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[BKARTS] A Movable Feast at Columbia Book & Paper Center



 
A MOVABLE FEAST:
Pop-ups, Volvelles, Tunnels, Flaps and other Movable Books

The Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago
August 12 - September 23, 2006
???Private Opening for Members of the Book & Paper Community???
Panel Discussion: Friday, September 15 at 6:30pm
 
A Movable Feast of Pop-ups, volvelles, tunnels, flaps and other movable
books of one kind or another have been traced back as far as the thirteenth
century.  This exhibition is drawn from a number of important private
collections spotlighting the "heroes" in the field of both yesterday and
today. A large portion is devoted to the work of the very influential Czech
artist and paper engineer Vojtěch Kubašta who is credited as the inspiration
of many of the "pop-up people" working today.  His faux-naif style with a
Bohemian flavor produced richly vivid illustrations that were used for both
books and advertisements.  Throughout this exhibition are Kubašta's
anthropomorphic animals, dwarves, puppets, and wizards that are highly
desirable to collectors of vintage pop-up and movable books.

Also Featuring:

Ron van der Meer was the first designer to introduce three-dimensional books
to the adult market, with phenomenal success. This success has resulted in
numerous awards and commissions from the likes of the National Geographic
Society, Disney, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Paul Getty and Victoria
and Albert Museums.  He was the creator of "The Art Pack" and "The
Architecture Pack which were distributed all over the world.  The latest Van
der Meer titles are The Cook Pack produced with Gary Rhodes and The
ParaScience Pack with Uri Geller.

Robert Sabuda  is a leading children's pop-up book artist and paper
engineer. His recent books, including those depicting the stories of "The
Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and "Alice in Wonderland," along with the recent
"Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs: have received wide popular and
critical acclaim.

Ib Penick was the paper engineer of numerous pop-up books for the Children's
Television Workshop. Penick also engineered pop-up books featuring "Star
Wars" and "Popeye," as well as Edward Gorey's book "The Dwindling Party."

John Strejan, know world-wide by his "Silverblade" moniker, was considered
by many as one of the world's best paper engineers, as well as being a first
class designer and illustrator.  Strejan contributed his talents to "Snoopy"
and the "Twelve Days of Christmas" by Charles M. Schultz and authored and
illustrated many other pop-up books, two of which published over 600,000
world-wide.

David Carter, paper engineer and pop-up book artist wrote "How Many Bugs in
a Box" and the very famous "One Red Dot".  He has created more than 50
pop-up books for children - many with the charming bug theme.

ALSO INCLUDED in A Movable Feast are important artworks and curiosities from
movable book's past and present.

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Mavens of Movable: Pop-up aficionados!  Here's the
opportunity of a lifetime: World-renowned master pop-up engineers Robert
Sabuda and Matthew Reinhard, as well as others from their knock-out staff,
will provide insights into the lives of commercial book artists.  Come
prepared to be wowed by images of their process and to share in a panel
discussion.  This panel is offered in conjunction with the 2006 meeting of
The Movable Book Society.

Exhibition:    August 12 - September 23, 2006

Panel:  The Mavens of Movable is on Friday, September 15 at 6:30pm
With Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart

Gallery Hours:  10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday

Columbia College Chicago's Center for Book & Paper Arts
1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60605
312.344.6630 or www.bookandpaper.org

Exhibition & Lecture, Free and Open to the Public

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