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Delphine Dallison's Book Selection

Delphine Dallison's Book Selection  MLN LIBRARY ICON BY KOBY BARHAD

MLN LIBRARY ICON BY KOBY BARHAD

30 December 2015

Maker Librarian at MAKlab, Delphine Dallison, introduces some of her favourite books and explains why she's added them to their Library.   

Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-up Designs | Paul Jackson, 2014

This is one of our most popular books. It often gets used for developing new ideas for pop-up cards, business cards with a twist,  and other such items.

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities | Albertus Seba. Ed, Irmgard Musch, 2011

This is not a making book per se, but I’ve included it as it has often been used by our team as a source of inspiration. We used some of the bugs illustrated within to create some laser cut creepy crawlers for the Edinburgh Science Festival last April. One of my colleagues Debra also used it to create laser cut Mosquitoes and tse-tse flies as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the diseases they spread.

The Taxonomy of Thrill and Thrilling Designs | Brendan Walker, 2004

One of our members and regular collaborators arranged a talk by Brendan Walker at the local art school recently and invited us to attend. Brendan Walker is a perfect example of a mad-scientist-turned-maker who has been pursuing investigations into what gives us a sense of thrill and has been trying to reverse engineer those emotions in order to create contraptions that can elicit the same sense of thrill. We were so inspired, we went out and bought his book to share with our members.

Get further inspiration from the MLN Bibliography.

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