Found: The Art Of Recycling by Lisa Hölzl
Looking at twentieth and twenty-first-century art through the lens of re-used materials, this intriguing release is both a lesson in art history as well as a practical guidebook to creative recycling.
Each double-page spread provides a brief biography of a particular artist, a photograph and discussion of one of their works that incorporates second-hand materials, along with an activity for those at home.
Found features a number of movements, including Cubism, Dadaism, Performance Art and Installation, and profiles well-known artists such as Picasso, Duchamp, Tinguely and Rauschenberg, as well as Australian contemporaries Fiona Hall and Adam Hill.
A fascinating, engaging perspective for anyone aged 7 and up.
[missing asset] Angela Crocombe is the Children’s Book Buyer at Readings St Kilda, mother to a three year-old, and the author of two books on sustainable living, A Lighter Footprint: A Practical Guide to Minimising your Impact on the Planet and Ethical Eating.