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Notre-Dame de Paris - history, art and architecture, from its origins to the great fire

$11.00 $22.00

Located on the Île de la Cité, Notre-Dame Cathedral, which has dominated the French capital for more than a millennium, was built over two centuries. Throughout its history, it has witnessed coronations, revolutions and destruction. It has also experienced periods of abandonment and was recently threatened by the terrible fire which threatened to destroy it completely.

This pop up book provides information on the architecture, history and cultural importance the building has held from its construction to today. The magnificent pop ups reproduce in 3D the exterior, interior of the cathedral and a spectacular gargoyle, elements that are revealed in all their beauty thanks to David Hawcock's complex paper engineering creations and the informative texts that accompany them.

One of the most famous examples of Gothic architecture in Europe reconstructed in 3D.

Reasons of interest:

  • Notre-Dame beautifully reconstructed in 3D!
  • Technical data sheets, compelling texts and incredible pop ups reveal all the secrets of the famous Gothic cathedral.
  • An extraordinary 3D book celebrating one of the most famous buildings in the world.
  • Size: 23.5 × 26.6 cm
  • 6 double pages open with 3 pop ups
  • Open format 56 × 26 cm horizontal
  • 1 11cm window opening for each double page
  • 4 color print on hardback

David Hawcock studied art in York (UK), graduating in graphic design, before setting up a design studio in Bath specializing in children's books. In addition to working for cinema (he did the paper engineering for Mary Poppins Returns and Paddington 2), he has designed and created many successful pop-up books, including The Amazing Fold-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book and Journal of Inventions: Leonardo Da Vinci. For NuiNui he has created numerous volumes for various series and other successful books: Ferrari. A brand, a legend, Leonardo Da Vinci. Inventions, Leonardo Da Vinci. Robots, Harley Davidson. An American legend, Gaudí. Art and genius, Leonardo da Vinci. The incredible machines and Leonardo da Vinci. The flying machine.

Kathryn Jewitt lives in Bath (UK) and has worked as a writer and editor of children's books for over 25 years. He has written many non-fiction books for children of all ages.