A couple of other great ones....Art Synectics and Design Synectics by Roukes
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To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 11:47 PM
Subject: Re: Books for teaching art
In a message dated 02/13/2002 10:29:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Hi,I am a college student and I am currently preparing a list of books
that would be helpful for the art discipline. At this point my list is
quite small, containing books such as "Drawing on the Right Side of the
Brain," and "Advice to Young Artists in a Post-Modern Era." What would be
good resources as I prepare to do my student teaching next fall? These
books need to be ones other than text books, and would hopefully help
enrich my experience in teaching in the field of art.
Here's what I recommend to my student teachers: My favorite book, my "bible", is Understanding Modern Art by Usbourne (sp?). It's a skinny little paperback for under $10. The museum stores have it for sure and it can be ordered through any of the bookstores. Just love that book. Another is a great reference for a multitude of art/art ed related topics and needs. It's "The Art Teachers' Book of Lists"; more expensive (around $30), but worth having. I also recommend spending a day at the library pouring over new and old issues of Arts and Activities magazine and School Arts. Photocopy lessons that interest you or ideas that you might want to use and develop a folder of ideas.
Another nice book to have is "From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary" by Ken Veigh. The author is an incredibly talented high school art teacher from New Jersey, so this is filled with great high school level lesson ideas. I think the publisher is Davis Books.
Good luck...Susan on Long Island ---