For the first time in the Sharjah Children Reading Festival, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) will make the imaginations of books enthusiasts ‘pop’ with joy with a 3D Book Exhibition that will be organised as part of the festival’s 10th edition، starting next Wednesday (April 18) at Sharjah’s Expo Centre، gulf today reported.
This first-time attraction will be offered to visitors and literature enthusiasts of all age groups by expert Italian curators Massimo Missiroli and Mathieu Faglia، from the 3D Book Centre in Forli، Italy.
The exhibition comes in line with the festival’s theme ‘Your Future… Just a Book Away’، and aims to introduce the UAE’s readers to the ancient art of pop-up or three dimensional books، whose earliest examples are said to be found in 13th Century Catalonia، posing them against the new and emerging technologies in this genre of image-heavy، performance based literature.
Visitors to the 3D Book Exhibition will have access 250 of these books that have been handpicked by the exhibition curators to represent eight different periods of time.
The upcoming edition will take place for 11 days، until Saturday، April 28.