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Popups - They're Not Just For Kids!

The Harold M. Goralnick Pop-up Book Collection - An Exhibition

Art & Architecture


Andy Warhol's Index (Book).  New York:  Random House, 1967.
A Black Star Book.
Building on the theme of adult children-at-play, Warhol designed this book to reflect his Manhattan underground culture.  Waldo Hunt’s Graphics International produced the book in cooperation with Random House, with the assistance of Bennett Cerf’s son, Chris, and with photographs of Warhol’s Factory by Billy Name.

This sensational volume contains interviews with Warhol, notes about his underground films, as well as photographs of The Factory scene.  The volume includes a tear-out 45 rpm record by the Velvet Underground (featuring a portrait of Lou Reed), perforated pieces of paper suggestive of LSD tabs, a volvelle, and various paper engineered structures, including a folded geodesic dome and several pop-ups, including one of a Hunt’s Tomato Paste can.  Might the Hunt’s can pop-up somehow relate intentionally to Waldo Hunt?
Jerome R. Corsi’s Leonardo da Vinci:  A Three-dimensional Study.  Rohnert Park, Calif.:  Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995.
Paper engineering by Paul Wilgress.
The Maxfield Parrish Pop-up Book.
Rohnert Park, Calif.:  Pomegranate Artbooks, 1994.
Paper engineering by John J. Strejan.
The Pop-up Book of M.C. Escher.
Petaluma, Calif.:  Pomegranate Artbooks, 1991.
Paper engineering by John J. Strejan.


Ron van der Meer and Deyan Sudjic.  The Architecture Pack.  New York:  Knopf (distr. by Random House), 1997.
Paper engineering by Keith Moseley.

Van der Meer was among the first book designers to create pop-up books specifically for adults.  In 1992, he realized the concept of creating an educational multi-media kit (with audio cassettes, booklets, pop-ups, models for assembly, and other movable features) in his The Art Pack.  Further Packs soon followed:  on math; music; the Earth; kids’ art; cooking; parascience; Formula One racing; and this one on architecture.  Other book designers quickly adopted the kit format, which has become ubiquitous especially for didactic pop-up books targeting adolescent and adult audiences alike.
Anton Radevsky’s Architecture Pop-up Book. New York:  Universe, 2004.
Issued as a kit following the Pack concept of Ron van der Meer.
Chuck Fischer.  Great American Houses and Gardens.  New York:  Universe Publishing, 2002.
Vizcaya was James Deering’s Venice-inspired Miami mansion.  Deering, a scion of the founder of Deering Harvesting Co., was born in South Paris, Maine.  His father’s company merged with McCormick Harvester to form International Harvester, where Deering served as vice president.
John Boswell and David Fisher’s Fenway Park:  Legendary Home of the Boston Red Sox.  Boston:  Little Brown, 1992.
Paper engineering by Rick Morrison.
The pop-up model is constructed to scale (1 inch = 80 feet) using over fifty separate pieces.
Roland Lewis’s Frank Lloyd Wright in Pop-up.  San Diego:  Thunder Bay Press, 2009.
Paper engineering by Julia Fröhlich.
Roland Lewis and Jinny Johnson’s Frank Gehry in Pop-up.  San Diego:  Thunder Bay Press, 2007.
Paper engineering by Keith Finch and Neal Manning.