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Ecoart in Action

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What a wonderful book to have in every library. Young readers will particularly enjoy the activities presented here focused on ecological and environmental challenges.
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This book wasn't at all what I was expecting. I thought EcoArt just meant creating art in/from nature. I was expecting images of beautiful artwork, the cultural significances, how to create them yourself, et cetera. I definitely didn't expect a full length, in depth, college-style textbook of nearly 400 pages!

EcoArt encompasses a whole lot more than I imagined. Needless to say, I certainly learned something today. It was quite interesting.

Now that I understand what the book is meant to be, it is very well put together and highly informative. From a teaching and learning perspective, the layout is easy to follow but I do think it would benefit from some more images and visual aids.
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I loved this book. Ecoart in Action is the kind of book that needs to be placed in all community libraries, schools and colleges. It provides case studies of how communities of artists, students, environmentalists have self-organized to incorporate local environment into their artistic practice. Full of images and examples, it can inspire other communities to do the same.
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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Ecoart in Action edited by Amara Geffen, Ann Rosenthal, Chris Fremantle and Aviva Rahmani is an educational book that offers lesson plans and curriculum ideas for incorporating environmental concerns into school.  According to the description, this book is "organized into three sections—Activities, Case Studies, and Provocations—each contribution provides models for ecoart practice that are adaptable for use within a variety of classrooms, communities, and contexts."

Overall, Ecoart in Action is an impressive, almost 400-page book that would make excellent professional development materials for educators everywhere.  One highlight of this book is how comprehensive it is.  The book compiles ideas from almost 70 members of the Ecoart Network and is illustrated with plenty of black-and-white photos.  It's clear that a lot of research went into this book. I took off 1 star, because having the photos in color would have made the book even better. If you're intrigued by the description, I highly recommend that you check out this book, which is available now!
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Thank you Netgalley and to the publisher for giving me this ARC to review.

This is a very handy book for educators and perhaps some community spaces. I think it should have had more photographs of the ecoart in action in it as says in the title. Without the photographs, I feel like it was a little boring to get through.
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This is an interesting and informative book with hands-on projects. It would be great for personal use or to create lesson plans for students of all ages.
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This will be a great guide for people in a certain demographic, though I'm not really sure who.  Our family runs a community arts center out of a historic church and I also write a free monthly nature magazine for children, so this combines those two interests very well. That said, it felt more like a long curriculum guide than an inspirational book.  I would have loved far more photos and examples of the projects "in action."  I think it's well suited for professional organizations and some teachers, but preview it first to see if it's a good fit for your needs.
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I think I’m going to try and get this book for my library. The projects are really interesting and I think it would be a good way to get more people in and also teach them about eco art in the process. 
However, I wouldn’t recommend this for someone that is looking for more of an inspirational type of book. Educators for teen and older would likely get the most from this book
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I was expecting to see more images of the eco art described. I found this book to be a bit underwhelming. As a middle level educator, I am looking for more visuals than what was given in the book. The cover design is beautiful and what drew me in, but I didn’t find the actual text to be very compelling.
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This is such a well organized and creative idea! I will be telling my friends who are teachers about it. I love the structure and outlines of each project and how they coordinate.
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