"Pop-ups from Prague: A Celebration
of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992): From the Collection of Ellen G. K. Rubin"
The color catalog from the exhibit has won the 2015 RBMS Leab Exhibitons Award.
Here is what the judges said about the catalog:
"The Division One (expensive) winner is the Grolier Club for “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992) from the Collection of Ellen G. K. Rubin.”
“The committee appreciated the unusual subject matter of this catalog, how it described the way Kubašta’s art changed over time, and the influence of politics and printing technology affected his career,” said David Faulds, chair of the RBMS Exhibition Awards committee and curator of rare books and literary manuscripts at the University of California-Berkeley. “As befitting such a visual subject, the catalog influenced beautiful color reproductions with the photography revealing the three-dimensional nature of pop-up books.”"
The catalog is out of print and availabe in very limited supply from:
1. The Grolier club. Email Maev Brennan: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Movable Book Society [MBS] members: discounted price of $24. Shipping: USA $8; No overseas shipping.
2. Oak Knoll Books @ $30. Shipping: USA $7.95; Overseas $16.95
3. National Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA
The Grolier Kubašta exhibit is over! But you still can experience it by reading what the NY Times had to say and see close-up images of some Kubašta items. A virtual exhibit in three parts:
Part #1, Part#2, Part #3
As part of the exhibit, The Popuplady spoke extensively about Kubašta’s art and life. The talk was followed by a panel discussion with Dagmar Kubaštova, Robert Sabuda, the Prince of Paper, and Monica Brandrup of Up With Paper. View the Evening: Popuplady's talk: first 50 min followed by the panel.
Welcome to the World of Pop-up and Movable Books!
The Popuplady is a writer, collector, curator, lecturer, and lover of the genre known as Pop-up and Movable Books. She invites you to explore her website to discover and experience the world of movable books and movable ephemera.
In this newly up-dated website, The Popuplady will do her best to bring you
solidly, researched information as well as Trivia and Jokes [About Pop-ups].
If you are a return visitor, and I hope you will be, look for for up-dated information.
Did you know that
- movable books date back to the 13th century
- every movable book is hand-made, even today
- movable books were originally made for adults and still are
- the artists who animate the illustrations are called “Paper Engineers”
- there is a Society for movable booklovers like the Popuplady?
Showcased are videos for visitors to dynamically see what the books do best, MOVE!! Examples may be from around the world [Multimedia] or from The Popuplady’s vast collection [My Collections].
Finally, find out who is The Popuplady, what is the source of her passion, and how she can share it personally with you [The Popuplady].Make Popuplady.com your resource for all areas of the Pop-up Book World. Thanks for returning. I hope you visit often.
What's New Around the World
When an author, paper engineer, publisher, or any person who was prominent in our pop-up world passes on, we want to pay them tribute. We do so at Obituaries.
When announcements are no longer timely and there is still information on the Web. Check out PAST EVENTS to see what you missed.
The Movable Book Society
The next Biennial conference is in Philadelphia, PA, beginning Sept. 18, 2014.
Join The Movable Book Society to stay current on all things Pop-up.
Explore links to various vidoes and learn and explore this movable world.
From time-to-time, The Popuplady will recommend or make available a new book. Take a look!
In My Life
The Popuplady tells you about herself and take a peek into some of her personal favorites.
Thank you, Ken Ooi! of Feasible Designs who made this website possible with your graphic skills, perceptive ideas, and patient teaching. I could never have done this without you, Ken!