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Pop-Up Book Collection

The Pratt Institute Libraries has an extensive collection of pop up books spanning from the 1960s to the present.

Pop-Up Books by Sam Ita

Sam Ita is a pop-up and paper engineering artist. Sam is also a Pratt alumnus.

Pratt students, faculty and staff are welcome to view pop-up books from the Libraries' Special Collections. Simply visit the Brooklyn Reference Desk, and we will pull pop-ups for your viewing pleasure! 

The Pratt Libraries own all of Sam Ita's pop-up publications, which are housed in Special Collections.

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

Sam Ita Interview

Susan Mills, book artist & teacher, interviews Sam Ita, pop-up artist on Nov 28, 2012.

Pop-Up Master Close-Up: Robert Sabuda, Pratt Professor

Robert Sabuda, Pratt instructor, was named "The Reigning Prince of Pop-Up Books" by The Wall Street Journal. Below is a video of his pop-up, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

For an in-person look at Sabuda's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," visit the Reference Desk at the Pratt Brooklyn Library.

For further information on Robert Sabuda and his work, see his Web site.

Pop-Up Master Close-Up: Sam Ita, Pratt Alumnus

Go with Sam Ita to his studio in Brooklyn where he will personally show you how to create a monster octopus pop-up!

For further information about Sam Ita and his work, visit his Web site.

Images from Sam Ita's Exhibit @ the Library

More Pop-Ups by Sam Ita

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.

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.