"Springing to Life" Exhibit Extended

"Springing to Life" Exhibit Extended

Movable Books and Mechanical Devices
Rare Books and Special Collections
January 23, 2012 9:00am to September 15, 2012 5:00pm

The paper engineers who design movable and pop-up books that spring to life before our eyes make the transformation look effortless.  The term “movable” refers to books containing mechanical paper devices that remain flat, such as paper discs, flaps, and pull tabs.  “Pop-up” describes collapsible paper devices that elevate off the page into three dimensional structures. Today’s movable and pop-up books contain the same basic elements developed and improved upon by previous generations of paper engineers.

"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.

Please see the UR youtube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQzlX27rn9c

The exhibition is being held in Rare Books and Special Collections, 2nd floor, Rush Rhees Library.  For exhibition hours, please call (585) 275-4477.

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