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

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This comprehensive guide to pop-up design and paper mechanics is a delightful introduction to the intriguing aspects of a fascinating craft. This new and accessible approach to pop-up theory and practice distills the numerous mechanisms into a logical set of 18 underlying shapes and explains the techniques for building these shapes.

  • The author demonstrates how sophisticated pop-up designs are constructed and shows how to form a three-dimensional reference book.
  • Invaluable for both professional and amateur designers.
  • Appeals to craft-hobby enthusiasts who make their own greeting cards, but is also a useful aid to teachers of art, design and technology, designers, illustrators and sculptors.

Duncan Birmingham has taught paper mechanics at various universities and colleges in Bristol for 20 years. He is the author of several books on the subject. Duncan lives in Stroud, UK.

GMC Publications

Pub Date: March 19, 2019

0.4" H x 10.8" L x 8.3" W

176 pages