Artful Reading

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Bob Raczka has introduced countless children to the pleasures of looking at art. In this book, he adds a new element to the experience-the joy of reading. You'll see all kinds of readers here, in works of art ranging in time from Antonello Da Messina's St. Jerome in His Study (1475) to Jacob Lawrence's The Library (1960), and ranging in style from Rossetti's The Day Dream to Picasso's Two Girls Reading. But no matter the era or the style, each and every painting tells a story about a reader. Art lovers and book ...

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Overview

Bob Raczka has introduced countless children to the pleasures of looking at art. In this book, he adds a new element to the experience-the joy of reading. You'll see all kinds of readers here, in works of art ranging in time from Antonello Da Messina's St. Jerome in His Study (1475) to Jacob Lawrence's The Library (1960), and ranging in style from Rossetti's The Day Dream to Picasso's Two Girls Reading. But no matter the era or the style, each and every painting tells a story about a reader. Art lovers and book lovers alike.

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A delightfully delivered message appears on every page of this bright, appealing art book: Read! An eclectic selection of paintings in which the subject is reading and a melodic text makes a winning combination. Paintings by the likes of Cezanne, Vermeer, Fragonard and Hopper are accompanied by exhortations: "Read the news, / Or read / a globe. / Read in a dress. / Or read in / your robe." Following the text is a section called "Artists as Readers and Writers" with a thumbnail of each painting and a fascinating tidbit of information. Readers will learn that one of van Gogh's favorite books was A Christmas Carol, and that Picasso created nearly 34,000 book illustrations. Though expensive, this addition to the Bob Raczka's Art Adventures series will be a joy for bibliophiles large and small. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580138802
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Bob Raczka's Art Adventures Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 550,925
  • Age range: 4 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Razka Since majoring in art at the University of Illinois, Bob has been a writer at various Chicago area advertising agencies. His other books for the series include 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; 3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet; and Artful Reading.

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