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April 3, 2011 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Animated Anatomies is a new exhibition from Duke University Special Collections that examines the beautiful intricacies of anatomical flap books.

Be sure to check out the Links page for even more great examples.
posted by Horace Rumpole (7 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Flap books!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:35 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

Have a cow!. These Google bodies never got an FPP, but they should now.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:54 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

Is it just me, or did anyone else have a popup book like this as a kid?
posted by redbeard at 9:49 AM on April 3, 2011

I had tons of these sorts of books. Some were my mother's "serious" texts. Some of them were printed on transparencies and you could remove a layer at a time. Mostly I looked through them for the naughty bits.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:25 AM on April 3, 2011

Mostly I looked through them for the naughty bits.

aka anatomical flaps
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:37 AM on April 3, 2011

or, for those people on reddit, anatomical faps.
posted by shiny blue object at 10:41 AM on April 3, 2011

Those are just beautiful, exquisite, really. Oooh, lots to explore there! Heaps of gems. Happy clickage. Thanks Horace Rumpole. What a cool find.

I noticed on that site some links, which include some to to blogposts about anatomical flap books and like this very cool one.

Oooh, this site too.
posted by nickyskye at 11:19 AM on April 3, 2011

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