Publications: Diagrams

These are publications that include instructional diagrams for some of my designs.

Techno Origami 15

Convention book of the 15 Plener Origami — 15th Outdoor Origami Meeting (OOM) in Krakow, Poland.

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The Beauty of Origami

(2015) A publication from Gallery Origami House, containing new designs from origami artists around the world.

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Origami: des grands maîtres américains

by Marc Kirschenbaum. To be published by Nuinui, an imprint of Snake SA.

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Origami Master Class: Flowers

by Marcio Noguchi. Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Race Point Publishing (April 7, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937994406 ISBN-13: 978-1937994402

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Drawing Origami

Published: 2014 by SARL Passion Origami. Pages: 208. Binding: Hardcover or E-book. Language: English and French. ISBN-13: 9782844240903. ISBN-10: 2844240909.

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Horses in Origami

Edited by John Montroll. Series: Dover Origami Papercraft Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Dover Publications (July 17, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 048649960X ISBN-13: 978-0486499604

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Origami Masters Bugs

by Marcio Noguchi. Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Race Point Publishing; First Edition, First edition (September 15, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937994104 ISBN-13: 978-1937994105

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Paper Pentasia: An Aperiodic Surface in Modular Origami

Robert J. Lang and Barry Hayes, “Paper Pentasia: an Aperiodic Surface in Modular Origami”, The Mathematical Intelligencer, December 2013, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 61-74. [PDF].

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Maine Lobster [pdf]

In the PDF download store of OrigamiUSA’s online store, The Origami Source.

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Makalu [pdf]

In the PDF download store of OrigamiUSA’s online store, The Origami Source.

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Peter’s Snowflake [pdf]

In the PDF download store of OrigamiUSA’s online store, The Origami Source.

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Shizuoka Cicada [pdf]

In the PDF download store of OrigamiUSA’s online store, The Origami Source.

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Sea Creatures in Origami

(2011) (with John Montroll) This contains the other half of the models that were in Origami Sea Life, plus a handful of not previously published designs: from John, an Octopus and Parrotfish; from me, Hideko’s Goldfish, Banded Angelfish, and Rock Lobster.

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Origami Design Secrets, 2nd Edition

(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 […]

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Stanford Magazine, May/June 2011

“The Mind-Bending Artistry of Robert J. Lang.” See the article online here.

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Origami Worldwide

by John Montroll and Brian K. Webb Paperback: 120 pages Publisher: Dover Publications (September 15, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0486483622 ISBN-13: 978-0486483627

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Origami Under the Sea

(2010) (with John Montroll) This contains about half of the models that were in Origami Sea Life, plus a handful of not previously published designs: from John, a Perch and Swordfish; from me, Tokinobu’s Goldfish, Gourami, Ray, and Siamese Fighting Fish.

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The Fold 1

Published online at https://origamiusa.org/thefold/article/diagrams-finch.

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BOS Convention 2009 Spring

Diagram book for the British Origami Society Spring 2009 convention.

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Picture Perfect Origami

by Nick Robinson. Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; 1st edition (March 18, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0312375964 ISBN-13: 978-0312375966

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Origami Kit for Dummies

by Nick Robinson. Paperback: 292 pages Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 11, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0470758570 ISBN-13: 978-0470758571

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The Joy of Origami

by Margaret van Sicklen. Paperback: 260 pages Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (October 24, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0761139885 ISBN-13: 978-0761139881

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Origami Sourcebook

by Jay Ansill. Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Quarry Books (June 1, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 1592530656 ISBN-13: 978-1592530656

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Fold a Day Calendar

By Margaret van Sicklen. The same collection is published each year for the next calendar year.

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Origami Insects II

(2003) The world of origami insects advances rapidly! This book contains 18 new insect designs ranging from complex to super-complex. With both English and Japanese instructions.

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Origami Design Secrets

(2003) I consider this work to be my magnum opus; more than just a collection of instructions, it teaches the underlying concepts of origami and how you can create your own original origami designs. It also contains instructions for 25 figures ranging from simple to super-complex, including the famous

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A Handbook of Origami

by Rick Beech. Series: A Handbook of. Paperback: 264 pages Publisher: Anness (August 25, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 1842158902 ISBN-13: 978-1842158906

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Dollar Bill Origami

By John Montroll. Series: Dover Origami Papercraft Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Dover Publications (September 12, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0486429822 ISBN-13: 978-0486429823

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Puzzler’s Tribute

Hardcover: 420 pages Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press (December 5, 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 1568811217 ISBN-13: 978-1568811215

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Origami: The Complete Practical Guide to the Ancient Art of Paperfolding

By Rick Beech. Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Lorenz Books (April 1, 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 0754807827 ISBN-13: 978-0754807827

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Origami in Action

(1996) This is another good beginner book, also good for teaching and classrooms; all of the figures move in one way or another. Birds flap, mouths open, catapults toss. The difficulty ranges from simple to high intermediate. The designs are by myself and others.

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Origami Insects and Their Kin

(1995) Origami insects have always posed a special challenge to the origami composer. This book contains 20 figures of assorted arthropods, all complex. You can consider yourself an accomplished folder if you have mastered them all.

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Origami Animals

(1992) Although this book is now out of print, you can often find it at used bookstores and websites. It is one of my favorites to recommend to beginners, containing a large proportion of simple to intermediate compositions by myself and others.

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BOS Convention 1992 Autumn

London, 20th Anniversary Convention

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Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings

by Jay Ansill. Series: Creative Origami Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Cassell Illustrated (April 16, 1992) Language: English ISBN-10: 0304341487 ISBN-13: 978-0304341481

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Origami Sea Life

(1990) (with John Montroll) This collaboration with prolific origami artist and author John Montroll arose when John and I met at a British Origami Society convention in 1987 and discovered that we’d both discovered the unique challenges posed by many sea creatures. The difficulty ranges from beginner to complex. (Note: this is now out of […]

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Origami Zoo

(1989) (with Stephen Weiss) This collaboration with origami artist Stephen Weiss contains a variety of animal designs ranging from low intermediate to moderately complex.

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The Complete Book of Origami

(1988) This was my first book. It contains instructions for 37 figures, ranging from beginner to moderately complex, including sections on 3-dimensional figures and action models.

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Models by Members

Published by the Friends of the Origami Center of American (now OrigamiUSA).

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