Heaven on Earth by Paul Johnson

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Part of a series of limited edition pop-up books. Medieval illuminated manuscripts and the art of South East Asia inspire me. Each book tells a story, real or imagined. The narrative combines with the artwork rather like an illustration in a book, except that the pop-up is complete in itself, not an episode.

Artist Bio

Paul Johnson has an international reputation for his pioneering work in developing literacy through the book arts. He is the British author of over fifteen titles including A Book of One’s Own, Literacy Through the Book Arts and Pictures and Words Together (all published by Heinemann,USA.) Teaching tours include Sweden, South Korea and Thailand and he regularly teaches in the USA. Dr. Johnson is also a successful book artist with work in the collections of the Tate Gallery, London, the Cooper-Hewett Museum in New York, the National Gallery, the Library of Congress, Washington DC, and many US universities including UCLA, Berkeley, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Yale and Harvard. His work was selected for the Stand and Deliver USA touring exhibition of pop-up editioned books, and for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild’s The Art of the Book touring exhibition (2008-09) for which he also received the guild’s Book Art Colophon Award. He is on the UK Craft Council’s select list of British designer-makers.