Appendix: Paper Modeling: Related Arts
This appendix to the Card Modeling FAQ is devoted to related arts. It is
not intended to be an exhaustive reference, but if you stumbled across this
FAQ while looking for information on, e.g., origami or decoupage, this
section may have a couple of links to let you continue your search. Links
in this section should be broad or general references on the subject, such
as FAQ or link lists.
- Pop-up books
Movable Book Society
from Kell Black <email@example.com>:
James Cameron and David Diaz have written a GREAT "how-to" book
for aspiring pop-up artists: Elements of Pop-Up, Simon
and Schuster. The book lists for US$35 but is
currently available for US$25 at Hamilton Books in the USA.
The authors offer b/w examples of more than 20 mechanisms, and
each example is explained by its action and through the necessary
math. (The actual patterns are available as Internet downloads
I wish that this had been published a year earlier: I would have
used it as a text for my paper engineering course!
- Origamic Architecture
- Paper darts or airplanes (not scale models, but the traditional folded
- Paper dolls
- Paper vehicles
- Papier mache
- Paper making
- Can modeling
- Paper models in the fine arts (descriptions from Kell
- Thomas Demand: "Using his own paper models he recreates bland
newspaper photographs, lights them in a sterile way, then photographs
these tableau. He then exhibits the color photos as billboard sized
- James Casebere: "Using paper, card and foamcore Casebere
builds stark white table-top models of anonymous architectural spaces.
He then illuminates and photographs the models, and exhibits the
results as large black and white prints."
- Pier Gustafson: "His life sized paper recreations are a wonder,
rapidly built and masterfully painted in monochromatic."
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