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Because books are better in 3-D.

Pop-Ups at the Pratt Libraries

Most pop-up books at the Pratt Libraries are in Special Collections

Visit us at the Brooklyn Reference Desk, and we'll pull these awesome items for your viewing pleasure!

Click on a book image or link to view its PrattCat record--this will help you determine its location & availability.

The Onion's Great Escape

The Onion's Great Escape recently joined our Pop-Ups collection.

The Brooklyn Library provides 2 copies of this book: one copy has been taken apart, co-existing as 2 parts of a single work (watch how this happens in the video below), and the second copy at the library remains fully intact!  The best of both worlds! Cool!

Pop-Up Master Close-Up: Peter Dahmen, German Designer

This video will get you thinking about pop-ups in new ways!

Swiss magician, Marco Tempest gives this TED talk on Nikola Tesla using projection mapping technology in combination with pop-ups created by German pop-up master, Peter Dahmen.

More Pop-Ups at the Brooklyn Library

Most pop-ups books at the Pratt Libraries are in Special Collections

Visit us at the Brooklyn Reference Desk, and we'll pull these awesome items for your viewing pleasure!

Click on a book image or link to view its PrattCat record--this will help you determine its location & availability.

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Other Pop-Uppery

Brooklyn Pops Up, a tour of Brooklyn with some of the greatest paper artists.

The Pop-Up Lady gives a great overview of the history of pop-up books and moveable paper.

Check out the Smithsonian's Paper Engineering exhibit.

Make your own pop-up with author and artist Matthew Reinhart.