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The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 3

V-Folds: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step

Carol Barton


List Price: 26.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/1/2008)
Hardcover (4/1/2007)


Saving the best for last, this third installment in the crafty series highlights the spectacular V-fold, the most versatile and frequently used structure of the pop-up world. Basic V-fold construction is described in detail, demonstrating its many possible variations and making each project accessible through playful cards to detach, cut, and assemble. The most challenging of the array, this volume’s activities build in complexity upon those illustrated in the first two books, covering accordion design and techniques for producing multiple pop-up copies. Whether producing a simple card for a friend or creating a complex sculptural page, this workbook is guaranteed to inspire and enlighten those who love to play, invent, and stretch the imagination.

Praise For The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 3: V-Folds: 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, Beauty and the Beast, A Pop-Up Book of the Classic Fairy Tale

"The Pocket Paper Engineer is well-designed, and the step-by-step instructions are easy for anyone to follow. I highly recommend these unique how-to books on crafting pop-ups."  —Bergers Book Reviews

"This interesting and remarkable series will appeal to any craft-curious person. Barton provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions on how to create artwork that comes to life."  —Victoria Vogel, Voice of Youth Advocates Newsletter

"[Barton's] designs . . . are rich in possibility. Given the attractions of the fold-out cards, it is hard to draw the line between reading the book and playing with it."  —Parenthesis Magazine, London

"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 and owner, Arty Projects Studio

"If reading [about ABC3D by Marion Bataille] has left you inspired to try your own pop-ups, you won't find a better resource than The Pocket Paper Engineer."  —Michelle Jones, Bookpage

Popular Kinetics Press, 9780962775239, 71pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2012

About the Author

Carol Barton teaches workshops and classes in paper engineering and book arts. She is on the faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. She is the author of A Journal of One’s Own and the first two volumes of The Pocket Paper Engineer. Her art books are in the collections of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. She lives in Glen Echo, Maryland.