Monday, January 18, 2010

An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing

Wing, Natasha An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers illustrated by Julia Breckenreid 40 pgs. Henry Holt and Company, 2009. PICTURE BOOK. $16.99. Learn all about the life and art of Josef Alber in this picture book biography. This would be a wonderful book to use to introduce students to colors, different art forms, and artists. The actual story text isn't overly-long, but there are more details provided in the back of the book if you wanted to learn more about Josef Alber. Also included are different art activities you could do on your own. The art in the book is vibrant and colorful and portrays what I think Alber wanted to express through color. The fact that the author knew Josef Alber adds a nice personal touch to the story. EL-ESSENTIAL. Whitney, Library-Teacher.

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