The Art Book For Children
ISBN No. 9780714845111
No.of pages 72
This edition of The Art Book presents a new way of looking at art with children. It's an A - Z guide to thirty of the most engaging artists and one of their most famous works of art. Designed for both adult and child to enjoy together, the book encourages children to learn to look, and to imagine why artists choose to create art in the way that they do. Accessible and educational The Art Book, Children's Edition is fun and easy to use. A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere. From Leonardo's iconic Mona Lisa to Andy Warhol's equally iconic Marilyn and from Jeff Koons' exuberant, flower-encrusted Puppy to Grant Wood's severe American Gothic, 30 works appearing in the original Art Book have been selected for The Art Book Children's Edition for their significance in art history as well as their appeal to children. The giants of art history such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Rembrandt, Turner and Velazquez are all here, but the Children's Edition also offers its readers an introduction to challenging, recent artists including Cindy Sherman and Donald Judd. The Art Book, Children's Edition makes this broad, exciting selection of 30 key works across the history of art clear and accessible to children from age seven and upwards, but will be of interest to readers of all ages.
Table of contentsA short introduction explaining the selection of artists and how the book is best used. 30 double-page spreads, each dedicated to one artist, are in a clear, repeated design format. Each artist's spread includes: -a large, full-colour reproduction -all key factual details regarding the artwork and the artist; -highly readable, short text that aims at directing the child (and his or her adult reader) to look closely at the artwork, and invites a personal response. Also explained in this text are the people, story or ideas behind the work; -cross referencing system helping the reader to make links from one picture to another; -a brief artist's biography; -a thumbnail portrait of the artist; A glossary of key words; An index of works and terms
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