Pick a shape, any shape

If you thought books had to be rectangular, a trip to a gallery in Raanana will change your mind.

March 25, 2006 04:19
1 minute read.
Pick a shape, any shape

books 88. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


If you thought books had to be rectangular, a trip to the Municipal Art Gallery in Raanana will immediately change your mind. Entitled "Shaped Books," the exhibition is entertaining as well as fascinating. All a child's favorites are there, including Donald Duck, The Three Little Pigs, Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, Dick Wittington, Puss and Boots, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Say Cheese! and Play Ball to The Shel l Animal Jingle Book, This Old Man and This Is Number Eight represent a very small portion from the scores of shaped editions included in the world class collection of Raphael Gr nzweig. Developed in the mid-19th century together with the invention of lithographic color printing, the shaped book has taken on a myriad of forms dedicated to subjects ranging from children's nursery rhymes and food to holiday greetings, the macabre, sports, Judaica and educational concepts. Colorful, amusing, informative and infused with historical references, "Shaped Books" is a delight for the entire family. Captivating, inventive pop-ups and numerous contoured die cuts, the presentations, dating from 1850 to the present, are from publishers in England, Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain, Israel and the United States and often enough will take Mom and Pop down memorabilia lane. See these treasures at the Municipal Art Gallery, Yad Lebanim, 147 Ahuza Street, Raanana. For information: Orna Fichman, Tel. 09-761-0564. Through April 23. Sun-Thur., 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri., to 12:30, Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. Free entrance.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys