The California Pop-Up Book [derived from] LACMA Exhibition Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000
New York: A Joint Production of the Los Angeles County Mueum of Art [and] Universe Publishing; distributed by St. Martin's Press, . Unpaginated, manufactured in Thailand with lots of hand-work, an ambitious 3-D compendium of high and low art, many pop-up styles and pop-up devices on display here, not entirely successful but a good try. Things inset tend to fall out of their compartments, the Golden Gate Bridge is unwieldy, the Watts Towers rather bland, and so on. We should mention triumphs: the glassed-in elevated Case Study House, Gehry's Concert Hall, plus general excellences such as the wonderful welter of color, and, well, back to "ambitious." This copy is just out of its shrinkwrap and we haven't lost any pieces yet! - so hurry.