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Re: [BKARTS] A Celebration of Pop-Up and Movable Books


the www.robertsabud.com link does not work...


On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 13:48:09 -0400, editions <editions@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It's hard to believe, but the Movable Book Society founded by Ann Montanaro
> in 1993 is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. To commemorate the milestone
> the Society has published a landmark volume documenting the development of
> movable paper devices in book structures.  Eleven of the most influential
> paper engineers have been selected and brief essays on their accomplishments
> are paired with an actual working model of one of their creations. Never
> before has so much information on movable books been collected in one
> source.
> The book starts with Matthew Paris (1200-1259), a Benedictine monk who
> recognized the advantage of sewing a revolving disk to the page to avoid
> having to rotate the entire book in order to read a circular chart.  Thus
> the vovelle was invented.  The other engineers include Robert Sayer
> (1725-1794) who invented "turn-up" books; Dean and Sons, publishers who for
> fifty years created pop-up theater scenes and "dissolving pictures;" Lothar
> Meggendorfer (1847-1925) introduced complex mechanicals; Ernest Nister
> (1842-1909) refined the dissolving picture and developed intersecting wheels
> and peepshows; S. Louis Giraud (1879-1950) invented 360-degree paper
> constructions that became the first "self-erecting" pop-ups; Harold B. Lentz
> coined the term "pop-up; Julian Wehr (1898-1970) invented pull-tab
> mechanisms that resulted in amazing animations; Geraldine Clyne (1899-1979)
> and her husband Benjamin, created the unique Jolly-Ups series that employed
> a single die-cut sheet with no added parts; Vojtech Kubasta created big,
> bold pop-ups; and finally, Ib Penick (1931-1998) played a significant part
> in reintroducing pop-up books in the 1960's.
> All of the paper animations are terrific, but three are over the top. A
> complex gobbling turkey represents Lothar Meggendorfer. By lifting the page
> it's possible to see the working parts complete with the original
> identifying labels. Andy Baron contributes interesting background
> information on the distinctive spiral pivots that were used for the original
> books.  For Ernest Nister's page pulling a string one way causes Little
> Bo-Peep to scurry across the page, and by pulling the string the other
> direction she rotates 180-degrees and heads back in the opposite direction.
> Magic! Wait until you see the acrobat that swings 360-degrees around a
> wooden bar in S. Louis Giraud's creation.  How did he do that!
> Ann Montanero did the bulk of the research and Andrew Baron, Allan Boehm,
> Ellen G.K. Rubin, Robert Sabuda and Roy Ziegler contributed additional
> material.  The paper engineering and refinements was carried out by Andrew
> Baron and Kyle Olmon (the paper engineer for the Stand and Deliver catalog)
> at Popyrus Studio in Santa Fe, NM and Sam Ida, Matthew Reinhart, and Robert
> Sabuda at Librum Artifex in New York City.
> A Celebration of Pop-Up and Movable Books (ISBN 0-9746775-0-7) comes in a
> cloth-covered hinged-lid box.  The pre-order cost is a remarkably low $34.95
> and the books are scheduled to ship on October 15.  Shipping is about $5.00
> more depending on address. Orders can be placed at www.robertsabud.com
> This book is a remarkable accomplishment and truly celebrates the ten years
> that the Movable Book Society has been educating and enchanting book lovers
> around the world.
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>             ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED -- NOW October 1, 2004
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                       Spring[binding]Hath Sprung
         Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and Online Exhibition
            Full information at <http://www.philobiblon.com>
             ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED -- NOW October 1, 2004

      Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive at: <http://www.philobiblon.com>

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