Collection by Jaime Gillin

An Architect's Pop-Up Book

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One of the perks of being a Dwell editor are the various fun surprises that appear in the mail—newly published books, the occasional small product, even the random staple gun (yes, really). One of the more intriguing things to cross my desk recently was Wendy Evans Joseph's unusual monograph, a chunky hardcover book entitled 'Pop Up Architecture.' Yes: a pop-up book illustrating the firms' recent work, from the Holocaust Memorial Garden in Salt lake City to a cantilevered pedestrian bridge in New York City. Here's a peek inside.

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"When I first considered how to gather and present the firm's work, the conventional monograph-making process struck me...
Here's the full cover, front to back.
On the inside front cover, a series of mini pop-ups represent four discrete projects, from a hotel in Greenport to this...
The two pages dedicated to the cantilevered pedestrian bridge at New York's Rockefeller University were my favorite:...
Here's the boxy Writer's Studio in Ghent, New York, with open glass corners that offer an unimpeded view of the...
For the page dedicated to the Wykagyl Shopping Center, metallic paper strips represent the bent aluminum cornice...
One of the more dynamic pop-up projects is the Holocaust Memorial Garden: Pull on the arrowed tabs, and the courtyard...
Joseph describes the Home Observatory as a mixture of craft and mischief.
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