Readers are invited to take apart the sample pop-ups (as long as they promise to put them back together!) to determine exactly how each score folds and where each glue point is. Instructions are somewhat advanced, but the dimensional samples and the step-by-step photographic essay on how a pop-up is made will ease the journey. David Carter and James Diaz have each created many, many pop-up books, and are passionate about their trade. So blow the cobwebs out of the geometry corner of your brain, and get to work! (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter
After purchasing half a dozen books, I was looking precisely for one of this kind, and am glad I found it.
Elements of Pop Up is one of the few How To Make Pop-Ups books that features patterns for moving parts like wheel/tab mechanisms, which is why I purchased it.
It makes great reading, too, and like reading cookbooks for fun, this one is a really fun read besides being superb as a text book.
This book makes me feel like a kid again. Even if I don't learn a doggone thing from it -- it's worth having just to look at. Read morePublished 16 days ago by My Penny's Worth
Love this one--it has actual pop/moving part examples, along with good directions for creating them. :)Published 29 days ago by S Neal
This is one of the best tools to learn how to make pop-ups! It's so great to actually see the pop-ups and to play with them as you learn. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Trax
this is a very helpful book. The authors give alot of practical help, as well as showing you the basic principles behind the process, so that you can create your own pop-ups.Published 2 months ago by pauline mondragon
Very helpful for starters in pop up art. It has basic information for creative minds, it shows you -how to- do and you just have to come up with -what to- do!!!Published 6 months ago by Krinea
David A. Carter is among a select few pop-up artists and paper engineers around the world. He's done much to preserve and advance the genre. Read morePublished 8 months ago by mister hernandez
This is an excellent beginner's book, highly recommended. It is especially helpful because it has physical examples of basic folds/mechanisms which you can examine in detail,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Faxon
I really liked the book but it was damaged when I got it and you did not have another one at that time, so I shipped it back. Sorry, DianaPublished 10 months ago by sam