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by Ginny Ruffner

The Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA is proud to announce the release of the Pop-Up book "The Imagination Cycle," by glass and multimedia artist Ginny Ruffner. This beautifully illustrated and crafted pop-up book explores the wonder and curiosity that leads artists young and old to new ideas and creations. Illustrated and written by Ginny Ruffner and designed by paper engineer Bruce Foster, these handcrafted pages take a journey through the "what ifs?" and "why nots!" that challenge anyone who picks up a paintbrush or doodles a sketch. Ruffner surprises and inspires the reader as calligraphic text winds amid starry skies, faces hide beneath flaps and pockets, and wildly inventive pop-ups leap off each page. The book turns convention on its head when the end isn't even the end at all, but reveals more pages on the reverse side! The accordion-style book comes in a handsome cardboard sheath to both protect and display it. Perfect for the budding young artist or the playful and artistic adult in your life! Ginny Ruffner's glass sculpture can be seen in galleries and museum collections the world over. Graduating in 1975 with a Masters degree in painting from the University of Georgia, Ruffner relocated to Seattle, WA ten years later and became a significant addition to the burgeoning art glass scene.
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ISBN: 1605308048
ISBN13: 978-1605308043
Category: Photography
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Author: Ginny Ruffner
Language: English
Publisher: Museum of Northwest Art; 1st, Limited edition (2008)
Pages: 19 pages
ePUB size: 1390 kb
FB2 size: 1570 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 780
Other Formats: mobi lrf mbr lit

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As a pop-up book collector, I was very happy to add this book to my collection. This very colorful book has a $30 list price and comes in a paper covered slipcase. This unusual book has 7 double page pop-ups and 2 double pages with four lift flaps to reveal a small pop-up under each lift flap; I say that the book is unusual because when you start reading the book, you can only go half way and then you have to flip the book over to read the rest of the book.

The paper engineering by Bruce Foster was complicated enough keep my interest. Several of the pop-ups had less complicated paper engineering, but the artwork still made for eye catching pop-ups. There is no story; each page just has a phrase that pertains to using your imagination.
A comically presented positive reminder to be gentle with yourself while in the creative whirlwind of a project, or with it's completion, or beginning! I collect pop-up books and loved it's inventive, creative way of communicating it's message.
This is apparently the second pop-up book by phenomenal glass artist Ginny Ruffner, and it makes me sad to have missed the first. This book is marvelous--each pop-up is whimsical and fun, and it sparks your imagination as you explore its twists and turns. It probably plays well with both adults and kids, and would make a really good special gift. Cool for the coffee table, as well!
Sometimes the simplest advice is the best advice. Here's a successful artist who has managed to distill, clearly and in her own voice, the elements of imagination that everyone - at any stage - needs in order to jumpstart new creations. What I liked best is that this book IS a piece of art, in its own right. The Imagination Cycle is inspiring, inventive, entertaining, and one-of-a-kind.