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Bottle Tops

Bottle Tops (Hardback)

By Goldberg, Alison
Illustrated by Zunon, Elizabeth

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    31 May 22

The inspiring biography of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui whose handmade sculptures, created from discarded bottle tops, have received international acclaim and been showcased around the world. If you touch something, you leave a charge on it and anybody else touching it connects wit...h you, in a way. -- El Anatsui El Anatsui has always written his own story. As an art student at the University of Ghana, El noticed that the artists and styles he was studying were grounded in European traditions. Curious about his own culture's art history, El observed his people and found stories in the fabrics they wore and the way they used recycled goods. He decided to tell these stories through his artwork. El experimented with different mediums--firing broken clay into new pots and cutting wood into sculptures using a chainsaw. Each time El tried something new, he brought with him the experience of all the experiments he did before. After coming across a discarded bag of shimmering bottle tops, El wondered What was their story? He experimented with the new material--disassembling, flattening, and reshaping--then stitched the tops together with wire. The result were large, flowing tapestries that tell stories about history, culture, and link people together. Today, El's bottle top sculptures are showcased all over the world inspiring audiences everywhere. Here is the captivating story of a Ghanaian sculptor whose passion, creativity, and awe-inspiring artwork reminds us that creating powerful art is about being true to yourself.
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ISBN 9781620149669
Publisher Lee & Low Books
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 31 May 2022

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ISBN-13 9781620149669
Stock Release date is 31 May 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 31 May 2022
Publisher Lee & Low Books
Imprint Lee & Low Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Goldberg, Alison
Illustrated by Zunon, Elizabeth
Category The Arts (Visual, Performing, Music)
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Dewey Code B
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 7-11 years
Library of Congress Anatsui, El, Sculptors - Ghana, Bottle caps as art material
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile