Category Archives: moveable books

Friday Night Flicks : Psalter World Map

Tonight’s flick combines two of my loves: books and maps. The video is from the British Library Learning series on Vimeo.     You might spend a few minutes this weekend admiring some pop-up and movable books —another of my … Continue reading

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The End of Mechanical Month

I had thought I might be finished my piece for #areyoubookenough_machine by today. I am close, but not quite there. Monday saw the beginning of a volvelle for the end of the square tube opposite the iris.

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Friday Night Flicks: Benja Harney: Paper Engineer

Tonight’s flick from the Australian Design Centre features Benja Harney. From the text on Vimeo: Benja Harney is a self-taught paper engineer, working professionally for six years. His work spans from pop-up books for the likes of Kylie Minogue to … Continue reading

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More Mechanical Month

I spent more time this week on my piece for the #areyoubookenough_machine challenge. I have lost track 0f how many parts there are in this thing! Every time I reach a new stage I end up making more parts than … Continue reading

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Mechanical Month

I am having difficulty deciding about the next piece for my solo exhibition, so I have been concentrating on my contribution to #areyoubookenough_machine instead. The iris is completed and ready for inserting in the front of an as yet un-built … Continue reading

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How to Make a “Hidden Page” Book

This week the Minnesota Center for Book Arts posted a ‘make along’ video with instructions for producing a “Hidden Page” book. You can find the twenty minute video here. To follow along, you will need to have ready the following … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering

I love alphabet books, and I love pop-ups. Tonight’s flick presents a delightful book that is both an abecedary and a collection of movable structures. The volume A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering was produced to celebrate the 25th … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Off Book: Book Art

In case you didn’t have a chance to check out the PBS Digital Studio channel on Vimeo two weeks ago, tonight’s flick is another in their series on books. This video examines the idea of what a book is through … Continue reading

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The Beauty and The Beast

I received a lovely gift this past week: a second-hand but mint condition copy of The Beauty and The Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, in the 1858 J. R. Planché English translation.

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Friday Night Flicks: Julie Chen, book artist

Tonight’s flick comes from the Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. The video presents a rapid look at three artist’s books by Julie Chen/Flying Fish Press held in the library’s Special Collections.     If you … Continue reading

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