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Gaudi Pop-Ups 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0500516508
ISBN-10: 0500516502
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Editorial Reviews

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“You are as close to Barcelona as you can be without going there.” (The Virginia Quarterly Review)

“The inventive paper constructions of Courtney Watson McCarthy bring these spectacular works to life in a new and fascinating way that enables us to further appreciate their genius.” (Architectural West)

About the Author

Courtney Watson McCarthy is a paper engineer and graphic designer. With a degree in theatrical scenic design, she has worked as a model builder and designer in a variety of fields before discovering the magic of movable books. From the time she dissected her first pop-up book, determined to solve the riddle of how it worked, she was hooked. After experimenting with cards and other small projects, she went on to design and engineer Eye Magic, M.C. Escher Pop-Ups, New York Times acclaimed Gaudí Pop-Ups, Pop-Up Numbers, and Dalí Pop-Ups. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two daughters.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (November 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500516502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500516508
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 1.6 x 13.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #449,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By YesandNo TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 15, 2012
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I love well-made pop-up books and when I saw this one on Gaudi, I had to have it. Regrettably it didn't wow me too much. Essentially all this is are photographs of some of Gaudi's work; these are folded so they pop up when one opens the book. Some are a bit more intricate than others in the way they are folded/put together, but several of these didn't open all the way, so all in all a bit underwhelming. I might return this. it is just not special enough...
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I own a copy of Ms. McCarthy's previous pop-up book on M.C. Escher, so I was pleased to see the release of her new Gaudi book. I opened it with my seven-year-old daughter, who explored all the pop-ups and loved it as much as I did. She was fascinated by Gaudi's soft, curvy shapes; we both sat there entranced (and then giggling at one another) as we opened the page on the Sagrada Familia over and over, marveling at the way the steeple comes to life.

If you have an art or architecture lover on your holiday gift list, I highly recommend this book. It captures the beauty of Gaudi's creations in a novel way, and makes a lovely conversation piece. But try to refrain from wearing out the exquisite Sagrada Familia page by opening and closing it a thousand times. :-)
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By C R L on December 7, 2012
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With all the possibilities this is a very disappointing book in terms of content and paper engineering. Gaudi's designs have so may 3-dimensional aspects and possible connection-to-Nature over-lays that are not utilized in this simplistic-photographic pop-up. Just because it's big and has a padded cover doesn't make up for the uninspiring content
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This is a delightful coffee table book.

I delighted in Gaudi's work when I saw many in Barcelona.

This book is a wonderful reminder of his efforts. ...Read next sentence for a treat!

When I visited his home, I delighted seeing his daughter's dolls house. It was structured and filled with clearly Victorian furniture. There might be a story there, But I'm happy with my vacant smile at the notion. I'm satisfied with this because I fear reality would take the bloom off this rose.
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The pop-ups are well done and we have r4ally enjoyed looking through the book. Last year we were in Portugal and northern Spain so looking through this book brought back wonderful memories of all of the Gaudi works we saw. Highly recommend it.
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Yes. my expectations were well met. But I must say that I am at a great diadvantage of never having seen Mr. Gaudi's
fantastic buildings in person therefore I believe my perspective may be slanted.
I have been aware of his works for a long time; and have seen pictures But I believe Ms. McCarthy's book lends us the
third -sided view which greatly enhances these works. So at 82 and my traveling days behind me I have the richness
of this book and am greatful.
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Gaudi's architecture is so stunning to see in person. This book is filled with fantastic information, but the pop ups are a bit lacking compared to the complexity of other pop up books such as those created by Sabuda.
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After visiting Barcelona several times, this helps put my pictures into better perspective for family and friends. It creatively shows the artist, craftsman, imaginary and 'crazy' man named Gaudi's talents.
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