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Perpendicular

Denoting the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture, prevalent from the late 14th to mid 16th centuries and characterized by broad arches, elaborate fan vaulting, and large ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
2,196 words
Illustration(s):
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...with the production of turn-up or metamorphosis books, also called “harlequinades” because the popular stage character Harlequin often appeared as the main character. These small books, with limited text, were illustrated volumes produced from a single, printed sheet, folded perpendicularly into four. The sheets were hinged at the top and bottom of each fold and the picture was cut through horizontally across the center to make two flaps that could be opened up or down. When the flap was raised, a new picture was formed. Harlequinades became popular in the late...

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