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Rochester Review
March–April 2012
Vol. 74, No. 4

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PAPER CACHET: A pop-up illustration of the Pinta and the Santa Maria from Voitech Kubasta’s 1961 How Columbus Discovered America, or Christoph Columbus Genuensis is one of more than 50 examples of pop-up books, interactive mechanisms, and other feats of paper engineering on display at Rush Rhees Library through Aug. 17. Drawn from the collections of the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, the works in the exhibition Springing to Life: Movable Books and Mechanical Devices span nearly 500 years of movable book technology. For more photos and a video, visit

Photograph by Adam Fenster