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Pop-up Design and Paper Mechanics : How to Make Folding Paper Sculpture

By (author) Duncan Birmingham

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This comprehensive guide is a delightful introduction to pop-up and folding paper sculpture. It is aimed at all levels of ability; appealing to craft/hobby enthusiasts, as well as being a useful aid for teachers. This comprehensive guide to pop-up is a delightful introduction to the fun, surprising and intriguing aspects of a fascinating craft. Duncan Birmingham's totally new and accessible approach to pop-up theory and practice distils the numerous mechanisms into a logical set of underlying shapes, and the techniques for building these shapes is methodically explained with step-by-step pictures and text. No measuring is necessary and only card, scissors and glue are needed to make highly complex folding sculptures. He demonstrates how sophisticated pop-up designs are constructed and shows how to form a 3D reference book, invaluable for professional and amateur designers interested in this craft. The book is aimed at a wide range of abilities, and will appeal to craft/hobby enthusiasts who make their own greeting cards, as well as being a useful aid to teachers of Art, Design and Technology, designers, illustrators and sculptors.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 635.03g
  • 01 Mar 2011
  • Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
  • East Sussex
  • English
  • full colour throughout, includes diagrams, photographs and templates
  • 1861086857
  • 9781861086853
  • 13,492

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Duncan Birmingham has taught paper mechanics at university level for 20 years and has an extensive library of books on pop-up. He is the author of several books on the subject and his Pop-Up! A Manual of Paper Mechanisms 9781899618095 was hailed the most comprehensive book, to date, on the subject. He lives in Bristol.

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Thorough instructions, helpful diagrams. Incredibly easy to understand, great book!show more
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