LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE GOING TO ADELAIDE, check out this pop-up book exhibition.
Here is what the State Library of South Australia says about the exhibition:
On display in the Treasures Wall, this exhibition features paper engineering from the collections of the State Library.
This exhibition explores the beginnings of moveable books in academia, the history of children’s pop-up books, and the use of the moveable format across a multitude of subjects and genres including old story-time favourites, Christmas, sport, exploration, science and music.
Amongst these intriguing pieces you will find a moveable handmade Valentine’s card made for bereaved parents, a rare Don Bradman batting-action ‘Flicker’ book and a record album cover with the band members as pop-up characters.
Other pieces in this display have been drawn from the Children’s Literature Research Collection (CLRC) which is one of the State Library’s most significant heritage collections. The CLRC contains a wealth of children’s literature, toys, games and ephemera, some from prominent South Australian families.
ken ash says
interesting. I have only one pop up item, a Christmas greeting.Late Victorian I guess
Have not been able to swap or sell it in the 30 years I have had it.
Amazing, I would have thought it to be charming. And so sold.