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Re: Which books to buy-need help

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Robert Nickelson (
Fri, 2 Oct 1998 15:43:38 MST

The Art Book
Phaidon Press Limited
Regent's Wharf
All Saints Street
London, NI
Printed 1994


Scholastic Art Magazine

Anything with images -- lots and lots of images...
Don't worry about getting a art series set of books -- almost all of
the curriculum type sets are too formalist in their approach -- you
do better to get a copy of Feldman's
"Becoming Human Through Art" or Elliot Eisners "Educating Artistic
Vision" and developing your own curriculum -- buy a copy of
"Puzzles About Art" by Battin -- Go to as many museums as you can and
buy post cards of the art works -- this is the cheapest way to
collect as many images for the students to work with as possible.
Buy some of the publications from the NAEA or the Getty. Go to the
NAEA conference in DC. Don't spend your money on someone elses
formalist approach to art ed. -- someone who is only looking to make
lots of money off art educators. There is not short cut to a good
curriculum it grows from life -- your life and your student's lives.
Read till it hurts, look at art -- as much as you can get yourself to
-- the real stuff -- not just the stuff in books or posters. $250.00
is just a start -- the post cards will get you the most for your

Robert Nickelson
Payson Middle School
851 West 450 South
Payson, Utah 84651
(801) 465-6040