> Hello everyone, I very rarely ask for your help but I have a few
> that I was hoping that someone could shed some light on.
> In my advanced art class, Art 4, Leigh H.S. this coming year I would like
> try a new unit that revolves around Japanese design and culture. I have
> Kimono's that have been stretched out to produce a cross like design.
> pattern would be the guide for the students, in which they would keep the
> integrity of the Kimono. The rest would be to use collage to produce a
> layered design that keeps within the ideas of Japanese art and design
> My question is:
> 1. How do you define Japanese design and cultural art theory?
> 2. Where can I find books or written information on Japanese art and
> traditional art values?
> 3. Do you know of any Japanese artist/s that are working in collage or
> be considered a good example of Japanese design?
> If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful and I would be
> to share what happens with this unit, include handouts, examples and
> materials used, such as hand made paper bamboo, silk, etc.
> Thank you in advance!
> Ken Schwab
> San Jose CA