The Pocket Paper Engineer is a lively how-to workbook that guides the reader through the process of designing and constructing basic pop-up forms. Filled with do-it-yourself models and easy-to-follow visual and verbal instructions, each form is illustrated with a playful pull-out card that can be cut and assembled, then stored in a pocket within the book. Also included are instructions for creating your own pop-ups, tips and suggestions on their design, and discussions on paper, adhesives, and pop-up mechanics. This is a workbook for adults and children alike who are seeking some creative fun!
Based on Carol Barton's twenty years of teaching experience in the fields of bookbinding, dimensional design, and paper engineering, The Pocket Paper Engineer offers a unique approach to sculptural creation and functional problem-solving. The book's do-it-yourself format allows the reader to quickly construct and comprehend basic pop-up mechanisms, then encourages experimentation and individual creativity by suggesting ways to adapt each pop-up form to one's personal artistic motifs.
The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 2, covers four important glued pop-up structures: platforms, props, spirals and straddles. These forms are used in many of the fabulous pop-up books on the market today. As in volume one, projects can be detached from the workbook for construction, then stored in pocket pages within the book. Ten projects are included, along with lots of lively illustrations and design tips.This is a workbook for adults and children alike who want to hone their paper engineering skills!
6 x 9.5 inches, 68 pages, wire-O bound in hard cover.