Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education.
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This lushly illustrated book by collage artist Andrea D'Aquino brings Asawa's creative journey to life, detailing the influence of her childhood in a farming family, and her education at Black Mountain College where she pursued an experimental course of education with leading avant-garde artists and thinkers such as Anni and Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Delightful and substantial, this engaging title for young art lovers includes a page of teaching tools for parents and educators.
About the Author
Andrea D'Aquino is a Brooklyn, NY-based award-winning illustrator who has worked for Anthropologie, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler and The Washington Post. She is the author of Once Upon a Piece of Paper: A Visual Guide to Collage Making, and illustrator for the Alice in Wonderland, from the Classics Reimagined Series by Rockport.