Landscapes (Brushes with Greatness Series) by Valerie Bodden, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Landscapes (Brushes with Greatness Series)

Landscapes (Brushes with Greatness Series)

by Valerie Bodden
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

From Raphael to Pablo Picasso to Georgia O'Keeffe, the story of painting involves many artists ... and spans many centuries. Brushes with Greatness explores this story by spotlighting four distinct painting genres, discussing why each began, how its focus has changed over time, and the status it has in the modern world of art. Each beautiful book looks

Overview

From Raphael to Pablo Picasso to Georgia O'Keeffe, the story of painting involves many artists ... and spans many centuries. Brushes with Greatness explores this story by spotlighting four distinct painting genres, discussing why each began, how its focus has changed over time, and the status it has in the modern world of art. Each beautiful book looks closely at some of the greatest works ever created and explains the evolution of artistic techniques, providing a one-of-a-kind celebration of the human experience in paint.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nicole Peterson Davis
This is a book in the "Brushes with Greatness" series of books about paintings that highlights four painting genres. This entry in the series highlighting the genre of Landscapes looks at paintings around the world to show how landscape paintings evolved through the years. Scattered throughout this narrative are photographs of paintings that were influential or more important in history. Five paintings are highlighted in this book. They are St. Francis in the Desert, The Great Wave at Kanagawa, Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from the Bibemus Quarry, and Christina's World. Each of these paintings is depicted on one side of the page with information about the painting, including a history of how it was made and information about it on the second page. This book would be wonderful in a history, humanities, or art classroom and very helpful as a resource for learning and researching paintings. The end of the book contains a glossary, index, and selective bibliography. Reviewer: Nicole Peterson Davis
From the Publisher
These surveys cover a lot of ground about painting genres, including origins and development and practitioners of successive stylistic movements. The popularity and relevance of each form of painting throughout history are discussed. The reproductions are exceedingly fine, and a spacious design complements the content admirably. Vocabulary and concepts should be accessible to students who have already had exposure to art classes. - School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608182015
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Brushes with Greatness Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
NC1550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >