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Re: [teacherartexchange] book recommendation - ArtTalk - now online


From: Judy Decker (jdecker4art_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 04 2010 - 14:38:43 PDT

Greetings Diane and Mindy,

ArtTalk is now available online. I had to enter my state to get to the
selections so don't know if this link will work for you:
Glencoe now suggests Art Talk for high school - although it had been a
middle school/junior high text for years.

Here is a link to their catalog:
Of the three listed for Middle School, Understanding Art probably has
the most art history (a survey course for middle school students).

For high school, Art in Focus has more of an art history approach:

ArtTalk does have some art history, but that is not the main focus of
the book. Glance at Table of Contents for each book to help you decide
which books to preview.

For any book, request a preview copy first. Generally this needs to be
done on school letter head and signed by someone of authority. I
usually just bought my own preview copies as I did my reviews in the


Judy Decker

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Diane Gregory wrote:
> Hi Mindy,
> Several years ago I did a review on K-12 art textbooks and have watched the development of these things over time.  The review was published in Art Education in the late 80s.
> My favorite book for this age group is Art Talk by Rosalind Ragins.  I am not sure, though, if it is still being published.
> Even though the book is primarily for middle school, I have known several art teachers to use it for High School

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