Pop-Up Books on Display
Matthew Reinhart’s Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy and Blue Ribbon Books’ 1932 pop-up edition of Pinocchio are part of a free exhibition titled “POP! Movable Books from the Arthur J. Williams Pop-Up Collection,” on display through August 12 at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton. Reinhart created Star Wars for the 30th anniversary of George Lucas’s eponymous movie and has received praise from the New York Times and other publications for the book’s elaborate pop-ups and imagery. Pinocchio, based on the character in the 1883 children’s novel by Carlo Collodi, is the exhibition’s oldest book. Famed artist Harold Lentz illustrated the 1932 book with many black-and-white illustrations and four color pop-ups, all showing Pinocchio in trouble. The exhibition also features pop-up adaptations of such classics as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Moby-Dick, Peter Pan, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Winnie-the-Pooh, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Twelve Days of Christmas. The Jaffe Center curated the exhibition from the collection of 425 pop-up books that Williams, a retired film editor, donated to FAU Libraries in 2011.