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The Architecture Pop Up Book Hardcover – October 20, 2009
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If I would have bought this pop-up book first, I probably never would have bought another pop-up. My recommendation: go buy "Encyclopedia Historica" by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, the most fantastic popup I have ever seen. I got it here at Amazon.com (which I also love!). Sorry about the bad review, but I am just being honest.
With absolute sincerity,
One must say that the chinese are actually the best pop-up maker regarding quality.
In a nutshell, this book is very impressive. First of all,just to tackle such a complicated subject requires a great deal of thought and determination.In most Pop-Up books, the author is at complete freedom to create the subject,its shape,and in whatever manner he chooses;but in the case of famous Architectural structures,he does not have such freedom. In other words,the author can't just take a pop-up technique or method and then create a form using it.With these famous Architectural masterpieces;he must do it the other way around.He must come up with the method to create the form.
As you go through the book ,you will see he employs different methods for differenrt structures.A good example of this is with "Notre Dame De Paris".He places the twin towers in a pull-out sleeve that is opened separately ,then attached to the front of the cathedral.Then you join velcro tabs to complete semicircular area behind the altas.This results in a spectacular pop-up.
That could well have been the centerpiece of the book;but hold on!
When he comes to represent a skyscraper,he chooses the Chrysler Building in New York. When you open the page,it pops up and unfolds before you.Then, you raise the upper floors which extend like a telescope. To
comlete the building,you pull out the 'hidden' stainless steel spire ,and finally unfold the mast on the top. Now ,standing before you in all its majesty is a 21" high replica of the Chrysler Building.
All together, the book has 25 pop-up replicas of some of history's most famous and impressive Architectural masterpieces.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an incredible book and has wonderful paper engineering details. Recommend for all ages.Published 18 months ago by Bernadette Hackett
For a new book costing some $38, it looked used and some of the pop-ups were torn.Published 19 months ago by zaza
It is a wonderful book with beautiful three-dimensional graphics, a good format and surprising details.Published on October 23, 2010 by Jose M. Sosa Cardenas
The pop-ups in this book are generally just too elementary. Several of the pop-up pages actually arrived with some some tears in the buildings. Read morePublished on July 3, 2010 by NSL