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K-12 Curriculum and Prints

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J. Pease (jpease)
Wed, 5 Feb 1997 20:23:50 -0800

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Peggy:
In your request for manuscript works of art, I can contribute three:
The Book of Kells is an example of Western Early Medieval manuscript
illumination.
The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry is an example of a
late Medieval manuscript. These miniatures as well as ones from the Book of
Kells are regularly illustrated in art history texts.
To balance the above two examples, you might consider the Mixtec
codex from the British Museum about the legend of Eight Deer. This codex
is illustrated with accompanying story in the Great Ages of Man series
(Time/Life Books), "Ancient America".

The inclusion of all three would make a nice representation of manuscript
illumination.

On an entirely different subject, I would like to add my voice of praise to
the print sets distributed by Crystal Productions which Nancy Walkup
mentioned in the last post. I also find these prints superior to the
Shorewood prints for a number of reasons: Crystal prints are laminated
already and do not have to be mounted as most Shorewood prints do. What I
really like and appreciate about the Take 5 prints and the Multicultural
Art Prints (MAPS) is that all the text and discussion is included on the
back of the print itself. With the Shorewood prints, you must consult the
resource book in order to get the information. I realize that I am being
picky, but in a pinch I feel a lot more secure about the material when it
is altogether. Running a resource center, I am very aware how easily
booklets become separated from prints - even if the booklet to a Take 5
series or MAPS is lost, the loss isn't earthshaking, as all the information
in the booklet is already contained on the back of each print. Once again,
the toll free number for the Crystal catalogue is 1-800-255-8629. Check
out the Take 5 prints - there are 14 different themes.

Jill Pease
Program Specialist
California Consortium for Arts Education
Sacramento Institute


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