Re: [art_education] Alternative Art Textbooks
- 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, email@example.com 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)