What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Andrea D’Aquino

h1 July 12th, 2019 by jules


Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got an upcoming picture book from author-illustrator Carlos Aponte.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Andrea D’Aquino’s A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa (Princeton Architectural Press, September 2019). I’m following up with some art from the book.



“This is the story of an artist you may have never heard of. Her name is Ruth Asawa.
She was born in California, and her whole family worked on a farm. Working with her hands was an ordinary thing to do. It was what all the hardworking people
around her did. But Ruth was no ordinary person.”

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“Joself Albers taught students to make art out of everything around them. Leaves! Paper! Wire! Clay! Even garbage — don’t throw it away. Just look at it in a new way.
He became famous for his square color paintings.”

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“When Ruth got back home, she experimented with wire. She was so excited to discover that a line can go anywhere. In Ruth’s hands, simple wire turned into
graceful sculptures there were light as air.”

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“The one thing everyone knew was that her sculptures were beautiful.
People go to see Ruth’s art in museums all around the world. You can too.”

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A LIFE MADE BY HAND: THE STORY OF RUTH ASAWA. Copyright © 2019 by Andrea D’Aquino. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Princeton Architectural Press, New York.

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