Wizard at Work: The Life and Art of George Rhoads

Wizard at Work: The Life and Art of George Rhoads

Emily Rhoads Johnson / Dec 12, 2019

Wizard at Work The Life and Art of George Rhoads Who builds these contraptions What kind of kid was he Where do his ideas come from If you ve ever watched the madcap antics of colorful balls rolling bouncing leaping and whirling through George Rh

  • Title: Wizard at Work: The Life and Art of George Rhoads
  • Author: Emily Rhoads Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781608449682
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who builds these contraptions What kind of kid was he Where do his ideas come from If you ve ever watched the madcap antics of colorful balls rolling, bouncing, leaping, and whirling through George Rhoads audiokinetic sculptures, you may have wondered who invents these spellbinding contraptions In this book you will discover how Rhoads, who dreamed of becoming a Who builds these contraptions What kind of kid was he Where do his ideas come from If you ve ever watched the madcap antics of colorful balls rolling, bouncing, leaping, and whirling through George Rhoads audiokinetic sculptures, you may have wondered who invents these spellbinding contraptions In this book you will discover how Rhoads, who dreamed of becoming a successful painter, also became a renowned creator of public art whose sculptures can be seen in airports, shopping malls, science museums, and hospitals throughout the world Shattering the notion that machines are built only for work, Rhoads designs machines that do nothing but play Written by Rhoads youngest sister, the book contains personal glimpses of the artist s growing up years in Evanston, Illinois, his struggles as an aspiring painter, his acclaim as an origami expert, and his unexpected success as a sculptor first, of fountains, then of the whimsical yet elegant ball machines that fascinate and delight viewers of all ages Emily Rhoads Johnson is a writer, editor, and teacher living in Ithaca, New York She is the author of three young adult novels Spring and the Shadow Man, A House Full of Strangers, and Write Me If You Dare.

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    1. It is wonderful to finally have a single source of information for the life and work of George Rhoads. His sister, Emily, has done a wonderful job of gathering together a large amount of information regarding George's accomplishments. Told in a straight forward style, the book accounts the entirety of Rhoads' life from his childhood experiments in his home workshop and with pencil and paper, to his later achievements with origami, painting and, of course, rolling ball sculpture. For anyone wanti [...]


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