Re: [art_education] Altered Books - Social Issues - Great site
- What a great site Judy thanks!!! My classes are creating altered books
right now and are just beginning the project so it is nice to have this
site as a reference. Also I have bought some books on altered
books/paper quilting that are very nice!!!
The Decorated Page, Gwen Diehn
Bridget Hoff, Paper Quilting, ( love this book)
Bev Brazelton, Altered Books Workshop: 18 creative techniques for
Altered Books, Collaborative Journals and Other Adventures in
Beth Cote, Altered Books 101
All great books, we are also combining polymer clay with these. I will
put some one my artsonia website when they are finished!!!
Have a great day!
On Dec 3, 2004, at 11:01 AM, Judith Decker wrote:
> Dear Art Educators,
> This site came though Scout Report today...GREAT site
> showing "altered" books (OK dramatically transformed
> in many cases) - Vandalized books turned into art.
> Reversing Vandalism
> "Sometimes traumatic events, though harrowing and
> disturbing, may serve as catalytic moments that can
> create openings for informed discussion, debate,
> and eventually, healing. One such event occurred in
> the early months of 2001 when San Francisco Public
> Library staff began finding damaged books hidden
> under shelving units throughout the main library. The
> books were mostly related to issues of gay, lesbian,
> bisexual, and transgendered individuals,
> and the works had been carved and mutilated with a
> sharp instrument. Eventually the vandal was caught by
> a librarian, and later found guilty of a hate crime.
> After this series of events, a number of local visual
> artists and library staff began to think about
> creating the "Reversing Vandalism" project, which
> would allow artists to use the damaged books to create
> new works of arts. When the project was completed,
> participants from more than 20 states had created new
> works from these books in a wide range of media. On
> this site, visitors can view the completed works, read
> statements from the artists, and read various media
> responses to the project. Overall, a
> very fruitful and creative idea is expressed through
> this insightful online exhibit." [KMG]
>> From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout
> Project 1994-2004.
> Hope you can use this site...middle school and high
> school can certainly deal with this subject. A link
> will be added from the Altered book lesson plan on
> IAD. I have not looked at every image.... I just know
> you will find many great works to show your students.
> If you want to let your students explore the site -
> check all for suitability.
> Judy Decker
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