Paper Engineering for Pop-up Books and Cards

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Format: Book

This authoritative book illustrates in dynamic form ten basic mechanisms which are used in making popup books. Children and adults alike will enjoy building their skills - and their pop-up books and cards!

Each of the ten basic mechanisms is illustrated by a working model which you can cut out and make:

  • Multiple layers
  • Floating layers
  • V-fold
  • Magic box
  • Moving arm
  • Rotating disc
  • Sliding motion
  • Pull-up planes
  • Pivoting motion
  • Dissolving scenes

When finished, each working model glues back into the book on a special tab and folds away to make a kind of three dimensional dictionary or encyclopaedia. For each working model there is also a page called technical considerations which points out important features of the mechanism and suggests how it might be used to create original designs of your own.

It offers many imaginative possibilities for the hobbyist, or the student of design and technology.Mark Hiner is one of the world's leading paper engineers.  

Format: Book