André Garcia Pimenta shows pop-up books and promotes workshop

André Garcia Pimenta shows pop-up books and promotes workshop


The Municipal Library José Mariano Gago, in Olhão, will receive, between November 21 and December 19, the pop-up book exhibition «Museu do Papel em Movimento», by André Garcia Pimenta.

This pop-up book show gathers copies from its origin, in the 19th century, to the present day, also showing the production process of a pop-up with printed sheets and the cuts used in its manufacture.

As part of this exhibition, on the day of the opening to the public, November 21, a pop-up workshop for adults is held, from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

In this activity, the history of mechanical books, from their origins to contemporaneity, will be mentioned, with examples from books from different eras.

Participants will be challenged with the practical exploration of the main mechanisms present in the pop-ups, and can then create their own model with the acquired knowledge or reproduce an existing one.

Previous registrations are mandatory and can be done through the email [email protected] or by phone 289700130.

André Garcia Pimenta (Lisbon, August 26, 1982) is a Portuguese author of mechanical books and paper automata, graduated in Plastic Arts (Sculpture) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon and in Design from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon.

His books are edited by himself and produced in Portugal, allowing him to better monitor production, and an ecologically sustainable product.

At the same time, he collects mechanical books, holding several exhibitions and workshops, of which "A Saltar do Livro" stands out at the National Library of Portugal in 2016.

In 2018, the project “Museu do Papel em Movimento” started, a platform that aims to promote the knowledge, dissemination and enjoyment of paper toys with movement and mechanisms, with a special focus on the period between the end of the century. XIX until the 60's of the century. XX.

The exhibition can be visited on Mondays from 13:00 to 18:30, from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:30 and on Saturdays from 13:00 to 18:30.

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