On Friday we visited Whitechapel Gallery to view the excellent Where Three Dreams Cross exhibition of photographs from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Whilst in the bookshop buying the exhibition catalogue, I came across a rather different approach to South Asia: Hindu Altars, A Pop-Up Gallery.
In a robust portable form the book contains pop-up altars for Lakshmi, Shiva, Durga and Ganesha. This is a fine example of a pop-up or ‘movable book’ with the paper engineering done by Bruce Foster and the art by Pieter Weltevrede. If you want to know more about movable books then there is a good history of the subject from the University of North Texas or our earlier post on music and the art of papercraft.
— words & photos by Paul