Pop-Up and Movable Books: A History of Techniques

Musashino Art University Museum & Library

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Introduces the history and techniques of pop-up books, an increasingly popular subject among Musashino students in recent years. It explores the fascination of “in-motion picture books” as a kind of three-dimensional structural object, focusing on rare pop-up books from the MAU Museum & Library collection dating back to these works’ early era in the 19th century. A total of 80 books will be presented in two sessions. Part one concentrates on the techniques of masters such as Meggendorfer and Niester, explaining some of the illusions and dynamic uses of perspective they developed. Part two showcases works by 20th century pop up book pioneers, including designers and “paper engineers” such as Robert Sabuda.

Part 1: 9/17 (Tues)–10/25 (Fri)
Part 2: 11/4 (Mon, holiday)–12/7 (Sat)

Venue: MAU Library Exhibition Room

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Lecture
Speaker: Tadashi Yokoyama (Tokyo University Professor Emeritus, former head of the Institute for Advanced Media Arts and Sciences)
Date: Early October (TBA)
Venue: MAU Art Museum Hall
Please see the website for details.

[Image: “Little Red Riding Hood” (ca. 1855) London, Dean & Son]

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From 2013-09-17 To 2013-12-07
Closed on Sundays, most holidays, and 10/26–11/3. Special openings on 9/23 (Mon, holiday) and 11/4 (Mon, holiday). Closes at 17:00 on Saturdays, special opening days, and 10/22–10/25.

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