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What makes pop-ups pop?
Here are some wonderful watercolors, just added to the Libraries’ Galaxy of Images, from the Anthropology Library.
Apparently the man we have come to call Santa was also, according to Wikipedia, “the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students.”
As we can see in Animal life in fact, fancy and fun, Giraud was a master at creating colorful animal figures that pop-up and can be viewed from multiple angles when the page is opened.
Robot is a wonderful example of a multi-action pop-up/movable book where each illustrated, brightly colored page includes flaps, pull-tabs, and other mechanisms.
Neue lebende Bilder: ein Ziehbilderbuch, like many of his living pictures series of this time, consists of a series of familiar yet amusing figures that move when the pull tab is pulled. A girl draws water from a well, a painter a portrait on an easel, women wash clothes, a musician plays a cello, a butcher chops meat, and a dog is taught a new trick.