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The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 2

Platforms and Props: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step

Carol Barton


List Price: 26.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/12/2012)
Hardcover (4/1/2007)


From simple greeting cards to intricate paper creations, this engaging workbook thoroughly explains the mechanics of pop-ups while teaching paper artists of all skill levels to create 10 different designs. Step-by-step, full-color instructions coupled with detailed illustrations enable vibrant floating platforms, tabbed props, and miscellaneous other pop-up effects to be easily constructed. As each section includes perforated pages with preprinted designs and directions, scissors and glue are all one needs for nearly instantaneous pop-up creations. 

Praise For The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 2: Platforms and Props: 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

"To find a book that truly lays out the complex steps in understanding three-dimensional design and geometric thinking is a true blessing. The book's beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions gradually build a knowledge base of the subject."  —Sally Blakemore, award-winning paper engineer, owner of Arty Projects Studio

"Have you ever turned the pages of a pop-up book and wondered 'How do they do it?' With The Pocket Paper Engineer, you, too, can learn the time-honored craft of paper engineering! Even a quick glance conveys that this is no ordinary 'how-to' book."  —Andrew Baron, recipient of The Meggendorfer Prize, paper engineering's highest award

Popular Kinetics Press, 9780962775222, 72pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008

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 The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 1, and her art books are kept in the collections of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. She lives in Glen Echo, Maryland.