Looking at Nature

Looking at Nature

by Brigitte Baumbusch
     
 
Nature can be peaceful, frightening, wild, or wondrous!

In this volume of the Art for Children series, discover what amazing variety the human imagination can produce in depicting the natural world.

An engaging journey through the wide universe of art, Looking at Nature presents fascinating images from a vast array of cultures around the world

Overview

Nature can be peaceful, frightening, wild, or wondrous!

In this volume of the Art for Children series, discover what amazing variety the human imagination can produce in depicting the natural world.

An engaging journey through the wide universe of art, Looking at Nature presents fascinating images from a vast array of cultures around the world and throughout the ages.

From well-known masterpieces to the fantastical creations of ancient civilizations, these books make the artistic achievements of the world a delightful and memorable part of a child's visual vocabulary.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-The artistic splendor of the world of nature is depicted by both unknown and renowned artists. In Animals, reproductions of paintings and drawings highlight the work of Pablo Picasso, M. C. Escher, Albrecht D rer, Henri Matisse, and the painters of the Lascaux caves. A mother sheep feeding her lamb, a rhinoceros playing with her cub, and a hen walking with her chicks express the gentle bond between mother and offspring. In Nature, the text notes, "nature is both great and small-calm or wild-" while delightful full-color photographs of objects and reproductions of work by Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, and Claude Monet depict the beauty of the ocean, the field, and the mountains. With their simple texts and descriptive captions, these introductions will be applauded by both children and adults.-Patricia Mahoney Brown, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kenmore, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556709715
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Art for Children Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Read an Excerpt

Children love to look at pictures, and often they can be the most insightful and observant viewers of art. In the "Art for Children" series, kids are exposed to works of art chosen from around the globe and across the centuries. These accessible books bring out what is fun and absorbing about the images, giving young eyes a chance to delight in the shapes, colors, and imaginative details of art form any perspective they choose.

In Looking at Nature, children discover a new way of seeing plants, animals, water, and mountains, from the intricate detail of a Roman fresco, to the wild colors and charming simplicity of the "na�ve" painters, to the breathtaking intensity of waves in a Japanese print. A child's instinctive curiosity about nature will find any of these intriguing works-some by well-known artists such as Monet, others unearthed from remote corners of the world-exciting to uncover.

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