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Collages
     

Collages

by Isabel Thomas
 

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This book introduces the reader to collages, examining what collages are, how they are made, what they can show, differences in size, technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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This book introduces the reader to collages, examining what collages are, how they are made, what they can show, differences in size, technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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Children's Literature - Heidi Quist
Following a similar pattern in all of her books in this "Start with Art" series, Thomas organizes her explanation of the art of print by asking and answering common questions regarding where prints are found, how they are made, and how they function artistically. She also demonstrates her answers with the use of both famous and common examples of print art. To vary the pattern in her books, she does vary the questions to focus particularly on the style of art she is addressing. In the case of print art, she addresses how print works with textures and patterns, and how it depicts ideas and feelings. She ends the book with explanations and pictures encouraging the child readers to practice this style of art. And of course, as with any similar work of nonfiction, Thomas includes a glossary of terms, an index, and a couple of web addresses where readers can learn more. I would have liked to see the names of the artists and the paintings, and even perhaps the museums where they currently reside, attached to the images for a more thorough education for the children—both to help them see the public value as well as give more appropriate attribution. Still, the book provides a nice basic overview of this style of art. Reviewer: Heidi Quist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432950279
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Start with Art
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.

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