A chronologic look at the form using some of the over 8, 000 items in Dr. Forman's collection spanning the Medieval early scientific and mathematical works to the singular Robert Sabuda The Christmas Alphabet.
"Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn presents more than 50 examples of action-packed constructions and inspired works of art spanning 500 years. We hope exhibition visitors will experience these rarely seen treasures as their creators intended—as remarkable works that calculate, educate, entertain, and amaze." Smithsonian website
The Pop-Up World of Ann Montanaro is the first World Wide Web exhibition created and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The books depicted here have all been drawn from the collection of Ann Montanaro, who collaborated on the organization of this exhibition and authored its captions and discursive texts. The exhibition was designed and organized by Michael Joseph.
Pop-up books and their movable book cousins have challenged our assumptions about books and reading for more than 700 years. They push the limits of ‘book’ and reinterpret the form. Includes glossary and website links if you wish to try your hand at the craft.
"There's never before been a book like Gallop! Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. A first book of motion for kids, it shows a horse in full gallop and a turtle swimming up the page. A dog runs, a cat springs, an eagle soars, and a butterfly flutters. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the "persistence of vision" principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a Muybridge photo series springing into action--or, in terms kids can relate to, like a video without a screen." author website
16 p. : chiefly ill. ; 34 cm.
"These marvelous paper constructions allow us to appreciate in new ways the artist’s impossible geometry and his themes of infinity and paradox.
The book also features quotes from Escher on the original pieces of art as well as reproductions of a number of his other works. 9 full-color illustrations." Amazon