David A. Carter and James Diaz' You Call That Art?! is a great, brief history of modern sculpture that encourages you to make your own!
Perfect for middle and high school age students, this book offers a brief look at 10 great 20th-century artists: Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, Naum Gabo, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Nevelson, and Lygia Clark. Stories about these artists, and their works, serve as inspiration for your own crazy projects!
The book also comes complete with its own set of die-cut cardboard pieces that fit together any way you like. Having taken residence on our coffee table, designing odd new sculptures has be come a household pastime.