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The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume I: Basic Forms: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step
Elegant and accessible, this interactive handbook teaches crafters of all ages how to create kinetic paper art. The projects are complete with examples, formulas, and the essential instruction that allows them to be constructed directly from the book with simple materials on hand: paper, scissors, and glue. Pop-ups are grouped by type—box or triangle—and as the chapters pr ...more
Hardcover, 67 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Popular Kinetics Press
(first published October 1st 2005)
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The perfect book for a beginner. As a bonus, the book itself has a fantastic design concept. It presents an example, then you can tear out a card with the pattern for that example, and when you finish, it has a pocket on the next page where you can store the card you just cut. Also, if you don't like cutting up your book, there is an order form for replacement cards. It's nice to see form follow function.
You will have a complete introduction and hands-on opportunities galore whilst working your way through the three volumes of this series. If you love pop-ups and want to try your hand at creating your own, this is the best guide out there.
Ms. Barton is a teacher, book artist, and curator who runs Popular Kinetics Press and has published numerous artist book editions since her first book, Beyond the Page, was printed in 1981. Her work is exhibited internationally and is in numerous collections, including The Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, The Getty Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in Lo ...more