Wednesday, May 11, 2005

History of Pop-up and Movable Books

University of North Texas has a very interesting exhibit of pop-up and movable books.

A Brief History of Early Movable Books
At present, books considered "pop-up" or movable are popular sources of delight for children and adults alike.However, the types of books today's audiences associate with such a genre are the result of a somewhat long development and, consequently, form an intriguing niche in the "history of the book."

Robert Sabuda is a present day master of this artform. His books are exquisite.
His website features all his books plus instructions on making your own pop-ups.

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