The Kubašta exhibit is open and getting rave reviews!
Read what the NY Times had to say and see close-up images of some Kubašta items.
Click here for images of the exhibit.
Michael Emerson of TV's "Person of Interest" told the NY Times he loved the exhibit!
I had fortunitously met him there on a Saturday, not Sunday. The Grolier is closed on Sunday. He told me he has a graphic arts background and his Mom is Czech. I'm meeting the most interesting people. Will you be one of them?
The exhibit closes March 15. Email The Popuplady for a special tour.
"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 showcases 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.
These were the events programs for the exhibit.
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 Brandrup-Thomas, 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,
The 81 page, 9" x 12" color exhibit catalog is now available.
Movable Book Society members have a discounted price of $24 plus $8 shipping and should purchase their copies from the Grolier Club directly. There will be copies offered for sale in the Grolier Club lobby. NYS tax will be charged.
[It is suggested that to save on shipping and overall cost, foreign MBS members should purchase their copies (without a discount) from Oak Knoll Books, New Castle, DE]
Non-MBS members may purchase copies from Oak Knoll Books at $30 plus shipping.
The Popuplady will bring a limited number of copies of the catalog to the Philadelphia Conference. Join the Movable Book Society and come to the Conference, September 18!
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!