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June 14, 2010 – September 5, 2011
Museum: American History Museum
Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Location: 1st Floor, West Wing, SI Libraries Gallery
This exhibition on innovative book design highlights movable, pop-up, folding, and multiple-construction books from the year 1570 to the present day. Although today pop-up books are often found in the children's book section, the earliest movable books were tools to educate and document information, such as a calendar, the moon's movements, or the inner workings of the human heart. The show features more than 50 works arranged by construction type in four areas:
The exhibition also features two interactive videos (run continuously) and a cell phone audio tour.