Magic Books and Paper Toys by Esther K. Smith is an engaging book that will keep children of all ages enthralled. The book is all about ‘making your own book’. A fold here and a stitch there and pronto you have your own lovely book to write-on, draw-on or paste-on. The book also contains detailed instructions to make interesting Paper Toys.
About the author
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Esther K. Smith is the author of the famous book ‘How to Make Books’. She teams up with other artists and writers at Purgatory Pie Press in New York City. Her handmade books have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Smith’s books can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the National Gallery of Art. The Author teaches throughout the United States, Canada, and England, and at Cooper Union in New York City, every term.
About the book
The book is all making your own books. Step by step instructions are given to make simple pop-up books, flip books, magic pamphlets, pop-up maps, and accordions. The book helps you make tricky book forms even if you’ve never worked with paper before.
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The book contains about 25 projects that can be made by children with a little help from their parents. The projects will also interest adults who are still young at heart. Every project contains step-by-step directions and delightful illustrations. All that is needed to be done is a few carefully placed cuts, an assortment of folds and twists and almost like magic you have a colourful, multidimensional book. The book also contains instructions to make paper toys.
This imaginative, beautifully-designed book brings the wonder of paper structures to readers of all ages. Esther Smith brings her expertise as a book maker and paper folder par excellence to this delightful volume that is filled with projects and ideas.
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Other books by Esther K. Smith
How to Make Books -