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Lang, Robert J. (Robert James) 1961-

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Most widely held works by Robert J Lang
Origami design secrets : mathematical methods for an ancient art by Robert J Lang( )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book contains detailed step-by-step instructions for 25 original figures and structural blueprints for many more. Origami novices will find directions for a variety of simple and charming figures, a hummingbird, an elephant, a baby. Origami aficionados will find such challenging masterpieces as a moose with a full set of antlers, a complete train, and the legendary (and never-before-published) Black Forest Cuckoo Clock." "What sets this book apart from other origami books is that in addition to the folding instructions, it presents - for the first time - comprehensive methods that allow one to design original origami figures."--Jacket
Between the folds : a film about finding inspiration in unexpected places by Vanessa Gould( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science. This film chronicles 10 of their stories: three of the world's foremost origami artists, less conventional artists, abstract artists, advanced mathematicians and a remarkable scientist who received a MacArthur Genius Award for his computational origami research. While debates ebb and flow on issues of folding technique, symbolism and purpose, this film shows how closely art and science are intertwined. The medium of paper folding--a simple blank, uncut square--emerges as a metaphor for the creative potential of transformation in all of us
Origami zoo : an amazing collection of folded paper animals by Robert J Lang( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents step-by-step instructions for thirty-seven animal projects folded from square or rectangular pieces of paper, including designs for a dolphin, gorilla, frog, roadrunner, and panda
The complete book of origami : step-by-step instructions in over 1000 diagrams : 37 original models by Robert J Lang( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents step-by-step instructions for making nearly forty origami figures, arranged in order of difficulty; includes such advanced projects as a pianist, Viking ship, and cuckoo clock, and also provides a historical overview of origami and a guide to introductory folds
Folding paper : the infinite possibilities of origami by Meher McArthur( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion guide to the exhibition of the same name chronicles the evolution of the art of paper folding in both the East and West and explore the intersection of art and science in origami
Origami in action : paper toys that fly, flap, gobble, and inflate! by Robert J Lang( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents step-by-step diagrams, instructions, and a photographs of 39 action origami models
The origami revolution : [discover how scientists are using origami to transform our world]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origami, the century old tradition of paper folding is now at the heart of a scientific revolution. Scientists are discovering that folding is a powerful tool to explore the limits of science. Engineers and designers are now adopting origami designs to conquer space or reshape the world around us. From aircraft design to protein folding to micro-robots, join NOVA to discover how the age-old art of origami is transforming our world
Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's greatest origami master : featuring over 60 models and 1000 diagrams by the master by Akira Yoshizawa( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive survey of the extraordinary work of Akira Yoshizawa, who is widely acknowledged to be the father of modern origami. This book presents Yoshizawa's own collection of over 60 models folded by the master himself along with instructional drawings and texts from his private collection most of them published here for the very first time. Yoshizawa was an avid innovator who played a seminal role in the "rebirth" of origami in the modern world. He served as a bridge between past and present, between the ancient traditional craft and the development of origami as a modern practice both in terms of inventing new techniques and in preserving the traditional Japanese forms of origami. Above all, he elevated origami to the status of a true art. It is largely due to his work that origami today is practiced in every country of the world and has a huge international following. Photographs of the models were taken expressly for the book by Kazuo Hamada, a leading Japanese art photographer
Origami insects and their kin : step-by-step instructions in over 1500 diagrams by Robert J Lang( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructions for twenty models: treehopper, spotted ladybug, orb weaver, tarantula, tick, ant, butterfly, scarab beetle, cicada, grasshopper, black pine sawyer, dragonfly, hercules beetle, long-necked seed bug, pill bug, praying mantis, stag beetle, paper wasp, samurai helmet beetle, and scorpion; all folded from a single square of paper with no cuts
Origami 4 : Fourth International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education by Robert J Lang( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The connections between origami, mathematics, science, technology, and education have been a topic of considerable interest now for several decades. While many individuals have happened upon discrete connections among these fields during the twentieth century, the field really took off when previously isolated individuals began to make stronger connections with each other through a series of conferences exploring the links between origami and "the outside world."" "The Fourth International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education (4OSME), held in September, 2006, at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, brought together an unprecedented number of researchers presenting on topics ranging from mathematics, to technology, to educational uses of origami, to fine art, and to computer programs for the design of origami. Selected papers based on talks presented at that conference make up the book you hold in your hands."--Jacket
Origami sea life by John Montroll( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated instruction book features 38 unusual subjects, from simple to complex, each graded for difficulty. Sailfish, tadpole, killer whale, bay barnacle, dolphin, horseshoe crab, barracuda, blue crab, American lobster and many more. Step-by-step instructions, notes on animals, technique of wet folding, much more. Over 2400 black-and-white illustrations
Origami 5 : Fifth International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education by Patsy Wang-Iverson( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While many individuals have discovered discrete connections among origami, mathematics, science, technology, and education during the twentieth century, the field really took off when previously isolated individuals began to make stronger connections with each other, exploring the links between origami and "the outside world." This volume brings together an unprecedented number of researchers who discuss topics ranging from mathematics to technology to educational uses of origami to fine art to computer programs for the design of origami"--
Twists, tilings, and tessellations : mathematical methods for geometric origami by Robert J Lang( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by one of the world's leading origami artists, [this book] describes the underlying principles and mathematics of the exciting field of geometric origami, most notably the field of origami tessellations. It contains design algorithms, folding instructions, and extensive discussion of the underlying mathematical principles and concepts, as well as many beautiful photos of the latest work from world masters in this fast-expanding field. Robert J. Lang has been an avid student of origami for over fifty years and is now recognized as one of the world's leading masters of the art. He is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and his repertoire includes some of the most complex origami designs ever created. His work combines aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield designs that are at once distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold. ... He is one of the pioneers of computational origami techniques, and has published widely on the theory and mathematics of folding."--Back cover
New expressions in origami art : masterworks from 25 leading paper artists by Meher McArthur( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This origami art book features the work of 25 contemporary master folders who are among the most innovative origami artists working today. They are pushing the boundaries of origami vigorously in new directions in terms of style, scale, materials, subject and scope. This elite group includes: Joel Cooper, Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, Paul Jackson, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander, Robert J. Lang, Linda Mihara, Bernie Peyton, Richard Sweeney, and many more. The stunning photos and brilliant essays in this book demonstrate why origami is now an international art movement largely through the efforts and artistic genius of a few contemporary masters. The trailblazing efforts of Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa elevated the paper folding to an artform by showing how subtle shapes and figures could be created from a single sheet of paper though a variety of non-traditional folding techniques. Artists in other parts of the world including the United States, France, England, China and Scandinavia took Yoshizawa's cue and pushed these techniques further and further. The result has been the emergence of many new and surprising sculptural forms created through techniques such as wet folding, curved creasing, tessellating and the application of alternative materials besides paper
A guide to higher learning by Julie Chen( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origami 6 by Mathematics, and Education International Meeting of Origami Science( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Origami 6 is a unique collection of papers illustrating the connections between origami and a wide range of fields. The papers compiled in this two-part set were presented at the 6th International Meeting on Origami Science, Mathematics and Education (10--13 August 2014, Tokyo, Japan). They display the creative melding of origami (or, more broadly, folding) with fields ranging from cell biology to space exploration, from education to kinematics, from abstract mathematical laws to the artistic and aesthetics of sculptural design. This two-part book contains papers accessible to a wide audience, including those interested in art, design, history, and education and researchers interested in the connections between origami and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Part 2 focuses on the connections of origami to education and more applied areas of science: engineering, physics, architecture, industrial design, and other artistic fields that go well beyond the usual folded paper."--
Advanced semiconductor lasers and their applications : from the Topical Meeting on Advanced Semiconductor Lasers and Their Applications, July 21-23, 1999, Santa Barbara, California by Topical Meeting on Advanced Semiconductor Lasers and Their Applications( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origami^{6} : II. Technology, Art, Education by Kōryō Miura( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origami^6 is a unique collection of papers illustrating the connections between origami and a wide range of fields. The papers compiled in this two-part set were presented at the 6th International Meeting on Origami Science, Mathematics and Education (10-13 August 2014, Tokyo, Japan). They display the creative melding of origami (or, more broadly, folding) with fields ranging from cell biology to space exploration, from education to kinematics, from abstract mathematical laws to the artistic and aesthetics of sculptural design. This two-part book contains papers accessible to a wide audience
Origami masters bugs : how the bug wars changed the art of origami( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1990s, members of the Origami Tanteidan Convention in Japan began a unique competition devoted to insects and other arthropods as, over a period of years, artists attempted to one-up each other, successively adding legs, antennae, wings, and more. Each year, the models became increasingly complex, as origami enthusiasts from around the world joined the fray. Beetles became winged beetles. Winged beetles became winged spotted beetles. And so on. Models went from 30 or 40 steps to hundreds of steps. As a result, origami artists developed a range of design techniques that ultimately changed the entire art of origami folding. Bugs continue today to be a favorite subject for origami artists, and this book both describes the original challenges that stretched the art and also includes 12 original contemporary bugs (including one master-level project) designed by some of the most talented origami artists today from around the world, with detailed step-by-step instructions to make them
Origami 6. Proceedings of the Sixth International, Meeting on Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education by Mathematics, and Education International Meeting of Origami Science( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Origami design secrets : mathematical methods for an ancient art
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Origami zoo : an amazing collection of folded paper animalsThe complete book of origami : step-by-step instructions in over 1000 diagrams : 37 original modelsOrigami in action : paper toys that fly, flap, gobble, and inflate!Origami insects and their kin : step-by-step instructions in over 1500 diagramsOrigami 4 : Fourth International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and EducationOrigami sea lifeOrigami 5 : Fifth International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education
Alternative Names
Lang, Robert J.

Lang, Robert J. 1961-

Lang, Robert J. (Robert James), 1961-

Lang, Robert James.

Robert J. Lang American physicist, mathematician and origami expert

Robert J. Lang Amerikaans natuurkundige

Robert J. Lang amerikansk fysikar

Robert J. Lang amerikansk fysiker

Robert J. Lang físico estadounidense

Robert J. Lang logiels inventés pour origami

Robert J. Lang US-amerikanischer Physiker

Robert Lang

Лэнг, Роберт

Роберт Ленг

רוברט ג'. לאנג

رابرت جی لنق

رابرت جی لنگ فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

ラング, ロバート・J.

ロバート・J・ラング

羅伯特·朗

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