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Alice in Wonderland in 3D

Monday,  05/03/04  10:51 PM

Alice in Wonderland by Robert SabudaSpeaking of 3D viewing (we were); check out this amazing pop-up version of Alice in Wonderland, by Robert Sabuda.  (click on pic at right for larger version.)  A 2D web page just cannot do this 3D creation justice :)

The pop-ups in this book are simply amazing.  Not only are they marvelous 3D creations that emerge effortlessly from a 2D book, but they are dynamic; the movement of the pictures as each page is opened illustrates the action of the story (for example, a white rose bush is painted red).  Each page has a major work of sculpture, as well as smaller books embedded on the page which contain an abridged version of Lewis Carroll's classic (and which have pop-ups of their own!)  The rabbit hole is a genuine telescoping tunnel into the earth which must be seen to be appreciated (yeah, it folds out from a 2D page, too).  Very cool.

Megan was recently given this book as a birthday present.  I'm not sure which one of us is enjoying it more :)

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small...
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall.

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