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Gaudi pop-ups.


Gaudi pop-ups.

McCarthy, Courtney Watson.

Thames & Hudson


16 pages




This handsome book is the product of graphic and paper designer Courtney Watson McCarthy, and is nicely printed by Thames & Hudson. It creates pop-up paper photographic constructions of seven buildings or objects designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, from a bench to the facade of the Sagrada Familia cathedral. Faced with the design balancing act of all pop-up books, McCarthy has chosen to make her paper engineering less breathtakingly inventive and more simple and durable (the cathedral facade is the book's "wow" piece.) She relies instead on fine color design and excellent photographic print quality, which is a standout. The seven designs are built to work without any more effort than turning the page. Additional photographs of the object or building are provided on the double-page spread that includes the pop-up. The short text is designed for adult readers, and the book is intended for adults and older children. Oversize: 12.5x14".

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Date:Dec 1, 2012
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