Pop-up Design and Paper Mechanics: How to Make Folding Paper SculpturePaperback
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- Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 208mm x 274mm x 13mm | 635g
- Publication date: 1 March 2011
- Publication City/Country: East Sussex
- ISBN 10: 1861086857
- ISBN 13: 9781861086853
- Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes diagrams, photographs and templates
- Sales rank: 13,230
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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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.
By Lucy Hawkes 07 Nov 2013
Thorough instructions, helpful diagrams. Incredibly easy to understand, great book!