Jacob’s Ladder Structure
APRIL 5, 2014 10 am – 1pm
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust St., Philadelphia
The Jacob’s ladder is a folk toy consisting of blocks of wood held together by strings or ribbon. This 2,000-year-old Chinese toy has many wonderful applications for contemporary artist bookmakers. The book can be read straight through like any accordion book or hold one end and flip the ladder sections to reveal the hidden scenes. The apparent falling of the blocks has to do with a double-acting hinge. But to name it is not to comprehend it.
I will supply board for blocks, ribbon and polyethylene strapping for connector.
You should bring:
10 to 12 images cut to 3” square
(optional) your own ribbon