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The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume I

Basic Forms: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step

Carol Barton


List Price: 24.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/1/2008)
Hardcover (5/12/2012)


Elegant and accessible, this interactive handbook teaches crafters of all ages how to create kinetic paper art. The projects are complete with examples, formulas, and the essential instruction that allows them to be constructed directly from the book with simple materials on hand: paper, scissors, and glue. Pop-ups are grouped by type—box or triangle—and as the chapters progress, the techniques are combined and layered for more dramatic effects. With its thorough explanations and inspiring ideas, this book will bring color and motion to crafters’ cards, scrapbooks, and invitations.

Praise For The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume I: Basic Forms: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step

"Carol Barton's pop-up workbook is glorious! Unique and delightfully playful, her work continues the time-honored tradition of movables in books."  —Robert Sabuda, author, Winter's Tale: An Original Pop-Up Journey

"Most of the examples focus on grown-up uses for popups—effective presentations and so on—but it's really easy to see how you could use this with kids (or friends) to make wicked-cool art."  —

Popular Kinetics Press, 9780962775208, 67pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007

About the Author

Carol Barton teaches workshops and classes in paper engineering and book arts and is on the faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is the author of A Journal of One’s Own, and her art books are kept in the collections of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. She lives in Glen Echo, Maryland.