Surprise! Surprise! Pop-up and Moveable Books

On View: 
Tuesday, October 27, 1987 to Sunday, February 21, 1988

This exhibition of pop-ups and other feats of paper engineering features books from the 15th century through the present day. Among the 75 books on display are examples of 16th-century scientific instruction, such as Johannis Schoneri's Opera Mathematica, printed in Germany in 1551. The exhibition is organized chronologically, leading up to the 1980s, an era in which the resurgence of interest in these moveable publications has been matched by sophisticated technological advances in production.