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POP-UP BOOKS

Posted: 22nd October 2013

Here are a selection of Pop-Up Books online.

I went into Manchester - Waterstones, Magma - The Works even and there was such a limited selection of roughly 5 pop-up books in total. I was very disappointed - even Disney store had NO books at all?? Really surprised.

Pop-Up Design and Paper Mechanics
Duncan Birmingham

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pop-Up-Design-Mechanics-Duncan-Birmingham/dp/1861086857/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url

  

This looks a basic look at how you could create shapes and pop ups yourself.


Haunted House - Let yourself in...
Jan Pienkowski

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Haunted-House-Jan-Pienkowski/dp/1844288749

I think this book is one of my earliest memories of a pop up book. We had one at primary school.
I think it was only allowed at the front entrance - you had to be supervised while looking at it. Probably wasn't classed as 'educational' - more fool them! Arts, crafts and uneducational books are the things that most prepared me for my working life - perhaps life in general!

 

   

 


Winter's Tale
Robert Sabuda

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Winters-Tale-Robert-Sabuda/dp/1416904689/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url

Beautifully simple and elegant images and works of paper engineering.

 

   

 

 


Moveable Mother Goose
Robert Sabuda

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moveable-Mother-Goose-Pop-Up/dp/0689811926/ref=la_B001H6NSBY_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382425464&sr=1-12

The same author has done other books - a really great Dinosaur one! - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Encyclopedia-Prehistorica-Dinosaurs-Definitive-Pop-Up/dp/0763622281/ref=la_B001H6NSBY_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382425464&sr=1-1

This is another, bright, bold and contemporary pop up book.

 

   

 


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: a Commemorative Pop-up
L.Frank Baum, Robert Sabuda

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/068981751

I think this might be my favourite one though - if in a different style from 2001.

These pages create a really believable and complete world. I think it comes back to the idea of miniatures and dolls houses - things are fascinating when in context with each other too.

The use of colour, shapes, strucutres of the paper and glittery things is just brilliant.

 

   

 

   

 

 

http://www.kidsandparenting.com/kidsandp/reviews-recommendations/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-a-pop-up-book

 

 

 


 

An Edwardian Doll's House: A Three Dimensional Pop-Up Book
Brian Sanders & Lizzie Sanders

http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Edwardian-Dolls-House-Dimensional/dp/000136023X

One last book that I had to include - or can you say it's a book..?

I just adore this idea and style of this book. It is exquisite. I bought a spooky house version from Berlin for my brother years ago (can't seem to find anything about that online) - with the book pulling round to create a 3D shape.

The rooms are just beautifully done, with such attention to details and small features.

 

 

   

 

   

 


http://lesconcepts.wordpress.com/tag/pop-up-books/

http://www.dk.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781405328791,00.html
The only pop-up book worth mentioning from my book trip out - and I can't find any pictures of it online. There is a really nice glood that is a sphere that pops up completely when you open the first page.

http://vimeo.com/20805230 - a pretty video of a pop-up book.

More Robert Sabuda books -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alice-Wonderland-Pop-up-Lewis-Carroll/dp/0689837593


I'm looking at Pop-up book design as I want to look at how I can create shapes and structures that are foldable and easy to construct within the tent.

With a few simple folds, shapes and 3D structures can be created - perhaps this can be a technique I include within the tent space.

Another really nice site:

http://www.playingbythebook.net/2012/03/29/on-becoming-curious-again/ - review about opposites - using layering and acetate


http://mariannepetit.com/pop-up-playhouse

Interactive Paper Pop-Up Playhouse - The Invisible Woman Series
"A series of contemporary phenakistoscopes, pop-up books, paper dolls, automata and interactive dioramas."

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