Celebration of Pop-up and Movable Books


Author: Ellen G.K. Rubin


Illustrator: Robert Sabuda

[SABUDA, Robert]. A Celebration of Pop-up and Movable Books. [East Brunswick, NJ: Movable Book Society, 2004]. 8vo, 8 pp. Purple cloth with paper pop-up affixed to the front. Pop-up fold-outs on every page featuring mechanicals that are revealed as the flaps open. A fine copy in original purple cloth clamshell box (light wear). Signed by one of the authors, Ellen G.K. Rubin.

First and only edition being one of 2500 copies. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Movable Book Society, this limited edition pop-up book features eleven paper engineers from the 13th to the 21st century, including Lothar Meggendorfer, Harold Lentz, Julian Wehr, and Vojtech Kubasta, and features reproductions of their works with biographical information. Among the authors is Robert Sabuda, the foremost modern creator of pop-ups and mechanicals. Sabuda, as well as Matthew Reinhart, Kyle Olmon, and Sam Ida are credited for the book’s paper engineering and mechanical refinements.