ERIC Number: ED249158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Playthings as Art Objects: Ideas and Resources. Kites and Sound Making Objects and Playing Cards and Dolls.
City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.
Five booklets focusing on playthings as art objects draw together information about historical, ethnographic, and play traditions of various cultures of the world. The first booklet provides an overview of ideas and resources about kites, sound making objects, playing cards, and dolls. The second booklet on kites discusses the distribution and origin of kites, Japanese, Korean, and Guatemalan kites, and the kites of Southeast Asia. A section relating kites to science is followed by songs about kites. The third booklet, sound-making objects, includes discussion of rattling objects, air objects, plucked objects, and beaten objects used by different cultures throughout the world. The focus of the fourth booklet is the origin of playing cards, with attention given to European playing cards, Tarot cards and fortune telling, and playing cards of the Mamluk Kingdom in Egypt, the Apache peoples of North America, and the peoples of East India. The final booklet focuses on the ethnographic origins of dolls, including the dolls of the Hopi people of North America, folk dolls of India, and Japanese dolls. Suggestions for classroom activities, sketches, and references are provided throughout. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.