Books Spring to Life At Rochester

The pop-up books in the University of Rochester’s new exhibit, “Springing to Life”, do just that– come alive. Pop-up and mechanical books have been around for centuries and their true beauty is on display in the Rush Rhees Library. The books’ pages have been carefully crafted by paper engineers.  As you turn each page, the collapsible structures transform into three-dimensional pieces of artwork right before your eyes. Over the years, pop-ups have become more complex with engineers constantly building upon the craft.

The exhibit is curated by Leah Hamilton and displays more than fifty pieces spanning 500 years. Topics range from Christopher Columbus to Star Wars. Check out the video below for a sneak peak:

I’ve never seen a set of books more beautiful and can’t believe the amount of thought that goes into each one. Are you as entranced as I am? Share your thoughts with us below!

 

1

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Popular Articles
4 Financial Goals to Make this Year

4 Financial Goals to Make this Year
01.09.19

Brought to You by our Partners at College Ave Student Loans After ringing in the new year, it's time to start adopting new positive habits and Read More…
7 Bad Habits That Are Blocking Your Full Potential

7 Bad Habits That Are Blocking Your Full Potential
01.01.19

We're firm believers that you should always strive to be the best version of yourself. This means living healthy -- both body and mind -- and Read More…
5 To-Do List Apps You Should Download This Year

5 To-Do List Apps You Should Download This Year
01.02.19

Out with the old, in with the new. It's time to say goodbye to those paper to-do lists you've been using to stay organized. After all, Read More…
Get Pop-Cultured with Brian K. Vaughan

Get Pop-Cultured with Brian K. Vaughan
07.01.15

This July, we'll be chatting with some comics superstars, hosting some exciting giveaways, and celebrating pop culture all month long! We are elated to kick off this year's Read More…
The College Juice © 2019