my collections

pop-up and movable books

Puff the Magic Dragon
engineered by Bruce Foster

Contemporary artist, Tauba Auerbach,
creates pop-ups, 2D, 3D

Spratt's Obstetrical Tables, 1847
I call her, Lady Modesty.

Book Artist, Julie Chen, at work

Dean's
Little Red Riding Hood-c1850

Giraud's Bookano pop-up

Meggendorfer's
Lord Thumb
video and more!

The Astronomicum
Caesareum

Tuson's Myology
anatomical flap book

Sacrobosco's Sphaera

Videos of classic pop-ups

vojtěch kubašta

Czech It Out!
Translating Kubašta

Kubašta books on video

Kubašta exhibit
at the Bienes Museum, FL

wild & wacky books

Abecedarian

ephemera

Watchpapers: Practical Tokens of Labor and Love
A bit of naughtiness!

Movable postcards
You won't believe your eyes!

 

 

 

The Astronomicum Caesareum

Printed in Ingolstadt, Germany in 1540 for Emperor Charles V, the Astronomicum Caesareum is considered the most beautiful movable book every made. Peter Apianus (1495-1552), a noted astronomer, included 35 volvelles to show the movement of the planets and the moon. The book is based on the Ptolemaic system where the Sun rotates around the Earth. Its volvelles are actual calculators, astronomical instruments. The book is often referred to as The Emperor's Astronomy.