The Art Book for Children

The Art Book for Children A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere The Art Book for Children brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon s bestselling The Art Book to our youngest readers ever A guide to grea

  • Title: The Art Book for Children
  • Author: Phaidon Press Gilda Williams Ruggi
  • ISBN: 9780714845302
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book for Children brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon s bestselling The Art Book to our youngest readers ever A guide to 30 great artists and their most famous works, designed for both parent and child to enjoy together The book encourages children to look closely and use their imagination to understA perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book for Children brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon s bestselling The Art Book to our youngest readers ever A guide to 30 great artists and their most famous works, designed for both parent and child to enjoy together The book encourages children to look closely and use their imagination to understand why artists choose to create the work they do and in the way that they do it.From Leonardo s iconic Mona Lisa to Andy Warhol s equally iconic Marilyn, and from Jeff Koons exuberant, flowerhyphen encrusted Puppy to Grant Wood s severe American Gothic, 30 artists have been selected from the original The Art Book 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 Art Book for Children also offers its readers an introduction to challenging, recent artists including Cindy Sherman and Donald Judd The Art Book for Children makes this broad, exciting selection of 30 key artists across the history of art clear and accessible to children from age seven and upward, but will be of interest to readers of all ages.

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    1. Both this and the yellow book two are big books with no sense of order or flow but they present so many examples of art. My kids were wowed by the diverse examples and enthralled by the talking points and questions throughout. This is interactive and fun.

    2. This book is full of anachronisms, offers very little context for the works it discusses, and varies widely in the age groups it seems to be addressing. It takes up a worthy project, and the works are well chosen, but the content seems like it was farmed out to people who have no background in art history at all. See especially the very iffy discussion of bronze casting on the page about Giacometti and the use of the word "obsession" to describe Hokusai's views of Fuji. Discussions of Edo period [...]

    3. Wow! Awesome compilation of art with lots of thought-provoking questions to help children learn to look at art and analyze it a little.

    4. A wonderful introduction to the expansive world of art through the works of thirty artists. Simple, interesting and informative text accompany the works of art. Each artist is introduced through fun titles that mimic some aspect of their work. For instance, Cindy Sherman's section is entitled "Dressing Up," in reference to the wide array of characters she transforms into for her trademark photographs. Each artist's works also include engaging questions, such as the Vincent Van Gogh inspired, "Ho [...]

    5. My search for an art book for my kids ends here. At 75 pages, this book is substantial, has great images and is child-appropriate. I also like the way the (unnamed) author involves the reader in the art, asking children to use their imagination to wonder about why artists created things they way they did.

    6. Didn't care for this as much as other art books I've looked at that were "all-inclusive" Seemed random, though it asked really good questions about each art piece. It makes you think, but isn't outlined and presented as a whole understanding of art. (discussion more oriented for older little kidst 4-6 year olds)

    7. Yup: kids' book! I add it because it caught my eye at a tag sale, I started flipping through, and bought it and read/viewed it. I'm hardly new to enjoying art but I expect I will look differently hereon.

    8. I read this to my children. Absolutely brilliant. Each chapter is just a few paragraphs and explains the artists methods, intent and work succinctly and in a way that is easy for a four year old to understand.

    9. Excellent introduction. Bought for a friend's child as a gift, and ended up reading it before giving it away. Recommended age: 8+ (?)

    10. Really imaginative and creative way of discussing influential. The tone is conversational but doesn't talk down to kids or over their heads.

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