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Paper Engineering for Designers

Pop-Up Skills and Techniques

Keith Finch

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A guide to the basic skills of paper engineering, including two complete projects to create at the end of the book

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A fully illustrated step-by-step manual exploring techniques and principles of design – learn how to build pop-ups and the basic skills of paper engineering. This comprehensive guide will appeal to all craft enthusiasts, it is also a great aid for designers and illustrators thinking of working with paper engineering.

Beginning with the basics such as V-Folds and Parallel Folds – the essential structures of many pop-ups - it then explores ways to create more complex mechanisms, such as pull-tabs, pivots, wheels and dissolving windows.

This hands-on approach provides a grounding before moving on to show how to add dynamic structures and height to creative designs.

Pop-ups mounted in the book can be kept for reference and show how readers can incorporate their newfound knowledge and create a design. The book ends with step-by-step projects to make for yourself.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 29.0 x 19.6 cm

Extent: 24 pp

Publication date: 4 November 2013

ISBN: 9780500517031

Contents List

Introduction • 16 gatefolds over 8 spreads. The gatefold sections provide the following: - 33 pop-ups in total, 8 of which are already assembled as a guide, with the balance to be constructed by the reader - 8 tab mechanisms - 6 pivot mechanisms - 3 wheels - 1 dissolving window

About the Author

Keith Finch is a UK-based paper engineer. He has brought to life many children's books including Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

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