Kid Made Modern

Todd Oldham, Author
Todd Oldham, Author . Ammo $22.95 (188p) ISBN 978-1-934429-36-5
Reviewed on: 12/21/2009
Release date: 11/01/2009

This activity book from renowned designer Oldham uses the work of Mid-Century modern visual artists—including Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Calder, and Charles and Ray Eames—as springboards for 52 hands-on creative projects. Brief tutorials introduce skills and techniques, paired with full-color photos of kids and the various processes. Some are simple, like Alexander Girard–inspired dolls made from wooden spoons and Luis Barragán-style cardboard houses, while others are more challenging (making a felt laptop case with a monster face requires machine stitching). But, regardless of ability, there's much here to capture the eye of ambitious, crafty readers. Ages 8–up. (Nov.)

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