Sunday, 15 April 2007

Pop-Up And Movable Books

Because books are by design two-dimensional, it might seem impossible for a page to add motion or depth other than through illustrations with perspective and illusion. And yet, for more than 700 years, artists, philosophers, scientists, and book designers have tried to challenge the book's bibliographic boundaries. They have added flaps, revolving parts, and other movable pieces to enhance the text.

Traditionally, pop-ups have been seen as little more than children's books but in recent years, they have grown in prominence, chiefly due to the innovations of Robert Sabuda and David Carter.

Pop-up and Movable Books, a tour through their history from the nineteenth century to the present.

(via Optical Poptitude)

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