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Re: [art_education] Altered Books - Social Issues - Great site

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  • Tanya Riehle
    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
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 3, 2004
      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.
      > http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/news/onlineexhibits/rv/
      > 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.
      > http://scout.wisc.edu/
      > ----------------------------
      > 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.
      > Regards,
      > Judy Decker
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