[bksvol-discuss] Re: Artists' Biographies

Hi Shelley!

My mistake. I thought you said you described them when you probably were asking if anyone wanted to describe the art books.

Debby

At 08:31 PM 12/22/2009, Shelley L. Rhodes wrote
Well I scanned them, smile. and submitted them, smile, but did not describe them. Smile. Am legally blind so can't, smile.

But thank you, I picked up some more in the series, so will attack them as I have time in the next two weeks.


Shelley L. Rhodes, VRT

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Hi Shelley!

These art books do sound like a good resource. Since you've gotten done scanning and describing several, and you like to do it, it would probably be good to continue adding books in the series.

Debby

At 08:49 PM 12/20/2009, Shelley L. Rhodes wrote
Hi Cindy and Valerie,

Actually there are several organizations and museums where you can go and experience tactile, verbal, sound and sometimes all three representations of different artworks. In Boston, you can go to the Museum of Art and enjoy a touch tour of sculptures, have paintings described (there is a method to it) and be able to explore a variety of different art mediums. I took a touch tour once of ancient Egyptian art, and yes I do mean touch, with gloves on, but was touching statues over 4000 years old. Was an amazing and exciting experience. We also explored Roman art on that tour, and I got to touch lions that would be placed outside tombs, they were amazing in their details.

There is also a set of books, with tactile representations of work, called Art Beyond Touch, I think, or Art to Touch, or Art History Through Touch and Sound, see it took me long enough I would get the right word, smile. The company who makes them is Art Education for the Blind, and they have I believe twenty volumes in the set, unfortunately they are a bit well expensive, smile, or I would have all of them here.

I was thinking that maybe the set, could be used as a reference, sort of supplemental material to other sources of information for education. Such as if a student needed to research an artist as part of art class or the like.

Smile. I wouldn't mind the images in the file, but Kurzweil doesn't allow that, the images are separate.

The series started in around 1988 and continues to this day, though the author has done one on George Washington, so I think he is switching to Presidents, smile.

All of them are by Mike Vanitsia, SP, spelling was never a good soot of mine.

But I will look and see what other ones I can get. They are actually quite a pleasure to scan, short, the paintings are very nicely defined with the story separate from the paintings and nice captions, though the caption usually just gives the title, and the location of the painting or sculpture.

Shelley L. Rhodes, VRT

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I had the whole set when my kids were young though I enjoyed the books more than they did, I'm afraid. They're a wonderful reference, but I imagine they're very difficult to scan and proof--and I don't know that the paintings are easily describable. The best thing would be for a company to publish them in such a way that the shapes and colors of the paintings can be made tactile
Cindy

Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below



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From: Shelley L. Rhodes <guidinggolden@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Artists' Biographies
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Date: Sunday, December 20, 2009, 2:46 PM
hi everyone,

I am wondering, if it would be worth continuing with the
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists? series.

We have Da Vinchi, Van Goe and Momet in the collection at
present and just submitted Raphael and Piccaso, I have Mark
Chagall to submit as well.  But wondering if there is
interest for these books, should I continue to do them?

It is an entire series, I can google the entire list.


Shelley L. Rhodes, VRT

Guide dogs for the Blind Alumni Association
www.guidedogs.com

Reading a book is like rewriting it for yourself. You bring
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