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A Life Made By Hand: The Story of Ruth Aswawa

A Life Made By Hand: The Story of Ruth Aswawa

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by 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 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.

Published by Princeton Architectural Press; Illustrated edition, 2019
40 pages
5 - 8 years
8 9/20 x 11 x 1/2 inches (21.46 x 27.94 x 1.27 cm)

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