The Pocket Paper Engineer: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step

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From simple greeting cards to intricate paper creations, this engaging workbook thoroughly explains the mechanics of pop-ups while teaching paper artists of all skill levels to create 10 different designs. Step-by-step, full-color instructions coupled with detailed illustrations enable vibrant floating platforms, tabbed props, and miscellaneous other pop-up effects to be easily constructed. As each section includes perforated pages with preprinted designs and directions, scissors and glue are all one needs for ...

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Overview

From simple greeting cards to intricate paper creations, this engaging workbook thoroughly explains the mechanics of pop-ups while teaching paper artists of all skill levels to create 10 different designs. Step-by-step, full-color instructions coupled with detailed illustrations enable vibrant floating platforms, tabbed props, and miscellaneous other pop-up effects to be easily constructed. As each section includes perforated pages with preprinted designs and directions, scissors and glue are all one needs for nearly instantaneous pop-up creations. 

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Carol Barton's pop-up workbook is glorious! Unique and delightfully playful, her work continues the time-honored tradition of movables in books."  —Robert Sabuda, author, Winter's Tale: An Original Pop-Up Journey

"To find a book that truly lays out the complex steps in understanding three-dimensional design and geometric thinking is a true blessing. The book's beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions gradually build a knowledge base of the subject."  —Sally Blakemore, award-winning paper engineer, owner of Arty Projects Studio

"Have you ever turned the pages of a pop-up book and wondered 'How do they do it?' With The Pocket Paper Engineer, you, too, can learn the time-honored craft of paper engineering! Even a quick glance conveys that this is no ordinary 'how-to' book."  —Andrew Baron, recipient of The Meggendorfer Prize, paper engineering's highest award

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962775222
  • Publisher: Popular Kinetics Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 429,327
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Barton teaches workshops and classes in paper engineering and book arts and is on the faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is the author of A Journal of One’s Own and The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 1, and her art books are kept in the collections of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. She lives in Glen Echo, Maryland.

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  • Posted December 18, 2008

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    Carol Barton has a good follow up!

    Carol Barton¿s labor of love, The Pocket Paper Engineer, is a real shining example of how the intricate can be spelled out in a simple manner. And when I call this Carol¿s ¿labor of love¿ I really mean it. She put lots of work into this project.<BR/><BR/>If you have always loved pop-up books and cards, or if you are looking for something as a sustainable hobby for yourself or even to share with your family, then I recommend this book for you. It is full of colorful and fun projects for the crafts lover. It is also good, in my opinion, for school art classes. <BR/><BR/>I have to be honest, when I agreed to give this book the once over I didn¿t read carefully that this was Volume II, but at the end of the day this didn¿t matter. The instructions are carefully spelled out for absolute beginners as well as information about all of the tools that will be needed.<BR/><BR/>Whether you are a seasoned professional artist and would like some more technical ideas or whether you are an absolute beginner, I think there is something for you in The Pocket Paper Engineer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2008

    Pop-up mysteries revealed

    Pop-up books and cards delight children and adults with their unique and clever designs, but how are these intricate pictures created? If you¿ve ever wanted to make one yourself, The Pocket Paper Engineer will show you how.<BR/><BR/>This set of two volumes focuses on basic pop-up forms, platforms and props in a fully hands-on manner. Designed to be taken apart and used in construction, the pages are sturdy and include pockets to place your finished products. Clear directions and illustrations show you exactly how to put these pop-up designs together, and then explain how to use these newly acquired skills for creations of your own.<BR/><BR/>The Pocket Paper Engineer is well-designed, and the step-by-step instructions are easy for anyone to follow. I highly recommend these unique how-to books on crafting pop-ups.<BR/><BR/>Reviewer: Alice Berger, Bergers Book Reviews

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