Origami Design Secrets, 2nd Edition

Origami Design Secrets 2nd Edition by Robert Lang

Today I finally got round to adding most of my new origami book acquisitions of the last half year. Amongst them is also "Origami Design Secrets, Second Edition" by Robert J. Lang.

As someone asked whether it was worth the buy if you already had the first edition, I figured it'd be helpful to point out some differences and my thoughts on the question.

The first thing you notice when holding the second edition is that it's heavier. That's no surprise, as Robert Lang made some substantial changes - much to the joy of many origami enthusiasts. The first edition impressed with 594 pages full of high-quality content going into techniques, mathematics, and folding instructions. The second edition tops that by an extra 176 pages, an extra 30% of content! It's noteworthy that chapter 14 on algorithms (10 pages) from the first edition was removed in the second edition. While very mathematically inclined may have enjoyed the mathematical formulas and very theory-heavy chapter, I believe for most origami enthusiasts the tradeoff of removing this chapter to make space for other content was a good one.

Finalizing the Video - Closed Captions, Uploading, and the Like

The sixth and last article in my video creation guide just went online. This time it's about the finalizing tasks: adding captions, making the video available, and publicizing it: http://www.origami-u...

Here's a quick overview of all articles in the series:

  1. Making Video Diagrams: A Comprehensive Guide http://www.origami-u...
  2. Asking for Permission - the Why and How http://www.origami-u...

Editing: How the Magic Paper Works

The fifth article in my series on video diagramming has been online for a while now, but I'm only getting to announcing it here now. This next article is all about editing the recorded video: http://www.origami-u...

Previous articles:

  1. Making Video Diagrams: A Comprehensive Guide http://www.origami-u...
  2. Asking for Permission - the Why and How http://www.origami-u...

Article on how to publicize origami books online

I wrote an article on some ideas for publicizing origami books online. I hope this will help authors promote their books further, and thus lead to more sales. But it also gives some suggestions how each and every one of us can support the creators - not just by buying the book.
You can read it at OrigamiUSA's The Fold: http://www.origami-u...
And a big thank you to all authors and creators for all the work they put into publishing books!

Happy reading,

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