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Books about Art

1, 2, 3, Sí!: Numbers in English y Español

Madeleine Budnick (author), San Antonio Museum of Art (artwork)

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With ArteKids, children discover the world of art and learn English and Spanish at the same time. Introduce your child to the fundamentals of numbers and counting while connecting them to the world of art in a unique, fun, and colorful way. The book incorporates artwork found in the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art, along with phrases and words in English and Spanish, to make bilingual learning and art...

The bold, bilingual 10-page board book (suitable for chewing for the toothless set as well) should make teaching numbers to kids a little easier—and a lot more fun.San Antonio Express-News

Animal Amigos!: Artsy Creatures in English y Español

Madeleine Budnick (author), San Antonio Museum of Art (artwork)

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With ArteKids, children discover the world of art and learn English and Spanish at the same time. Introduce your child to the fundamentals of animal life by connecting them to the world of art in a unique, fun, and colorful way. The book incorporates artwork found in the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art with phrases and words in English and Spanish to make bilingual learning and art exciting for eager...

Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists

Nan Cuba (editor), Riley Robinson (editor)

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Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists pays tribute to the city’s vibrant creative community. A gathering of literary and visual art, the book features poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from the city’s writers, as well as images of painting, sculpture, photography, and installations from the city’s artists. All gathered here are closely associated with the city or have been in years past, and together they...

Hailed as a much-needed cultural encyclopedia for San Antonio. — San Antonio Current

Black & Blanco!: Engaging Art in English y Español

Madeleine Budnick (author), San Antonio Museum of Art (artwork)

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With ArteKids, children discover the world of art and learn English and Spanish at the same time. Introduce your child to the fundamentals of contrasting colors while connecting them to the world of art in a unique, fun, and colorful way. The book incorporates artwork found in the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art with phrases and words in English and Spanish to make bilingual learning and art exciting for...

Children and adults will find much to savor in these titles—so much, in fact, that they may even be inspired to connect with their inner Picassos.  Kirkus Reviews

Colores Everywhere!: Colors in English y Español

Madeleine Budnick (author), San Antonio Museum of Art (artwork)

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With ArteKids, children discover the world of art and learn English and Spanish at the same time. Introduce your child to the fundamentals of colors by connecting them to the world of art in a unique, fun, and colorful way. The book incorporates artwork found in the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art, along with phrases and words in English and Spanish, to make bilingual learning and art exciting for eager...

As did the earlier publication 1, 2, 3, Sí! (2011), these two bilingual concept books bring works of art from the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collection to a young...Horn Book

Colors on Clay: The San José Tile Workshops of San Antonio

Susan Toomey Frost (author)

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Colors on Clay brings to life the rich artistry, designers, and styles that brought the colorful tiles, bowls, plates, and other wares produced by the San José Workshops in San Antonio, Texas, into prominence nationally. Intertwining art, personality profiles, and history, Susan Toomey Frost presents the first definitive account of this intriguing story. Against the backdrop of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the...

For four decades, beginning just before the Great Depression, Ramos' depictions of South Texas and Central Mexican life—from chile queens on Alamo Plaza to vaqueros on... — San Antonio Express-News

Dreaming Red: Creating ArtPace

Eleanor Heartney (author), Kathryn Kanjo (author), Linda Pace (author), Jan Jarboe Russell (author)

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Since its founding in 1993 by the late Pace Foods heiress Linda Pace, Artpace has become one of the premiere foundations for contemporary art. An artist residency program based in San Antonio, Artpace's goal is to give artists time and space in which to imagine new ways to work. Each year nine artists (three from Texas, three from other areas of the United States, and three from abroad) are invited to the foundation...

The Grand Array: Writings on Nature, Science, and Spirit

Pattiann Rogers (author)

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The Grand Array is a stunning collection of essays by acclaimed poet Pattiann Rogers. Written over a span of twenty-five years, these essays—and three interviews—show Rogers daringly yet delicately laying out her vision of the essential unity and interdependence of science, spirituality, the arts, and the sensual experience of the physical world. Composed in an anecdotal and lyrical—but never dogmatic—style, The Grand...

Will reward curious and open-minded readers with a similarly expanded perspective—one filled with as much reverence for the complicated, contradictory nature of human...Cold Front Magazine

Hello, Círculos!: Shapes in English y Español

Madeleine Budnick (author), San Antonio Museum of Art (artwork)

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With ArteKids, children discover the world of art and learn English and Spanish at the same time. Introduce your child to the fundamentals of shapes by connecting them to the world of art in a unique, fun, and colorful way. The book incorporates artwork found in the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art, along with phrases and words in English and Spanish, to make bilingual learning and art exciting for eager...

"The art choices are really quite stunning and will engage young readers. . . . The breathtaking works of art give youngsters much to pore over." Kirkus Reviews

Juan O'Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations

Catherine Nixon Cooke (author)

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Juan O'Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations follows O'Gorman's life and the creation of his mural Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas, a spectacular piece of midcentury public art that stands the test of time as one of the Mexican artist's most influential works. O'Gorman was a muralist, painter, mosaic artist, critic, and professor, as well as an architect. He is possibly best known for his close friendship...

The Luck Archive: Exploring Belief, Superstition, and Tradition

Mark Menjivar (author), Harrell Fletcher (foreword)

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Artist Mark Menjivar was in an antique bookshop in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when he found 4 four-leaf clovers pressed between the yellowed pages of an aged copy of 1000 Facts Worth Knowing. Their discovery piqued Menjivar's curiosity so much that he began a multiyear exploration into the concept of luck and its intersections with belief, culture, superstition, and tradition in people’s lives. Menjivar tells the story...

Menjivar’s project opens up the possibility, if only for a moment, to reflect on our own beliefs and traditions. And more importantly, it opens the potential to connect,... — Glasstire

Name Them—They Fly Better: Pat Hammond’s Theory of Aerodynamics

Christopher Ornelas (author), Naomi Shihab Nye (foreword)

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Pat Hammond is not your ordinary artist. In fact, she doesn’t even consider herself an artist. She takes everyday objects, such as spinning tops and jars of cicada shells, and infuses them with new meaning and hope. Through humor and personalization, she uses insignificant and unconventional objects to illuminate a “grand truth” about the world, and even about herself. Author Christopher Ornelas found out about...

Outside Todo el Día!: Nature in English y Español

Madeleine Budnick (author)

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ArteKids board books show children the world of art through imaginative paintings, sculpture, photographs, and drawings, with text in English and Spanish. Outside Todo el Día! Nature in English y Español introduces children to the wonders of nature by connecting them to art in a unique, fun, and colorful way. Terms for outdoor concepts like sky/cielo, water/aqua, mountain/montaña, flora (tree/árbol and flower/flor),...

Painters in Prehistory: Archaeology and Art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

Harry J. Shafer (editor)

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The people who inhabited what is now Texas left a unique series of narratives that provide information about almost 12,000 years of existence. Originally published by the Witte Museum (a preeminent museum on southwestern U.S. history) in 1986, Painters in Prehistory is the result of years of dedication to the story of the ancient Rio Grande canyon dwellers. This updated edition features significantly revised research...

Painters in Prehistory makes the case for protection and preservation in the strongest possible way. — American Archeology

The River Spectacular: Light, Sound, Color & Craft on the San Antonio River

Wendy Weil Atwell (author)

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Few projects have galvanized the imagination of San Antonians like the nine spectacular works of public art highlighting the "art reach" of the San Antonio River Walk. The River Spectacular features dramatic color photographs by Mark Menjivar exploring the array of painting, sculpture, sound and light along the 1.3 mile Urban Segment of the winding Museum Reach north of downtown. The artworks, completed in 2009, were...

San Antonio in Color

W. B. Thompson (illustrations)

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San Antonio in Color captures the city’s historic sites, including the old Catholic missions, the Paseo del Rio, and the Spanish Governor’s Palace, as well as cultural institutions, such as the McNay Art Museum, the Carver Community Cultural Center, and the San Antonio Public Library. Completing the visual tour are scenes from San Antonio’s neighborhoods, festivals, and popular haunts—a west side ice house, King...

Texas Hollywood: Filmmaking in San Antonio since 1910

Frank Thompson (author)

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Hundreds of movies have been filmed in San Antonio since the first movie studio in Texas opened in the city in 1910. They range from silent flickers to major Hollywood productions, offbeat independent films, low-budget horror films, and everything in between. Some of historys most honored and loved films have been filmed in San Antonio, including the winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture. “I much prefer...

Vamos, Body!: Head to Toe in English y Español

Madeleine Budnick (author)

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Arte Kids board books show children the world of art through imaginative paintings, sculpture, photographs, and drawings, with text in English and Spanish. Vamos, Body! Head to Toe in English y Español introduces young minds to body concepts by connecting them to art in a unique, fun, and colorful way. Cheeks (mejillas), chins (barbillas), and eyes (ojos) are represented by masterful artworks from around the world....

The Winds and Words of War: World War I Posters and Prints from the San Antonio Public Library Collection

Allison Hays Lane (editor)

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Commissioned by the U.S. Committee on Public Information, more than 300 of America’s best-known illustrators, cartoonists, designers, and fine artists created some 700 posters in an effort to build patriotism, raise funds for war bonds, encourage enlistment, and increase volunteerism during World War I. The Winds and Words of War is a rich collection of World War I–era posters created in 1916 and 1917 to motivate the...

These posters hung in hospitals, auditoriums, churches, and synagogues across the nation, inspiring Americans across class and religious boundaries throughout the War to...San Antonio Current