SchoolArts Magazine

OCT 2010

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Resource Center Books, Software, and Websites Children's Book Briefs Cindy Hasio The Fisherman and His Wife. Rachel Isadora. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2008. Illus., hardcover, 32 pp, $16.99. Bold, colorful, and vibrant illustrations created from cutouts and paint decorate the pages of this book and enhance the storyline. Rachel Isadora has recaptured the classic Brothers Grimm story and depicted it within an African landscape. The striking artwork shows the intensity and turbulence of the sea, and the characters shown are lively with expressions and patterns on their clothes. Many depictions of shapes and textures emphasize the story well. What I really enjoy about this book is the different backgrounds and colors that create movement and strengthen the drama of the scenes. Cindy Hasio is a Ph.D. student in art education at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. ers from around the world. These designs are original, unusual, contemporary, deconstructive, and functional. This wonderful book catalogs the creative spirit of industrial design with uniqueness and ingenuity. The collection depicted reflects the new generation of contemporary designers, and gives insight into their perspectives and conceptual thoughts for developing their work. From furniture seating that pumps air into attached shaped animals as a person sits on it, to hanging lights that drip wax, this book will stimulate the minds of all readers. Each page has a picture of the product along with the designer's information, description of the product, and website address. This book will inspire creativity and motivate readers to expand their imaginations. This book is recommended as a resource for higher-level students and teachers. Cindy Hasio is a Ph.D. student in art education at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Video Reviews Sharon Warwick Pam Stephens Cindy Hasio Collage Posters. Glenview, IL: Crystal Productions. $39.95 for a set of six. Laura Houseley compiles more than 555 color photographs of innovative products designed by talented design- Pam Stephens is associate professor of art education at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Instructional Resources Bookmarks The Independent Design Guide. Laura Houseley. New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2009. Illus., hardcover, 352 pp., $45.00. types of collages. Among the collage types illustrated on the posters are pure collage, partially integrated collage, fully integrated collage, and photo collage. Teachers who are familiar with collage making will find the posters to be a good reference resource. Teachers who are less familiar with collage will discover that the posters readily guide instruction so that students are better able to create effective designs. Each 18 x 24" poster in the fullcolor set is printed on heavy card stock with a protective coating. Prepunched holes in each corner prevent tearing when the posters are hung on the wall. Posters are packaged in a clear plastic portfolio that is convenient for storage and transportation. Successfully teaching how to create collages often depends on the quality of examples that students are shown. This new set of six instructional posters from Crystal Productions will guide students through the history of collage making as well as introduce them to materials, tools, and various Dropping in on Impressionists. Dr. Pam Stephens, illustrated by Jim McNeill. Glenview, IL: Crystal Productions, 2009. DVD, 18 mins., $29.95. The newest of the Dropping in On series is Dropping in on Impressionists. Available as a hard-bound children's book or as a DVD, this adventure follows Puffer the Puffin as he drops in on nineteenth-century France to visit Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, PierreAuguste Renoir, and Édouard Manet. Puffer poses open-ended questions to young viewers to encourage critical Continued on page 62. 60 October 2010 SchoolArts

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