Little altars everywhere
Perhaps the most unusual title among recent pop-ups is Tibetan Buddhist Altars. A collaboration between illustrator Robert Beer, an expert on Tibetan silk brocade thangka paintings, and Tad Wise, who has previously written about Tibetan prayer flags, this book is intended not as a curiosity, but for reflection and meditation on the go. Nevertheless, the mini-altars are somewhat kitschy, like '60s poster art gone 3-D. Renowned paper engineer David A. Carter (the Bugs in a Box series, The Nutcracker) interpreted the designs into the pop-up format.