Tunnel Book: The Pageantry of the Carousel

  Lithograph, watercolor, acrylic. 9.5″ x 10″ May 2015 Tunnel books, arranged to simulate a three-dimensional illusion, originated in the 1700’s and were inspired by stage sets. However, its name has a surprising source. In England this form of book was used to advertise a newly built tunnel under the Thames River. The tunnel itself became a national joke. It had cost more than 500,000 pounds (a considerable amount in the 1800’s)... Read More

Inside the Tunnel Book

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