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Re: terms???

>Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 13:33:30 -0800
>X-PH: V4.1@cornell.edu (Cornell Modified) 
>From: homo obsolescensis <whenry@lindy.stanford.edu>
>To: HAMMOND@library.uta.edu
>Subject: Re:  terms???
>Cc: books@virginia.edu, grandinette@hoover.Stanford.EDU, jparis@unc.edu,
>        pdv1@cornell.edu (Peter D Verheyen)
>>    carousel books
>>    tunnel books
>>    gestural handwriting
>You've stumped me, and I don't have my reference materials handy. The
>first two sound familiar enough the I expect to wake up in the middle
>of the night with a loud Eureka. The latter sounds like it might be
>borrowed from art criticism (.e.g. it's the sort of language used
>describe somone line Cy Twombly), but I'm just guessing. I talked with
>Maria Grandinette and she didn't know either, but we both thought that
>Tunnel book sounds like it might refer to a sort of pop-up book that
>(I think) turned up in the 19th century, and it it was kind of a
>sophisticated concertina that you looked through and could see
>three-dimensional scenes.
>Carousel books I have no idea unless it refers to somthting with a
>rotatable disk (like you find in, say astrology books). Jan Paris
>tells me this is called a Volvelle (I may be spelling it wrong). She
>also didn't recognize the terms, so they are probably not in Carter's
>ABC (she seems to have memorized it :-).
>I'm going to append your message and forward it on to Terry Belanger
>and Peter Verheyen, either of whom will probably know
>No, wait... let's look at Peter's BookArts archives  in Conservation
>OnLine, and see what we can find. Ah, a palpable hit. Hope this gets
>you in the right direction.
>Message-ID:   <199409202208.SAA22243@pipe4.pipeline.com>
>From:         Richard Minsky <minsky@pipeline.com>
>Subject:      Pop-up Book how-to    
>Date:         Tue, 20 Sep 1994 18:38:28 -0400
>I'll add Carol Barton to the nominees for the "Pop-Up Queen" pageant.
>She teaches beginning and advanced pop-ups as well as Tunnel Books at
>the Center for Book Arts.  Paper Engineering is a different subject,
>and the Center's teacher is a king rather than a queen: A.G. Smith.
>I posted the Center's class schedule to the book_arts-l last week, but
>unfortunately it glitched and not even half of it went through. If
>anyone wants the complete file I'll send it to them. The same is true
>of the publications list. Most of the catalogs didn't make it through
>the wire. I sent the complete publications list to the sysop at
>Compuserve's Collect/Books forum. She wrote back that she'll post it in
>that library.
>If you want the current schedule or to receive the next one by paper
>mail, call the Center at (212) 460-9768.
>Center for Book Arts courses are accepted by many universities for
>undergraduate and graduate credit. The Center has from time to time
>offered BFA and MFA degrees in conjunction with academic institutions.
>Inquiries about this can be e-mailed to me.
>                                      Richard
>From:         Mario Rups <MRUPS@BROOK.EDU>
>Subject:      Re: Richard/popup thanks
>Date:         Wed, 21 Sep 1994 11:35:23 -0400
>>Tunnel Books at the Center for Book Arts.  Paper Engineering is 
>>a different subject, and the Center's teacher is a king rather 
>>than a queen: A.G. Smith.
>>                                      Richard
>>Barton has been voted Queen of Pop-Ups by a landslide) but yours was
>>the only one that mentioned the difference between pop-ups and
>>paper engineering.  I'm sure you'll get a lot of response to the
> ...
>>Sara MacDonald, University of the Arts Library In other words,
>Barton's expertise is on pop-ups as a genre, and Smith's is paper
>engineering?  (Forgive my obtuseness, just wanted to get things
>My definition of paper engineering would be the art of cutting /
>pasting the paper in such a fashion that the construct opens out when
>the pages are separated, or that the construct moves when certain tabs
>are pulled or pushed.  If I'm wrong, what other uses might it have?
>Knowing the names of paper engineers is a great boon when pop-ups are
>sold in shrink wrap -- price CAN be a guide to excellence (the more
>expensive, the better the engineering, USUALLY), but a name like, say,
>Keith Moseley is a surer guarantee.
>I know there's a recent book published by Holt (Jackson, Paul: The
>pop-up book: step-by-step instructions for creating over 100 original
>paper projects) on pop-ups, and have it on order, but have not been
>able to discover in-print books ABOUT the subject.  Books in Print has
>over two pages on Toy and Movable Books, but they all seem to be
>examples of the genre.  Unfashionable subject?  Or have I missed
>Mario Rups (an avid collector saddened to discover that early pop-ups
>have now priced themselves out of my budget, alas alack -- no more
>1930s Bookanos for me) 
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