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You CAN make pop-ups, continued.
on June 5, 2008
This book is an excellent follow-on to volume 1, which I enjoyed very much. This second volume covers platform and tabbed pop-ups of various sorts: structures which are cut separately from the main pop-up card or paper and are attached to it by hidden glue tabs, slots and other devices. These are the structures used by paper engineers like Robert Sabuda in their fabulous books.
Like the first volume (which features many of the various pop-up structure you can make by folding and cutting into a single piece of paper or card) this book includes samples of each structure that you make yourself. Following the directions--which are very clear and well illustrated--and actually cutting and gluing the pop-up yourself is a great way to learn and remember how to make it. In addition, as a bonus, you have a nice, fully-illustrated pop-up card you can keep or give away when you're done (much nicer than practicing with just a plain piece of paper).
Carol Barton is both a first rate paper engineer and a capable writer, a combination of talents which results in a great book that anyone interested in pop-ups will enjoy. If you master the techniques in this book and volume 1, you will be well on your way to becoming a pop-up expert. I highly recommend this book.