The Art Book for Children

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Can dressing up be art? How do you paint feelings? Why did Giuseppe Arcimboldo choose a grocer’s shop to find his inspiration? How do you make an Alberto Giacometti? Can you paint a noise? Why did Jeff Koons make a giant sculpture from 70,000 plants?

This book explores the choices and attitudes of thirty different artists. It helps stimulate children’s own creativity and imagination by asking them to wonder why artists create things in the way that they do. It explores the ...

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Overview

Can dressing up be art? How do you paint feelings? Why did Giuseppe Arcimboldo choose a grocer’s shop to find his inspiration? How do you make an Alberto Giacometti? Can you paint a noise? Why did Jeff Koons make a giant sculpture from 70,000 plants?

This book explores the choices and attitudes of thirty different artists. It helps stimulate children’s own creativity and imagination by asking them to wonder why artists create things in the way that they do. It explores the various ideas, meanings, roles and functions of art by looking at painting, sculpture, photography and prints and helps develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture and pattern.

Simple, clear and fun, it is an ideal tool for teachers and parents, as well as a perfect introduction to all those approaching art for the first time.

This book is the offspring of The Art Book, one of the best-selling and most recognizable art books ever published.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Art Book for Children by Gilda Williams Ruggi presents classic and contemporary works in a fun way that makes art accessible. Each spread or two in the oversize, paper-over-board book introduces a different artist and invites kids to think about the works in unconventional ways. For Cindy Sherman's tweaked self-portraits (in which she poses in staged photographs), for instance, the text asks, "If you dress up, do you just change your clothes and paint your face... or do you also change the way you behave?" Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Large color reproductions expose readers to a wide variety of art, from the best-known paintings of the 14th and 15th centuries to contemporary photographs and "wrap" art. European, Asian, and American art is included in the more than 30 discussed works. Illustrations are arranged to fill single pages, spreads, and small squares. The text, at times calligraphic, becomes part of the art as it invites viewers to take more than a cursory look. Questions encourage readers to observe details, while statements of opinion help to provoke new thoughts and elicit emotional responses to the pieces. Because the book is not arranged by chronology, medium, or style, readers have the option to skip around, to pick and choose the works to study-much like visiting favorite paintings in a museum. A concluding section gives the size, location, and dates of the works and the artists' birth and death dates. The book will stimulate discussion and a higher level of appreciation of art.-Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714845302
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Series: Art Book for Children Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 232,679
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.25 (w) x 11.75 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    As thought provoking as art is and should be made just right for kids (and adults!)

    This first TABFC from phaidon does a great job of presenting works that are as diverse as the real-life artworld today. This book also showcases works that kids can find simple, interesting and challenging. From Botticelli to Warhol, from Op-art to impressionism there is something for everyone. My niece had most of the artists memorized before she was 3 and tends to gravitate now to Pollack, Picasso, and her favorite- Gilbert and George! By the time she was 4 she was already asking about the concepts presented in the text and found it interesting. This book has made good museum trips much more interesting. This book is also a great resource for adults- who may or may not have had any intro into art history- to enjoy with the kids.

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