The Pop-Up World of Ann Montanaro

"Man, you got to move:" Images of Travel



Sailing ships. [JPG 124K] By Ron Van der Meer and Alan McGowan. Paintings by Borje Svensson. John Strejan and David Rosendale, paper engineers. Produced by Intervisual Communications, Inc. Printed in Colombia, South America. New York, Viking, 1984.
Description: 29 x 29 cm. 16 pages. The text, by Dr. Alan McGowan, explains the development of various kinds of sailing ships over the centuries. Illustrated with double-page pop-ups of a modern pleasure boat, a Viking ship, a Hanse gog, a dhow, a carrack, and a windjammer. These are each beautifully painted sailing ships depicted in multilayered pop-ups. The Golden Lion shown here was a 16th century English galleon. The model stands 10 inches off the page complete with two, large turning sails with full rigging.

Tip + Top and the moon rocket. [JPG 49K] V. Kubasta, illustrator. Printed in Czechoslovakia. London, Bancroft, 1964.
Description: 26 x 26 cm. 12 pages. Cardboard covers. Tip and Top and their dog Tap travel to the moon in a rocket. The action robots, weightlessness, and imaginary universe creatures turn out to be just part of the amusement park attraction. This square book has six double-page pop-ups with tab-operated mechanicals. The text is printed parallel to the spine. Tip and Top, charming but mischevious young boys, were the featured characters in about ten books illustrated by Czechoslovakian artist Voitech Kubasta in the early 1960s.

Those fabulous flying machines: A history of flight in three dimensions with punch-out plane model [JPG 34K] By Seymour Reit. Randy Weidner and Frank Ossmann, illustrators. Ib Penick, paper engineer. Structural Graphics. Printed in Mexico. New York, Macmillan Publications, 1985.
Description: 24 x 31 cm. 12 pages. Traces the history of flight from Icarus and his waxed wings to the space shuttle. Includes instructions for constructing the enclosed paper model of a World War I fighter plane. Six multilayered, double-page pop-ups. This detailed construction of the Wright Brother's Flyer is ready to take off. The wing span is 12 inches wide and it rises 4 inches off the page.

Planes of the aces: A three-dimensional collection of the most famous aircraft in the world. [JPG 85K] By Joan Bowden. Concept and paper engineering by Keith Moseley. Cover design by Roy Huxley. Stef Suchomoski, illustrator. Compass Productions. Printed and assembled in Singapore. New York, Doubleday, 1993.
Description: 22 x 28 cm. 14 pages. Seven historical planes are illustrated in double-page pop-ups: Fokker Dr.1 (Germany, 1917); Ford Trimotor (USA, 1928); Supermarine S.6B (Great Britain, 1931); Gloster Gladiator (Great Britain, 1937); Hughes's HK-1 Hercules (Spruce Goose) (USA, 1947); Rutan Voyager (USA, 1984); and the Tornado GR.1 (Germany, 1991). The Ford Trimotor, named by Admiral Richard Byrd the Floyd Bennett. is taking off from the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. The plane rises 8 inches into the clouds.

All at sea. [JPG 152K] An All-Action Pop-up Picture Storybook. V. Kubasta, illustrator. Printed in Czechoslovakia. Prague, Artia; London, [England], Brown Watson, 1986.
Description: 25 x 25 cm. 12 pages. Kubasta's characters Tip and Top appear to tell the history of sailing vessels. Six double-page pop-ups which form the text block are tied together at the spine to prevent separation. Text printed parallel to the spine. While simple in construction, both the pop-ups and the illustrations are expertly designed to work together. The ship shown here is constructed from one sturdy sheet of paper. It is cut and folded along the deck line leaving the bow to jut out from the page. The cargo crane moves up and down and the dog is a tab which, when pulled, moves the boy. There are five titles in this series.

Up in the air. [JPG 120K] An All-Action Pop-up Picture Storybook. V. Kubasta, illustrator. Printed in Czechoslovakia. Prague, Artia; [England], Brown Watson, 1986.
Description: 26 x 26 cm. 12 pages. Tip, Top, and their dog Tap go to an airshow. Six double-page pop-ups with tab-operated mechanicals. Six double-page pop-ups which form the text block are tied together at the spine to prevent separation. Text printed parallel to the spine. These skillful pop-ups are very simple yet appear more complex because of the clever way the illustrations work with the design. The red plane in this picture can be removed, folded along crease lines, and flown as a glider. The character in the yellow glider moves back and forth inside the plane when the rear wings are pulled. There are five titles in this series.

Toby's trip. [JPG 76K] By Meg Wohlberg and Max Horn. [New York], The Macmillan Company, 1943.
Description: 22 x 22 cm. 30 pages. Spiral bound. One fold-out pop-up, shaped pages, lift-the-flaps. Bobby and his sister Betsy take their dog Toby on the train to visit their grandmother. En route Toby gets lost and they search for him everywhere. The train description "It was the BIGGEST thing Toby had ever seen. It made the LOUDEST noise Toby had ever heard" is exhibited in the size of the approaching train.

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