Pop-ups are ingenious mechanical paper devices designed to surprise, entertain and educate. This fantastic new book begins with an exploration of the history of pop-ups by expert Ann Montanaro, charting their many uses over the centuries. Today pop-ups are seen in cards and children's story-books, in adult reference books, and as works of art in their own right. Following an informative section on materials and techniques, over 100 pop-up techniques and projects are shown step by step, with a photograph of each finished item to ensure perfect results every time. The projects are designed by paper engineer Trish Phillips and divided by their skill level. The projects are divided by skill level, and the techniques behind each are clearly illustrated and explained to allow you to use your skills to create new and unique designs.
Trish Phillips is an author, illustrator and paper engineer. She studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Art in London, where her interest in paper engineering was inspired by tutor Paul Jackson, a well-known paper sculptor. She is the author and illustrator of many pop-up books published by Little Tiger Press.
Ann Montanaro is the founder of The Movable Book Society, a world-wide organisation with nearly 400 members that has been promoting pop-up books since 1993. Her two volumes of Pop-Up and Movable Books: A Bibliography documents the history and publication of English language mechanical books.