Visual rhythm and focus: the function of moveable books

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Emily Martin
Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 - 17:15
Weston Library Lecture Theatre

Visual Rhythm and focus: the function of moveable devices in books

Movable devices in books, though sometimes referred to as ‘novelties’, are hardly new. From anatomical lift-flap books, to astrolabes and other volvelles in early modern science texts, from carousel and pop-up children’s books to contemporary artists’ books, these devices allow authors and artists to emphasize and animate ideas and bring life (or motion anyway) to the pages of their books