Visual meter and rhythm: the function of movable devices in books

21 November 2018 5.15pm 6.30pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Emily Martin, Bodleian printer-in-residence


Janet Walwyn -


Movable devices in books, sometimes referred to as novelties, are not new. From anatomical lift flap books, to astrolabes and other volvelles in the early modern science texts, from carousel and pop-up children's books to contemporary artists books - these devices allow for the ultimate means of emphasis within the pages of a book.

A presentation by the Oxford Bibliographical Society and the Centre for the Study of the Book.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.


Please note: entrance to the lecture theatre will be through the readers' entrance on Parks Road.

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