[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: Richard/popup thanks
- Subject: Re: Richard/popup thanks
- From: Mario Rups <MRUPS@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 21 Sep 1994 11:35:23 -0400
- Message-id: <01HHDEKBE8PE9ARK4H@BROOK.EDU>
>Tunnel Books at the Center for Book Arts. Paper Engineering is
>a different subject, and the Center's teacher is a king rather
>than a queen: A.G. Smith.
>Barton has been voted Queen of Pop-Ups by a landslide) but yours was
>the only one that mentioned the difference between pop-ups and
>paper engineering. I'm sure you'll get a lot of response to the
>Sara MacDonald, University of the Arts Library
In other words, Barton's expertise is on pop-ups as a genre, and Smith's is
paper engineering? (Forgive my obtuseness, just wanted to get things
My definition of paper engineering would be the art of cutting / pasting
the paper in such a fashion that the construct opens out when the pages are
separated, or that the construct moves when certain tabs are pulled or
pushed. If I'm wrong, what other uses might it have?
Knowing the names of paper engineers is a great boon when pop-ups are sold
in shrink wrap -- price CAN be a guide to excellence (the more expensive,
the better the engineering, USUALLY), but a name like, say, Keith Moseley
is a surer guarantee.
I know there's a recent book published by Holt (Jackson, Paul: The pop-up
book: step-by-step instructions for creating over 100 original paper
projects) on pop-ups, and have it on order, but have not been able to
discover in-print books ABOUT the subject. Books in Print has over two
pages on Toy and Movable Books, but they all seem to be examples of the
genre. Unfashionable subject? Or have I missed something?
Mario Rups (an avid collector saddened to discover that early pop-ups have
now priced themselves out of my budget, alas alack -- no more 1930s
Bookanos for me)