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ERIC Number: EJ823248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Why I Make Books
Mayers, Leah
Teaching Artist Journal, v7 n1 p5-13 Jan 2009
In this article, the author relates how she discovered that she was a book and paper artist after she had been kicked out of two high schools, went to art school, had a degree in Political Science and Women's Studies, had another one in Education, and was teaching school full time. After she constructed and stitched her first multisection flat-back book at Artists Book Works, the world suddenly made sense. She now teaches book making to children and adults. Here, she describes how her childhood, which was steeped in a do-it-yourself (DIY) culture, mostly influenced her inclinations to teaching. Her parents championed self-sufficiency and cooperative learning: a belief that individuals and groups could get together and make things from a manual or kit, keeping costs as low as possible, fixing rather than throwing out what one owns, and seeing a project through from beginning to end. She also shares how one can make a three-hole pamphlet stitch book. (Contains 6 resources, 3 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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