters on advanced box-pleating techniques, hex pleating, and polygon packing methods of origami design. ODS2e has 200 pages of new material not in the first edition, but I took out the chapter on mathematical algorithms, figuring most people would not be interested in big, hairy equations. If you are, not to worry: you can download that section.
This is one of my all time favourite origami books. There are diagrams for a wide variety of models ranging from pretty easy to intermediate difficulty. The diagrams are easy to read and throughout the book the author has quick little sections explaining some of the theory and math behind origami and origami design. Nothing too complicated.
This book is essentially a textbook on origami design. Robert Lang takes each chapter to describe a different technique used for designing models and ends each chapter with diagrams for a few models that illustrate the technique discussed. This is a fantastic book for anyone really into paper folding who wants to learn more about how to create their own models. This book also helped me understand how crease patterns work a lot more too.
Roman Diaz is a master at designing paper animals, probably because he works as a veterinarian and this book is a collection of 25 of his excellent animal designs. The book opens up with a text section where Roman Diaz discusses how an origami designer is like a composer and folders are like interpreters and he encourages folders to put their own spin and touches on the models they fold. He has lots of tips and techniques to help folders with this.
This is an amazing book that features exclusively designers from Vietnam. Vietnamese origami has a bit of a different visual style. I think the models look like they have more curved than straight lines. This book has a collection of diagrams from 14 different Vietnamese origami artists and pretty much all the models are awesome. They start off pretty easy and get more difficult throughout the book. The last several models get quite complex and then there are a couple of crease patterns for some very complex models. Most of the models are intermediate to advanced level though. Pretty much everything in this book is awesome so you should definitely check it out.
The NID DAT Entrance Syllabus for prelims includes topics like Drawing fundamentals, Innovation in design, Theme development, Exercises on imagination, Graphics & pictograms, Principles of composition, Design theory, etc. The syllabus for NID DAT Mains involves topics such as Model making, Material manipulation, Audio-visual exercises, the Importance of body language, Doodling, Creative thinking, and the likes.
It's a Winter Wonderland. That is the theme for the 2004 origami holiday tree at the American Museum of Natural History. It was designed and decorated by Delrosa Marshall (NY) and Sok Song (NY) using over a thousand models including rookeries of penguins, herds of ibex, pods of orcas, parliaments of owls and over 300 snowflakes. Many OrigamiUSA member folded models for the tree and a full ist of those volunteers will appear in the next issue of the PAPER. Thank you to all who helped create this wonderful origami display. Cover photo by Lynton Gardiner 2b1af7f3a8