Held in conjunction with Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn, our ongoing exhibition in the Libraries' gallery located in the National Museum of American History, the series will feature movable book historians, pop-up artists and designers, and paper engineers.
We hope you will join us on December 1, 2010 and please watch our Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn blog for future announcements.
Creating a Pop-Up Book and The Enduring Appeal Of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
December 1, 2010
National Museum of American History
Chuck Fischer (top) is a leading author and designer who has taken his unique painting style and effortlessly transferred his signature look to various home furnishings, products, and books, making his remarkable artistry available to a wide audience. Fischer’s work is in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and in the Libraries' exhibition, Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop, & Turn at the National Museum of American History.
On November 10, 2010, Fischer’s latest pop-up book, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up by Chuck Fischer was published by Little, Brown and Company. Along with the book, Fischer launched interactive apps for the iPad: A Christmas Carol and Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Fischer's book, Christmas in New York: A Pop-Up Book has become a perennial holiday favorite, chosen as one of USA Today’s Top Ten holiday books for 2007. In The Beginning: The Art of Genesis was published in 2008, and Angels: A Pop-Up Book (bottom) was chosen by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to be featured in their Holiday 2010 catalog. 2010 marks the fourth year Fischer has been honored with the commission to create the annual holiday card for The White House Historical Association.
The lecture on December 1st will be followed by a book signing event for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up by Chuck Fischer.
For event inquiries, contact Susan Frampton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Liz O'Brien and Elizabeth Periale