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The Educated Eye.

In 1990, the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) sponsored a preconference called The Educated Eye to provide librarians and others with a fresh perspective on children's book illustration. This video, based largely on the preconference, is intended to help viewers to recognize that each of us has a visceral response to art. With an educated eye, we can develop the ability to put our responses into a common language, while enhancing our appreciation of the broad field of illustrated literature.

In this program, artists, publishers and readers respond to children's book illustration based on their unique perspectives and experiences. These people were asked to discuss their contributions and/or responses to this unique, and increasingly important art form. They addressed such questions as: How does an idea become a book? Where did the contemporary picture book come from? How does technology affect the artist's vision? How can readers, critics or selectors recognize the prospective classics fifty years hence? Such questions and the responses to them, make this a highly recommended video.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Video Recording Review
Date:Mar 1, 1993
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