Pop Up! Movable Books & Art at the Library
Explore the world of movable books - from commercially produced works to inventive handmade artists’ books - all drawn from Special Collections & Archives at McHenry Library.
Mechanical devices like liftable flaps and revolving wheels were built into scientific and scholarly books as early as the 13th century, but it wasn't until the late nineteenth century, and the explosion of inexpensive color printing technologies, that movable books found their way into the hands of masses of children and adults. Readers continue to love these books that move, for the hands-on marvel of a simple machine built of folded paper and glue hidden within the flat covers of a book. Artists working in book arts today incorporate moving parts and mechanical structures into their work as well, inventing structures to further push the boundaries of what a book can do.
Pop Up! is co-curated by Luisa Haddad and Rebecca Rapp.
Special Collections & Archives is grateful to Ann Gibb and Sandor Nagyszalanczy, whose donated pop-up book collection has made this exhibit possible.
Open to the public during Special Collections & Archives hours.
Friday, November 16 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, November 19 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 20 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 21 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, November 26 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 27 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 28 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 29 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, November 30 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, December 3 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 4 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
McHenry Library, Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, Third Floor
1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064