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Re: book referral

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Betty Bowen (
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 10:00:06 -0500

Thanks Sandra, Sheryl and Mary Jane for the reading ideas.

My aunt, a retired first grade teacher, gave me Wong's "The First Days of
School". It was exactly what I was needing to find at the time and I expect
to re-read it frequently. I've discussed much of it with my parents, who
taught or administered elementary 40 & 45 years (my dad started teaching at
18, and rode a horse to the rural one-room schools).

>>Michael Gurian's- "The Wonder of Boys" ( although
>>after yesterday I guess he should write about Men)
what happened yesterday?

I would like to read more Gardiner. Thanks for the actual titles of books.
I've read quite a bit from the Project Zero site Sandra gave us a while
back. I would also like to read more Rudolph Arnheim, but my bookstore only
had The Psychology of Art.

Another book I have read recently and really enjoyed is Peter London's
"Drawing on the Artist Within: No more secondhand art". I was very sorry I
couldn't attend his workshop in Witchita due to the long hospitalization of
my dad (a month in ICU - now in the physical therapy unit - not plugged into
any machines!!)

Sandra, after having read your posts several months and visited your
website, I think you would really like Gablik's book. It is, in part at
least, about getting art making out of the paralyzing culture of commerce.
She discusses temporal art and environmental art, and ritual as art, and the
value of art having meaning. I found it put words to many things I have felt
for a long time. I read most of it in the ICU waiting room the days just
before and after the big tornadoes, so I'm sure I'll read it again in a
lower stress situation and see if it's the same book!