April 4, 2011

Whats Popped Up: Bowdoin Exhibit

Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine has put together a nice exhibit of pop-ups that will be on view in the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library until June 4, 2011. The curators selected more than 150 movable items from the 1,800 titles donated to the college by alumni Harold M. Goralnick for the show, “Pop-ups! They are not JUST for kids”.

Pop-ups! They're Not JUST for Kids from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Here’s what the folks at Bowdoin had to say about the show:

“Although we usually think of children’s books when we see “pop-ups,” these are definitely not all just for children—erotica, architecture, and political commentary join such predictable themes as fairy tales, rhymes and verse, the alphabet and counting, and animals, to name a few. Displayed works range from the late nineteenth century to the present and also include artists’ books that employ pop-up features in their design.”
Click here to view the press release for the exhibit.


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