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The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume I: Basic Forms: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step

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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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Colleen
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Shelton TRL
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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.
Helen Hiebert
From simple to more complex with actual samples you can pop-out and pop-up!
Victoria
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
People seem to really like this book. It was a bit more simplistic than I had hoped. It does have lots of fold out examples, which is nice to see in a mass produced book.
Sally
Jan 17, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: crafty
My son got this for Christmas!
Marissa
Jun 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
A good introduction to the subject, although the models are definitely on the easier side. It is ingeniously designed with pockets for storing your models and has cute patterns.
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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