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Pop-Up! Illustration in 3D

November 23, 2012 to January 6, 2013
Winter, The Little Showman Series No. 2, New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1884, Collection of Ann Staples

Winter, The Little Showman Series No. 2, New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1884, Collection of Ann Staples

With the element of surprise and the excitement of motion, pop-up books delight everyone.  

Pop-Up! Illustration in 3-D presented a selection of pop-up books that range from late 19th century examples to the sophisticated constructions designed by contemporary paper engineers such as David Carter, Chuck Fischer, Bruce Foster, Chuck Murphy, Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda.  To show the complexity of the artist/illustrator’s process, the exhibition included pre-production mock-ups by Chuck Fischer, Edward Gorey and Robert Sabuda.  The exhibition drew largely from the extensive collection of Ann Montanaro Staples, founder of The Movable Book Society and preeminent authority on movable books.