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Pop-ups, Illustrated Books, and Graphic Designs of Czech Artist and Paper Engineer Vojtech Kubasta (1914-1992) Paperback – February 1, 2005

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Ellen G. K. Rubin discovered pop-up and movable books and paper over 20 years ago and has been avidly collecting them ever since. Today, she has more than 6800 books and thousands of un-cataloged movable ephemera. Ellen is a Board Member of the Movable Book Society and writes for its newsletter, Movable Stationery.

Leaving her roots in science and medicine (Yale Medical School-Physican Associate '89), Ellen now writes about her books, lectures to children and grown-ups, conducts workshops for the Girl Scouts, and curates exhibitions, including, Brooklyn Pops Up! The History and Art of the Movable Book [2000] at the Brooklyn Public Library. She is credited with the concept for its pop-up catalog, Brooklyn Pops Up, with cover art by Maurice Sendak, now in its 5th printing. In 2004, Pitspopany Press published Ellen's The Hanukkah Puzzle Book: A Book in Eight Parts for Eight Days of Fun! She contributed to Celebrat10n! published by The Movable Book Society. The Popuplady also focuses on the oeuvre of the Czech artist, Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992). The pop-up catalog from the Kubašta exhibition at the Bienes Museum won an ARLIS award.

Ms. Rubin has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and Japanese Public TV presenting the history of pop-up books from her collection. Presently, she is a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution for their 2010 pop-up book exhibition, Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn.

Ellen hosts the informational website: www.popuplady.com and may be reached at popups@popuplady.com for lectures and workshops.

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