Featuring a title from the Libraries’ pop-up book collection and current exhibition, Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn.
Ron van der Meer, a Dutch paper engineer living England, studied graphic design before exploring the world of pop-up books. Van der Meer, having created more than 100 pop-ups, first worked with Wally Hunt at Intervisual Communications in California to create his first pop-ups in the early 1980s.
Inside the Personal Computer: An Illustrated Introduction in 3 Dimensions: A Pop-Up Guide, like many van der Meer’s works, is a fine example of a pop-up book that is informative and geared to adults. The intricate box-like forms of the personal computer unfold dramatically from the page surface with attention given to even the smaller details of the machine (including the floppy disk!).—Stephen Van Dyk
Inside the Personal Computer: An Illustrated Introduction in 3 Dimensions: A Pop-Up Guide. Text by Sharon Gallagher. Paper engineering and design by Ron van der Meer. New York: Abbeville Press, 1984.