about pop-ups

basic facts

Pop-up and
Movable Books:
In the Context of History

The Smithsonian Lectures
Washington, DC 2010-11

A Timeline History of
Movable Books

Video History of Harlequinades
from c1650 by Werner Nekes

A History of Paper Devices

Glossary of
Pop-Up Terms

A History of Flip Books

The Bigger the Better (2002)

Anatomical Flap Books
at Duke University

Obituaries-They've laid their scissors down

care and repair

Step Right Up!
Step Right Up!
Removing Marks from books

Here, Kitty, Kitty
Deodorizing a Book

Repair tips from the
Baldwin Library
Univ. of Florida

how pop-ups are made

Making Pop-up Books with
Bruce Foster & Chuck Fischer

past events

Reach back in time to
pop-up events you may have missed.

ha!ha! ha!
pop-up jokes

Pop-up books in cartoons

Stephen Colbert with Maurice Sendak

George Bush on
Global Warming

Pop-ups on misc. topics

Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn
~How pop-up books are made~

I am so grateful that this video has been made to show the world what goes into making a pop-up and movable book. Kudos to Bruce Foster, the paper engineer, and Chuck Fischer, the illustrator, who with the polished professional help of Sean McGee, have produced a clear and complete picture of what goes into making these remarkable books. The video was produced for the opening of Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn, the Smithsonian Institution Librairies' exhibit of the mechanisms used in movable paper books. The Popuplady invites you to view this video and be educated and in awe! Thank you, Smithsonian Libraries!