Tunnel book / トンネル・ブック

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Culture of Paper Models, Ephemera, Other diorama & models, Paper diorama - Europe

There were printed publication called ‘Tunnel Book’ or ‘Peepshow book’, a part of paper diorama history in Europe.  The top picture shows its structure with several cut out card panels connected by bellows – folded for storage and extended to view through holes in front.


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This is a modern Japanese replica of 1820s English book showing Palais-Royal in Paris ( by Dai Nihon Kaiga, 2009 ).  There are three holes to look in and the images below are view through the central one.

撮影したものはイギリスのS. & J. フラー社1820年代製のトンネル・ブックを大日本絵画社が2009年に復刻したもので、パリのパレ・ロワイヤルを正面の3つの穴から覗くように作られたものです。

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