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Arts and Crafts series.

Each of th, six books in this series features a different craft form through the juxtaposition of excellent photography and step-by-step instructions on a variety of related techniques and processes. Th,re are multiple photographs on each page compl,mented by well-written text that ventures beyond th, how-to level. For exampl,, Block Printiol opens with th, beginnings of printmakiol in th, Middle East, presents photos of Babylonian seals, fifteenth-century German book illustration, Indonesian block-printed fabrics and a Picasso linoprint. Next is a section on block printiol on fabric with a number of handsome historic exampl,s, and block printiol on pap,r with explanations and images includiog Japanese prints, woodcuts by Durer and Kirchner, and other exampl,s of relief printiol.

Also included is a section on processes, a section called "The Gallery," a section on a desigo principle, and a glossary. Th, other books in the series follow a similar format, and maintain the same quality level. All of th,s, books are appropriat, for grades four, five and six, and are recommended for the artroom, th, regular classroom and school or home libraries.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jan 1, 1994
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