A Life Made By Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa
Books about art = Good.
Books about art for little humans = ESSENTIAL!
Haven't ever heard of Ruth Asawa? Perfect. This is the book for you. This is a beautiful introduction for everyone.
Remember that a mind that is learning, is a mind that is growing. Plant some seeds and discover the life and work of this amazing artist.
Love Maggie May
Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education. This lushly illustrated book by collage artist Andrea D'Aquino brings Asawa's creative journey to life, detailing the influence of her childhood in a farming family, and her education at Black Mountain College where she pursued an experimental course of education with leading avant-garde artists and thinkers such as Anni and Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg. Delightful and substantial, this engaging title for young art lovers includes a page of teaching tools for parents and educators.