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Lesson Plans

Re: Book Art

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Thu, 28 Mar 1996 23:16:48 -0500

Daniella and others in the book art discussion-
I took a workshop on making one of a kind and multiple books last summer with
Ed Hutchins which was great! He called a book "a continer of thoughts" which
opens up the possibilities tremendously. My eighth graders are making books
all this semester and their products range from a "tunnel" book with pages
that are stationary to a book of pie poems written on an accordian pie shaped
piece of paper that is contained in a pie wedge made of clay. The book Cover
to Cover mentioned earlier is a wonderful resource. The Smithsonian had an
exhibit last summer of artist's one of a kind books. I love using books with
kids -- they allow the use of the verbal and spatial intelligences in a very
integrated way and allow so many possibilities in both form and content! The
products are also so intimate and precious -- even eighth graders rarely
throw them away.