Paper engineering has had a long history from the beginnings of print, based on manuscripts dating back as early as the 12th century. Turning volvelle dials, liftable flaps, cut-out constructions, and other tactile devices situated inside books and on single-sheet prints playfully enhanced the reader experience. Graphically engaging, they offered tools for calculation, created visual transformation
between two and three dimensions, and can still be used today. In conjunction with Curator Suzanne Karr Schmidt’s spring exhibition devoted to interactive books, this workshop will provide hands-on experience with the study of books and other printed materials with movable parts from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century.
Priority will be given to applicants from CRS Consortium Institutions. Consortium members may also be eligible to receive Consortium travel grants to help defray travel costs. For more details, consult your local consortium representative.