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Books: 05-05-05

Five books that have been keeping me company while I convalesce. They are inspiring me on future projects with miniatures and polymer clay that are a bit of mini scenes and a bit of modern art.


The Art of the Miniature: Small Worlds and How to Make Them
by Jane Freeman

This is a must read for miniaturists. Some of the scenes that are created here do take miniatures out of craft and slap them into art.


Look of the Century: Design Icons of the 20th Century
by Michael Tambini

This one is goes from 1900 to the year 2000, taking common things we have around us and seeing how the design of these items have changed in the century.


Modern Art: A Crash Course (Crash Course (Watson-Guptill))
by Cory Bell

This one is getting a big thumbs up. Taking a look at Modern Art from 1900 to 2000, with a time line of what world events and inventions happened at the same time as these works of art were created.


Art Now (TASCHEN Icons Series)

This one covers contemporary art from 1980 to 2000. It made me go "Hmmm". Nothing I can think of making is now weird to me. These folks are cracked. I mean how can we make folding chair's " characteristic irony eschew their heavy pathos."?

by Lars Bang Larsen, Christiph Blase, Yilmaz Dziewior, Jean-Michel Ribettes, Raimar Stange, Susanne Titz, Jan Verwoert, Astrid Wege


Cinderella's Revenge
by Samuele Mazza, 1993

We all have a bit of the Imelda Marcos in us. This book takes the subject of "shoes" and makes art. Not making things out of shoes but making shoes out of all art media.


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