Books as Art
Students will be researching the life and works of three artisans of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Walter Crane was a leader in book illumination in England and students will look at his contributions to creating handmade books. Dard Hunter was a Roycrofter and an expert in papermaking, graphic design and typefaces. Students will go online and use a simple interactive tool to create their own font as Hunter created his typefaces. Will Denslow was Hubbard's favorite illustrator. He was noted for his posters that often became illustrations in The Philistine and many Roycroft books. Students will look at Denslow's work and then go online and use drop and drag interactive software to create a poster in Denslow’s style.
Elements of Design:
Online ResourcesThe Illustrator's Project: Walter Crane. University of Pittsburgh, Feb. 2006. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.
The Making of a Medieval Book. J. Paul Getty Museum, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.
Walter Crane. Spartacus Education, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.
Walter Crane and the Rhetoric of Art. Working Class Movement Library, 9 Jan. 2009. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.
Web Poster Wizard. ALTEC at the University of Kansas, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.
The Wizard of Oz. Library of Congress, 30 June 2003. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.
W. W. Denslow. PBS, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.
W. W. Denslow: The Seahorse Design. Dard Hunter Studios, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.
Supplemental Material:The Roycroft Community. Arts and Crafts Society, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.
Saints, Sinners and Reformers. John H. Martin, 2005. Web. 10 Jan. 2010.