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How Artists See Cities: Streets Buildings Shops Transportation
     

How Artists See Cities: Streets Buildings Shops Transportation

by Colleen Carroll
 

Abbeville Kids expands its award-winning series of interactive, inquiry-based books designed to teach children about the world by looking at art, and about art by looking at the world.

How Artists See Cities uses works by such artists as Edward Hopper, Archibald Motley, Marc Chagall and Georgia O'Keeffe to explore the streets, buildings, shops and

Overview

Abbeville Kids expands its award-winning series of interactive, inquiry-based books designed to teach children about the world by looking at art, and about art by looking at the world.

How Artists See Cities uses works by such artists as Edward Hopper, Archibald Motley, Marc Chagall and Georgia O'Keeffe to explore the streets, buildings, shops and transportation that make up a city—featuring 34 full-color illustrations.

Each volume in the How Artists See series presents sixteen diverse works of art, all devoted to a subject that every child already knows from personal experience. Author Colleen Carroll's engaging, conversational text is filled with thought-provoking questions and imaginative activities that spark children's natural curiosity both about the subject of the artwork they are looking at and about the way it was created.

This direct, interactive approach to art—and to the world—promotes self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-expression. As it introduces basic artistic concepts, styles, and techniques, it also provides loads of fun. For children who want to know more about the artists whose works appear in the book, biographies are provided at the end, along with suggestions for further reading and an international list of museums where each artists works can be seen. As they begin to understand the multitude of ways that artists see, children will deepen their appreciation of art, the world around them, and, most importantly, their own unique visions.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the How Artists See series:

"How Artists See Cities and How Artists See Play…promote creative thinking and expression…Imagination-stirring text accompanies each painting as Carroll describes content, composition, line, technique and mood, and asks interesting and playful questions to spark children's creative responses." — Los Angeles Times

"Carroll's series…eclipses the competition…How Artists See has the makings of a classic—a core experience for budding art enthusiasts to build on." — Publishers Weekly

"Wow! If you have been looking for a way to get children interested in art, call off the search, it just doesn't get any better than this." — Children's Literature Choice List

"…These are first-rate art appreciation guides for adults and young children together, or older readers alone." — Children's Literature Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789201874
Publisher:
Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
How Artists See Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,347,020
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

Read an Excerpt

How Artists See Cities

Streets Buildings Shops Transportation


By Colleen Carroll

Abbeville Kids

Copyright © 1999 Colleen Carroll
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-7892-0187-4


Excerpt from How Artists See Cities:

STREETS

Early Sunday Morning - Edward Hopper

Cities aren't always noisy, as you can see in this picture of a city street on a bright Sunday morning. There isn't a person in sight. Where could everyone be? Imagine walking down this street all by yourself. What do you think it would feel like? The red, white, and blue barber's pole stands like a piece of peppermint candy in front of the barbershop. There are other shops, too. What types of businesses might they be?

Even though there aren't any people in the picture, the artist makes the street come to life with bold blocks of color. How many colors do you see? The morning sun bathes the scene in light, and creates dark shadows on the buildings and street. Point to all the places where you see shadows.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from How Artists See Cities by Colleen Carroll. Copyright © 1999 Colleen Carroll. Excerpted by permission of Abbeville Kids.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Meet the Author

Colleen Carroll is an educational consultant for MTV, USA Today, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, Black Entertainment Television, CNBC, Channel One, and The Edison Project. She previously taught sixth grade in California and now lives in New York.

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