Alternative Art Textbooks
I just concluded the Texas Art Education Textbook adoption process. One thing to come
out of the committie was the need for the possible purchase of alternative books for the
classroom. I have been asked to find books that could be used in the classroom INSTEAD
of the prescribed books by the publishers (state will pay 70% up to x amount) . I decided
to reach out and see what some of your contemporary solid refrence books (that could be
used as a textbook). We are looking for Design, Ceramics, Art history, Drawing, Painting,
Sculpture, Contemporary Drawing Issues, and Graphic Design. If you reply to this email
ISBN Author Publisher Title and Cost (if you know it) Also a few sentances about it.
The book must be current (say within the last 5 years) and easily bought.
I just thought I would open up this process up and see what replies I get.
(The one who was so unhappy in Dallas---Well I got a new job)
- Greetings Nicole,
Congrats on the new job! (and my prayers go out to the person who accepted
your old job - it was a tough one).
I have been VERY pleased with every book I bought from Davis Publications.
If you don't have a catalog of their offerings - they will send you one. You
should even be able to get sample books to review.
This new one for clay looks good:
My former school had a classroom set of Discovering Art History for high
school. The former middle school teacher had a classroom set of The Visual
Experience (which she took with her to the high school when moved to that
I do like A World of Images and Art Images and Ideas for middle school (I
had one classroom set of each).
I bought several individual books from Davis for referernce materials. Call
for a catalog: 1 (800) 533-2847.
The printmaking one was very good.... I don't recall the title though....I
had others too (I just don't have easy access to them now - they are in
boxes in the attic).
If you are interested in reviewing the Sculpture book I posted from Philippe
Faraut - I will add you to the list - I don't know how long it will be till
you get it.
http://www.pcfstudios.com/videos.html I wouldn't recommend an entire
classroom set - but one book for reference would be nice.
One that I really like for Monoprint is:
Book: Monotype: Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking by Julia Ayres
Some of the art supply catalogs carrry (as that is how I bought mine). It is
easy to find online.
On 8/1/2004 12:35:45 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I just concluded the Texas Art Education Textbook adoption process. One
> thing to come
> out of the committie was the need for the possible purchase of alternative
> books for the
> classroom. I have been asked to find books that could be used in the
> classroom INSTEAD
> of the prescribed books by the publishers (state will pay 70% up to x
> amount) .
> (The one who was so unhappy in Dallas---Well I got a new job)