Cooper-Hewitt Pop Up Collection
I got to see some pop-up books from the Cooper-Hewitt library while I was in New York. If you’d like to see some in motion, the museum has very smartly uploaded several You Tube videos. I didn’t realize that pop-up books are still hand glued in China.
This one was hand cut and sewn in 1551 to illustrate mathematical concepts.
This is a modern advertisement.
Daily Express Children’s Annual, 1933
A modern anatomical pop up.
Alice in Wonderland pop-up, with the modern version in front and its inspiration behind.
I particularly love the concept behind Paper Blossoms: A Book of Beautiful Bouquets for the Table, which is still available from Chronicle Books.
It’s a pop-up book full of centerpieces. Genius.
More pop-up photos on Flickr.