May 9, 2001
Novels Bursting With Images
Some art exhibits grab your attention,
but Maria Winkler's latest exhibition literally pops out at
you. Her collection of pop-up books, dating back several centuries,
is on display at California State University, Sacramento from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in the library's archives
to Winkler, an art professor at CSUS, pop-up books are creative,
three-dimensional works of art that defy age limitations.
"I started collecting pop-up books about two years ago
because I found them to be such a wonderful art form. The
quality of the illustrations are so intricate," she said.
"I really admire the paper engineers for their inventive
and creative styles."
Aside from being an art form, pop-up books increase a reader's
interest with the use of revolving parts to combine the imaginative
power of pictures and story with the manual use of movable
parts. The history of pop-up books dates back to the 13th
century, but Winkler's favorites have a 21st century theme.
"I especially like the books from the 1930s and 1940s
because they illustrate popular culture images like Mickey
Mouse, Dick Tracy and other comics and fairy tales,"
Winkler said. "I find these images particularly significant
in terms of the illustrations because I found those illustrations
later influenced my artwork as an adult."
For more information about the exhibit call (916) 278-6144.
Media assistance is available by contacting CSUS public affairs
at (916) 278-6156.
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