||Moving Animals (German:
||A collection of animals
that move, fun to read, very good! There is also a German version
(erschienen bei Rogner und Bernhard / zweitausendeins)
||Museum of the Mind (
||A paper head with four
different models to insert, fun to read, very good. There is also a
German version ( published at Rogner und Bernhard / zweitausendeins)
||A Handbook of Paper
||A very good introduction
to moving paper models including basic techniques, with 5 working
||Paper Models That Move
||Quite similar to the
Handbook, but much bigger. 14 working models included.
||Making simple Automata
||A good book about all
kinds of simple
automata made of wood, tin, wire and paper, with three projects to
build on your own. Very interesting, with many photos of automata and
moving toys from all over the world.
||Automata And Mechanical Toys
||An illustrated book (hardcover) with pictures of
objects of many different leading artists in making automata. It covers
also the history of automata - very informative and beautiful to watch.
||Rodney Peppe's Bewegliches Spielzeug
||In German. A book about moving toys with instructions
to rebuild it from wood and so on.
||A collection of several (8) card cut-outs to build
|Many of these books are out of print. But you can find
copies on amazon, ebay, abebooks, rebuy.de, medimops.de ... Wherever
you can buy used books.
|If you have a website related to paper, automata,
kinetic art ... or if you know one, that doesn't appear in my list, let
me know. I would be glad to add more links to the list. Just send an
||The website of Walter Ruffler.
||One of the few popular German artists in that field, he
created many different paper models. You can order his models on his
website. But the site also offers a lot of information about
international models, model makers, mechanics and so on. Very
informative. A must-see.
||The website of Rob Ives.
||Information, a shop with Models to order, a forum, a
blog of the artist ... very good website.
||The website of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre in London.
||One of the centers of modern automata-making. Really
very interesting to watch.
Many leading artists (Keith Newstead, Peter Markey, Paul Spooner ...
and many more) have worked with the Cabaret. Interesting to watch,
a must-see. They also sell card cutouts.
|Many artists have their own youtube channels. Search
for them there. www.youtube.com
||The website of Andy Voda ( USA )..
||Interesting shop with all kinds of interesting stuff:
models, flip-books, reprints of old "optical toys" - zoetropes,
phenakistoscopes and so on.Have a look!
||The website of Giuseppe Civitarese aka Pino
||He' s an artist, creating many different things:
Paper automata, paper sculptures, globes ... the list is very
long. Fascinating stuff to see. A must-see. His profession is
oceanographer, his second life is paper designer. I guess you can download
some of his kits for free.
||An interesting blog about kinetic art.
||Dug North's automata blog.
||A blog about paper automata.
||The website of Keith Newstead.
||One of the leading automata-creators in the world.
||The website of the Dutch artist Johan Scherft.
||A must-see! Check it out, there is phantastic stuff to
see. I just found his site recently. See a chameleon move very
sssslloooowlyyyyyyyy... Watch birds made of paper that look real ...
and absolutely beautiful.
||A website of edition8x8.
||Many card-cutouts to buy.
||The website and shop of Tim Bullock.
||Phantastic paper automata to buy, even a draughtsman
who actually draws a sketch! Phantastic.
||The website of the automata artist Robert Race.
||His work is one of my favourite.
||The webshop of Fenten's Kartonmodellbau.
||A shop full of many cardcutouts, including paper
||A blog about kinetic art.
||Another blog about kinetic art.
||A shopping site.
||A supplier with tons of useful stuff: gears, motors,
paper, tools ... the heaven for automata-builders!
||The website of a wood-engineer, Matthias Wandel.
||Very useful gear-generator to use online or to
download. Really useful.
|| A website with some information about Paul
||I'm sorry I didn't find a real homepage of Paul
Spooner, who is one of my favourite Automata-builders. But you can find
many of his automata on youtube and at Cabaret Mechanical Theatre. I
don't know exactly, but I believe he only created a few paper automata:
a few in those collections I mentioned above and one you can purchase
at Cabaret M. T., The
Magic Soup. One of the leading
automata-creators in the world. Paul Spooner's work is a
must-see if you are an
||A website with shop: paper models, automata ...
||Many card cutouts to buy.
||A website with a small collection of Peter Markey's
Automata ( and paintings ).
||Peter Markey is also one of the leading
"automaton-creators". He's a painter as well. Many of his
paper cutouts can be bought at www.opticaltoys.com.
||A website showing the automata collection of the
Falmouth Art Gallery.
||Information (and many pictures of their work) about
automata artists including Peter Markey, Paul Spooner, Keith Newstead,
Carlos Zapata ....