Category Archives: moveable books

Friday Night Flicks: The Popuplady

Tonight’s flick takes us back to things bookish, and introduces us to Ellen G. K. Rubin, AKA The Popuplady. We get a quick look at a few of the 9,000 plus books and other items from her collection of movable … Continue reading

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Book Dynamics!

I mentioned last Sunday that I had received the copy of Book Dynamics! I had ordered. It is a delight, featuring three dozen artist’s books made by Ed Hutchins between 1989 and 2007.

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The Architecture Pack

On Monday this week I was offered a copy of The Architecture Pack by Ron van der Meer and Deyan Sudjic. I accepted with alacrity (and small joyful noises) since, among other things, it is a pop-up book.

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Friday Night Flicks: Binding Desire

It has been a while since I posted any videos of artist’s books, so I thought I would remedy that today. In early 2014, Otis Special Collections, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, presented an exhibition of artist’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Papier Machine

Today’s flicks combine several of my interests: it’s about a book, DIY paper models, and miniature electronics. Papier Machine was designed and produced by Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage, and the little videos were made by Clément Brandely.     You can … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part One

I first heard about the Chinese Thread Book from my sister-in-law in early February, 2013. Apparently textile collectors had known about them for some time before that, but this was probably about the time people in the book arts started … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Léon The Professional and Il Etait Une Fois

Friday Night Flicks features two videos of pop-up books: Léon The Professional and Il Etait Une Fois. Léon The Professional by Jeremias Krakowiak re-tells the story from the 1994 movie of the same name. The video clearly shows the working of the pop-up mechanisms, and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Engineering the Perfect Pop and Wenn ich einen Garten hätte

Tonight’s flicks re-visit pop-up books. The first is a video of Matthew Reinhart talking about his process in designing pop-up books, the second is a video of a pop-up book created by a German kindergarten class.       You can … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Memories of Science

Memories of Science is an artist’s book by Dorothy Yule. Here’s an entertaining little video of the book in action.     If you are feeling particularly affluent, you can order a copy of Memories of Science through 23 Sandy Gallery. … Continue reading

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Life in Circles

Occasionally I notice that my life is recursive: things appear, then disappear, then return –a bit of déja vu all over again. In August of 1996, I attended (as a guest) the combined 114th meeting of the American Ornithologists Union … Continue reading

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