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Re: [teacherartexchange] Books for Mid School Art


From: Bunki Kramer (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Aug 20 2009 - 18:12:33 PDT

Hi Woody. Check I found some books by him for $4-5. Some of
the ones you mentioned. Good deals. Toodles.....Bunki

On Aug 20, 2009, at 4:37 PM, Woody Duncan wrote:

> At a meeting in Albuquerque today - we were discussing how to best
> teach art in the schools. The subject of bridges came up
> and I remembered Ernest Goldstein and his wonderful little book
> Joseph Stella the Brooklyn Bridge (Lets Get Lost in a Painting)
> (Hardcover) by Robert Saunders (Author), Ernest Goldstein (Author) I
> talked about his children's book and I mentioned meeting
> Ernie Goldstein. He wrote several small books which were later
> included into art classroom text books
> as chapters. I used the texts in my classes in KC but mostly for the
> stories Ernie wrote. The text was called Understanding and Creating
> Art.
> he wrote in depth stories about masterpieces like: Grant Wood,
> American Gothic, The Statue Abraham Lincoln: A Masterpiece by Daniel
> Chester French, Winslow Homer the Gulf Stream, Emanuel Leutze
> Washington Crossing the Delaware, Edward Hicks: The Peaceable Kingdom
> and The Journey of Diego Rivera (which I still have a copy of). I
> must have left everything else in my classroom. Ernie told his stories
> with passion at art teacher conferences. We invited him to Kansas
> City once. Sadly he has long since passed and it appears all
> his books are out of print.
> Woody
> Since I can't find references about Ernie on the internet - I
> thought I'll ask my art teacher friends on the web for stories about
> Ernie.
> Did you meet him ? Have you used his books in your classrooms ? He
> and his books were a rare treasure. When he was in KC
> we took him for Arthur Bryant's BBQ. I'll be sure to think about
> Ernie when I bite into some BBQ in KC next week.
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque

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