Behind the Paper Curtain: The Magic and Math of Harry Potter, The Pop-Up Book
Paper Engineer Bruce Foster's talk entitled “Behind the Paper Curtain: The Magic and Math of Harry Potter, The Pop-Up Book”, given at the National Museum of American History's Carmichael Auditorium on May 10, 2011. Part of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Paper Engineering Lecture Series.
The Birth of a Corporate Pop-Up Book
Paper Engineer Andrew Baron's talk entitled "The Birth of a Corporate Pop-Up Book," given at the National Museum of American History's Carmichael Auditorium on April 18, 2011. Part of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Paper Engineering Lecture Series.
The Pop-Up Art of David Carter
An April 16, 2011 lecture by paper engineer David Carter in the National Museum of American History's Carmichael Auditorium. Part of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Paper Engineering Lecture Series.
A History of Pop-up and Movable Books: 700 Years of Paper Engineering
Ellen G. K. Rubin discovered pop-up and movable books when she began reading them to her sons over 25 years ago. Today, she has more than 6,500 books and thousands of uncataloged movable ephemera. While at Yale Medical School's Physican Associate program in 1987, she attended the Sterling Library's exhibition on the history of movable books. It was there that she learned about the scholarly dimensions of her passion.
Ellen now lectures and writes about her books, conducts workshops, and curates exhibitions. In 2000, she co-curated Brooklyn Pops Up! The History and Art of the Movable Book at the Brooklyn Public Library. In 2005, two exhibitions from her collection were mounted. The first was at the Bienes Museum in Ft. Lauderdale, FL of the work of Vojtěch Kubašta, the Czech artist and paper engineer. Its catalog, with a pop-up, won an ARLIS award. The second was the exhibition, Ideas in Motion: The History and Art of the Movable Book held at the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY-New Paltz. In 2004, Pitspopany Press published Ellen's The Hanukkah Puzzle Book: A Book in Eight Parts for Eight Days of Fun! Ms. Rubin has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and Japanese Public TV presenting the history of pop-up books from her collection. She is a charter member of the Movable Book Society and writes for their newsletter and is a member of the Grolier Club. Ellen hosts her website, The Pop-Up Ladyto disseminate information on the subject.
Springing to Life: Movable Books and Mechanical Devices
Springing to Life: Movable Books & Mechanical Devices," curated by Leah Hamilton, features more than 50 examples of pop-up books, bibliographic mechanisms, and amazing feats of paper engineering and spans nearly 500 years of the interactive book. Each of the books in the exhibit is a part of the collection in the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections Department. For more information on the exhibit, visit: http://www.library.rochester.edu/node/32924.