Friday, March 03, 2006

Movable Magic with Paul Johnson, March 31, 2006

Paul Johnson Presents Movable Magic
(How many books can he pull from one suitcase?)

On Friday, March 31st, at 7 p.m., watch Paul Johnson pull a library's worth of movable/pop-up books - many his own, others made by British schoolchildren - from a single suitcase. He'll talk about the endless power of the book as an aesthetic form and its special fascination for children of all ages. No admission charge.

To register and for more information call Vicki Ingrassia, Children's Librarian, at 914-232-3508.

Paul Johnson is internationally recognized for his pioneering work on developing literacy through the book arts and as a paper engineer and book artist. Author of over 15 titles including A Book of One's Own, Literacy Through the Book Arts and Pictures and Words Together, he ran until recently the Book Art Project from Manchester Metropolitan University. His movable books are in the collections of the Cooper-Hewett Museum in New York, the National Gallery, the Library of Congress, the University of California at Berkeley and Yale University, among other institutions. His work selected for Stand and Deliver - an exhibition of editioned movable books that has been touring the U.S. He exhibits widely and is on the United Kingdom Craft Council's select list of British designer-makers.