Art Is... by Bob Raczka, Paperback | Barnes & Noble

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Publishers Weekly
A variety of artistic expressions invite young readers to re-examine paintings they may take for granted or that might once have intimidated them. Art Is by Bob Raczka pairs a simple rhyming text with a wide range of artwork designed to expand readers' appreciation of what constitutes art. For example, "Art is to kneel on" depicts an Anatolian prayer rug, while "Art is pasted" accompanies a Romare Bearden collage. The final page pairs "Art is how artists get you to think" with an image of Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker." A simple design puts the intriguing images front and center, and for museumgoers, the home of each work is listed. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Lerner Publishing Group
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8.00(w) x 10.03(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Bob Raczka studied art at the University of Illinois and is currently a advertising writer. He has written nine art books for children, including No One Saw: Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist; Art Is…; More Than Meets the Eye: Seeing Art with All Five Senses; Unlikely Pairs: Fun with Famous Works of Art; Here's Looking at Me: How Artists See Themselves; and 3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet.

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