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Re: [BKARTS] POP-UP EXHIBIT



Dear James:  I'm looking forward to your pop up show.  I will be in
Boca from Feb  3-16 so will definitely get over there.  Will try to
call first so I can meet you.   Glad the show will be up when I'm
there.

Best Barbara


Broward County Libraries Division's
BIENES CENTER FOR THE LITERARY ARTS
THE DIANNE & MICHAEL BIENES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND RARE BOOK LIBRARY

is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition:

Paper Engineering: The Pop-up Book Structures of Vojtech Kubasta,
Robert Sabuda, and Andrew D. Binder: January 16-March 12, 2004

The free exhibition showcases 55 titles by three paper engineers:

#1) A native of Czechoslovakia, Vojtech Kubasta (1914-1992) studied
architecture, designed puppet theater scenery, and worked as a book
illustrator. His pop-up children's books from the 1950s-1980s were
printed in Czechoslovakia and distrubted by an English publisher.
They contain complex and colorful pop-up scenes that were created
from single boards without elaborate gluing and assembly.

#2) Robert Sabuda is the contemporary creator of pop-up versions of
classic children's books including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The Night Before Christmas. His
pop-up structures are perhaps some of the most complex and
innovative of the genre. He is often seen on national television
discussing his elaborate paper engineered structures.

#3) Andrew D. Binder is a Ft. Lauderdale artist and the co-winner of
the 2001 Florida Artists' Book Prize. He holds a master of fine arts
degree from the University of Miami, and is the coordinator of
applications and webmaster for Florida Atlantic University. In his
one-of-a-kind pop-up artists' books, he frequently uses intricate
netting to create gravity-defying structures and images.

____________________________________________________________________________

A small 4-color print exhibition catalog and the web exhibit will be
available February 1, 2004.

For more information:




James A. Findlay Broward County Main Library Bienes Center for the Literary Arts The Dianne & Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library 100 S. Andrews Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-8692 (voice) 954-357-6762 (fax) jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (e-mail) www.broward.org/bienes

Broward County Libraries Division
(A Service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners)




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