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[BKARTS] Exhibition: Vojtech Kubasta (1914--1992), Czech Artist & Paper Engineer

Broward County Libraries Division's

Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, The Dianne and Michael Bienes Rare Book and Special Collections Library

is please to present:

"Pop-ups, Illustrated Books, and Graphic Designs of Czech Artist and Paper Engineer, Vojtech Kubašta (1914-1992)": 

on display through April 30, 2005 in the Bienes Center of the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

An opening reception and program with the collector Ellen G.K. Rubin of Scarsdale, NY, and Kubasta's daughter, Dagmar Kubastova Vrkljan of Sarnia, Ont., Canada, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. The program and reception are free and open to the public.  RSVP to 954-357-8692.

The Bienes Center's exhibition features 150 items by Kubasta selected from private and public collections. The earliest item in the exhibit, a sketchbook, was created in 1921 when Kubasta was seven years old. The exhibition features the pop-up and moveable books from the 1950s to the 1980s that were to become his hallmark. 

Among the many formats included in the exhibit are: pop-up books, flat books, advertisements, ceramics, greeting cards, puzzles, jewelry, watercolors, and magazines.  Eleven languages are represented  including Arabic, Czech, Danish, English, French, German, and Turkish.
The Bienes Center for the Literary Arts and The Fontaneda Society (Book Collectors Club of South Florida) are sponsoring the event. 

For more information, call 954-357-8692.

As of March 1, 2005, a perfect bound 140-page catalog containing a reproduced die-cut cover and pop-up by Kubasta, scholarly essays, and 150+ color images, will be available for $35.00 from the address below.

James A. Findlay
Broward County Main Library
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
The Dianne & Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-357-8692 (voice)
954-357-6762 (fax)
jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (e-mail)

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