You are all invited to an exhibit....and more!
"Pop-ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992): From the Collection of Ellen G. K. Rubin"
Over 100 items from The Popuplady's extensive Kubašta collection will showcase not only pop-up books, but pop-up and flat ephemera, advertising, posters, original art, games and puzzles, childhood sketches, etc. all paper-engineered and illustrated by Vojtěch Kubašta. The exhibit focuses on
Kubašta's passions for music, Mozart, Prague, and children and brings to light the political climate in which he worked, first under the Nazis followed by the Communists.
January 23-March 15, 2014 at the Grolier Club
47 E. 60th St. (between Park and Madison Avenues), New York City
Free of charge and open to the public, Monday-Friday, 10 AM -5 PM.
Mark your calendars for the program events below.
The Popuplady would love to see and meet you there!
Tuesday, February 4, 6-8 PM:
A talk on "The Life, Art, and Times of Vojtěch Kubašta" by curator,
Ellen G. K. Rubin, followed by a panel discussion with:
- Dagmar Kubaštová, Kubašta's daughter,
- Robert Sabuda, award-winning paper engineer,
- Monika Brandup, creative director of Up With Paper.
Wednesday, February 12, 5:30-7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 1-2 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2-4 PM and by special arrangement.
The Curator's Chat is an informal tour of the exhibit with the curator,
A color catalog of the exhibit will be available through Oak Knoll Books,
New Castle, DE.
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- movable books were originally made for adults and still are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].
Here, at Popuplady.com, you will find what is going on right now in the Popup World, what the Paper Engineers are working on [Links] and how you can repair and maintain your books.[About Books].
Learn about and join the Movable Book Society and come to its biennial conference [MBS].
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
The Smithsonian Institution at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC has mounted an interactive exhibit of pop-up books featuring the many mechanisms that make them dynamic. Entitled, Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn, this exhibit begins in 1540 and comes right up to the present.
The Popuplady spoke at the National Museum of American History, November 10, 2010. Her topic was the 700 year history of movable books. The lecture series continues through the exhibition's showing with experts in the field. Click to hear her lecture.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.
There are always new websites "popping up." Visit Links to see what has been added, like the new website for the Meggendorfer Prize winner, Andy Baron and a thesis that covers the history, present, and future of pop-ups.
The Movable Book Society
The Biennial conference in Portland, Oregon is over.
Join The Movable Book Society to stay current on all things Pop-up.
The Meggendorfer Prize has been won by ABC3D. See the video.
Bruce Foster and Chuck Fischer, paper engineer and illustrator, have been working together to create wondrous movable books. They have made a unique video to give you an inside look on how these magical books are made. Don't miss this or then many YouTube and site videos The Popuplady is always adding for your interest and enjoyment!
The Popuplady never tires of looking for new movable paper items. This year, at Papermania in Hartford, CT, she found the most amazing erotic piece of movable ephemera and wrote about for The Ephemera News. Here is the article.
You may have missed the Kubašta exhibit at the Bienes Museum in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, but you can still see the catalog and browse through Opus VK, Kubašta's own bibliography.
Some of these links may take you away from The Popuplady. Please come right back!
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!