The Libraries exhibition, Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn is still on display in the National Museum of American History. Stop by and see some fabulous examples of pop-up and movable books, from the 1600s to today.
Tag: Pop-up book
The first Noël, like many pop-up and movable books, was created to celebrate the holiday season.
In the 1950s-1960s, Vojtěch Kubašta, an Austrian-born paper engineer and illustrator working in
Czechoslovakia, created a series of pop-up adventure and fantasy stories combining bold folk art style imagery, distinctive colors, and innovative cut and folded paper styles. Some of his large-scale constructions of this period include Marco Polo (1962), The tournament (1950s), and Ricky the Rabbit (1961).
Wow!: The pop-up book of sports is featured in the Libraries’ current exhibition highlighting innovative book design, Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn, which is on display in the Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Gallery, National Museum of American History, first floor west, through September 1, 2011.
Numbers or Roly Poly Numbers is a pop-up version of a leporello (a book that folds out in an accordion-like manner). A small brightly-colored cube is opened by pulling apart one side to reveal a small pop-up figure in a smaller cube. The process continues as ten cubes— each with a number of figures ranging from one to ten— are exposed.
Join us TODAY for: Chuck Fischer, Creating a Pop-Up Book and The Enduring Appeal Of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, December 1, 2010, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
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.