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The Complete Book of Origami

by Robert J. Lang

Published:
1988 by Dover Publications
Pages:
154
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486258379
ISBN-10:
0486258378

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Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Only on some of the models
Photos of completed models? Yes - B&W by Robin Macey
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Some are from rectangles, or triangles. Some of the rectangles have strange proportions

Overall Impression

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Robert J. Lang is one of the world's leading folders. This book shows some of his early work, progressing from the very simple to super-complex designs.

The thing I don't like about this book, is the fact that the written instruction are separated from the drawn diagrams - which makes the flow less comfortable.

Other than that - it's one of those "must have" books, due to to the challenge and intrigue of the models.

There are 37 Origami Designs in The Complete Book of Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Mouse - white faced

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Robert J. Lang7Square

Also in CDO convention 1990
Origami Mouse - white faced by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Duck

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Robert J. Lang8SquareOrigami Duck by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Fish

Fish

Robert J. Lang9SquareOrigami Fish by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Robert J. Lang11SquareOrigami Swan by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Cap

Clothes - Hats

Robert J. Lang13Rectangle - 1X2Origami Cap by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Shark

Fish - Sharks

Robert J. Lang15SquareOrigami Shark by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Kangaroo

Mammals - Marsupialia - Kangaroos

Robert J. Lang17TriangleOrigami Kangaroo by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat
Rocket

Vehicles - Spacecrafts

Robert J. Lang19SquareOrigami Rocket by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Lady - seated

People

Robert J. Lang20RectangleOrigami Lady - seated by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Nun

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion - Nuns

Robert J. Lang22RectangleOrigami Nun by Robert J. Lang Folded from a rectangle of duo Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Vulture

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Robert J. Lang24SquareOrigami Vulture by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Danielle Verbeeten
Songbird

Birds - Passeriformes

Robert J. Lang25Triangle
King Tut

People - Ethnicities

Robert J. Lang28Square
Gerbil

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Robert J. Lang32TriangleOrigami Gerbil by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Danielle Verbeeten
Dragonfly

Insects

Robert J. Lang34Rectangle - 1X2Origami Dragonfly by Robert J. Lang Folded from a rectangle of Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bald Eagle

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Robert J. Lang37Rectangle - 1X2Origami Bald Eagle by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Andre van Meulebrouck
Grasshopper

Insects

Robert J. Lang41SquareOrigami Grasshopper by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Danielle Verbeeten
Dimetrodon

Dinosaurs

Robert J. Lang45SquareOrigami Dimetrodon by Robert J. Lang Folded from a square of Japanese foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Deer

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

Robert J. Lang48Square
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Robert J. Lang53Rectangle - 1X2Origami Pegasus by Robert J. Lang Folded from a rectangle of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cube

Geometric and other shapes

Robert J. Lang57SquareOrigami Cube by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Illya Arcos
Stellated cubocta

Geometric and other shapes

Robert J. Lang58Rectangle
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Robert J. Lang64Square

A "Blow up" rabbit
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Robert J. Lang68SquareOrigami Elephant by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Danielle Verbeeten
Parrot

Birds - Psittaciformes - Parrots

Robert J. Lang74Square
Biplane

Vehicles - Airplanes

Robert J. Lang79SquareOrigami Biplane by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ira Fine
Turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

Robert J. Lang85SquareOrigami Turtle by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Scorpion

Arachnids - Scorpions

Robert J. Lang91SquareOrigami Scorpion by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Tarantula

Arachnids - Spiders and Arachnids

Robert J. Lang97RectangleOrigami Tarantula by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Patrick Bergeot
Cicada

Insects

Robert J. Lang104RectangleOrigami Cicada by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Seagull

Birds - Charadriiformes - Gulls

Robert J. Lang113Square

Flapping action
Monkey

Mammals - Primates

Robert J. Lang115Square

Clapping action
Viking boat - rowing

Vehicles - Boats

Robert J. Lang117Rectangle - Long stripOrigami Viking boat - rowing by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Violinist

Music and Musicians

Robert J. Lang122Rectangle - A size

Very nice action fold
Origami Violinist by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ira Fine
Bassist

Music and Musicians

Robert J. Lang127Rectangle

Very nice action fold
Origami Bassist by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Pianist

Music and Musicians

Robert J. Lang133Rectangle

Very nice action fold
Origami Pianist by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry
Cuckoo clock

Objects - Timekeeping

Robert J. Lang145Rectangle - Long strip

Also in BOS Magazine 108
Also in Origami USA Convention 1984

With pop up Cuckoo action!
Origami Cuckoo clock by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat