Thursday, April 28, 2011

Art Education 14

from Meaning In Crafts by Edward L. Mattil, Prentice-Hall , NJ, 1959

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

misc. bookshelf (color & cheer)

Color: From Rainbows to Lasers by Franklyn M. Branley, Thomas Y. Crowell Co., NY, 1978
Cheerleading and Song Leading by Marylou & Ron Humphrey, Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton, 1972 (previously)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Someone broke into my studio over the weekend. As far as I can tell, they only took my stereo, DVD player, and my cordless skill-saw (I loved that thing). They dumped my garbage all over the floor and used the bag. The bastards forgot the DVD remote. Don't they know that player is useless without the remote?
Just three days before we move out of that place. I'll be glad to leave.

(image) "Theft", from Speak Italian:The Fine Art of the Gesture by Bruno Munari, 1963 (Chronicle Books, 2005) "First the open hand is held out. Then the fingers, one at a time, beginning with the little finger, are slowly closed, with only the thumb remaining extended. The movement resembles that of the hand on a harp."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Vija Celmins

working photos

from Vija Celmins (interviewed by Chuck Close, edited by William S. Bartman), A.R.T. Press, 1992
Thanks to Greg for reminding me to revisit this book (and Vija's work). I love her.

Friday, April 22, 2011

duration aloft

James M. Sakoda (winner: origami/nonprofessional) / Frederick J. Hooven (winner: duration aloft/professional) / Lewis G. Lowe (winner: western division) / Richard K. Neu / William C. Etherington / Philip W. Swift / Irl R. Otte
from The Great International Paper Airplane Book by Jerry Mander, George Dippel, & Howard Gossage, Simon & Schuster, NY, 1967
"The official record, analysis, and fly-it-yourself compendium of high-achievement paper airplanes from the Scientific American 1st International Paper Airplane Competition, held during the winter of '66-'67, an event that has already taken its proper place in aeronautical history. Told by the men who were there. (Illustrated and annotated)"

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Modern Letters

(front and back cover of) Modern Business Letters by F. D .R. Waugh & L. Jean Cameron, The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1950/1964

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


from Play and Playthings for the Preschool Child by E.M. Matterson, Penguin Books, 1965

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


from Totem Poles: An Illustrated Guide by Marjorie M. Halpin, University of British Columbia Press/UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, 1981

Monday, April 18, 2011

Despite Straight Lines

from Joseph Albers: Despite Straight Lines (An Analysis of his graphic constructions by François Bucher, captions by Joseph Albers), Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1961

Saturday, April 16, 2011

the work of your hands...

(excerpts from) Psalm 8: From The Voices of Children, 1965 / Psalm 23: My Shepherd is the Lord, 1966 / The Great Harvest, 1965---all by Gerard A. Pottebaum, illustrated by Robert Strobridge, Little People's Paperbacks, The Seabury Press, NY

Friday, April 15, 2011

They are full of holy nonsense

John Patrick McKenzie: They Are Full of Holy Nonsense at Creativity Explored, San Francisco, opening April 28th. (more here)

Thursday, April 14, 2011


JOHANN SCHEIBÖCK: case / tiled oven / 1 chair 1 deck chair

from L'ART BRUT 12: GUGGING, Publications de la Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, 1983 (reproduction)--- JOHANN SCHEIBÖCK was an artist from the Gugging House of Artists in Vienna.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

one click

from My Head is Red and Other Riddle Rhymes by Myra Cohn Livingston, illustrated by Tere LoPrete, Holiday House, NY, 1990

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Three by Tana Hoban

Look Again!, Macmillan Publishing Co., NY, 1971

Take Another Look, Greenwillow Books, NY, 1981

Round&Round&Round, Greenwillow Books, 1983