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Kaleidoscope artistry
Baker, Cozy, 1923-2010.
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Publication Information:
Lafayette, Calif. : C&T Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Includes index.
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QC373.K3 B343 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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A look at the colourful techniques of kaleidoscope artistry. It features: colour photographs of kaleidoscopes - both favourites and new innovations; kaleidoscope images; profiles of the world's top scope artists and designers; and a report on research into the health benefits of kaleidoscopes.

Author Notes

Cozy Baker wrote her first book on the subject of kaleidoscopes in 1985. She curated the first major exhibition of scopes in Washington, D.C., and served as consultant for a kaleidoscope show at the Smithsonian Institution. Baker founded The Brewster Society, the first organization for designers, collectors, and lovers of kaleidoscopes. Her premier collection includes over 800 contemporary and antique kaleidoscopes, and she established the world's first kaleidoscope museum in 1997.

Cozy Baker lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

A perennial favorite among optical toys for almost 200 years, the kaleidoscope has recently entered the realm of therapeutic stress reducers. Baker, the author of several books on kaleidoscopes, discusses this aspect of kaleidoscope viewing along with her survey of the work of contemporary kaleidoscope artists. Short biographical sketches and photographs of each artist's work provide a fascinating view of a wonderful variety of shapes and themes that go far beyond the familiar rotating tube with glass chips. There are no instructions for making kaleidoscopes, such as those found in Thomas Boswell's The Kaleidoscope Book, but this is an appealing and unusual selection for art and collectibles collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.