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A Life Made by Hand

The Story of Ruth Asawa (ages 5-8, introduction to Japanese-American artist and sculptor, includes activity for making a paper dragonfly and teaching tools for parents and educators)

9781616898366

Princeton Architectural Press
Available: 09/03/19
8.45 x 11.1 · 40 pages
Ages 6-10
9781616898366
CDN $25.50 · cl

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Andrea D'Aquino

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 thinkerssuch 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.

Andrea D'Aquino is an artist and author. Her previous books include an illustrated edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Once Upon a Piece of Paper . Her work appears in magazines and newspapers around the world. She lives in New York City.