The Flagbook is a kinetic concertina* structure invented by Hedi Kyle. As you will see, she has created many concertina book structures! The first slide below is one of hers, made from mica! Other artists featured in the slideshow are Sarah Matthews (D.C.), Susan King (CA/KY), Dea Fischer (Canada), and Karen Hanmer (IL). Flag books lend themselves to many variations. Try cutting out portions of the spine or attaching flags to both front and back of the accordion, or experimenting with other alterations. (See Julie Chen’s Invented Landscape.)
The concertina book structure utilizes a narrow folded accordion spine that has flags, cutouts, or signatures attached to either the valley or mountain folds using adhesive or stitching.
Examples in ASU Rare Books & Collections
Artist Examples & Class Demos