The Interactive Art Bookby Ron van der Meer
Learn about fundamental concepts such as light and color, pattern and composition, narrative, style, and movement, and much more. Inventive paper engineering brings the subjects to life with pop-ups and lift-the-flaps. From the Dutch masters to the impressionists up through Picasso, this fun and informative activity book will inspire all ages. This book presents art in a way that is understandable, entertaining, and exciting for older children and art lovers. • 60 art masterpieces—25 of them with lift-the-flaps—and all of them illustrating something about the process of making and appreciating art. • 12 three-dimensional models showing perspective, color-mixing, the illusion of movement, abstract composition and more. • 18-page removable Activity Book with instructions for composing pictures and making prints, collages, scratch pictures, potato prints, sculptures, and more.
“...teaches your kids about fundamental concepts such as light and color, pattern and composition, narrative, style, and movement, and much more.” —Shop With Me Mama.
“What an amazing book! I plan to keep it as a reference book! It is almost beyond description. Every single page is filled with fascinating facts on every aspect of art.” —Motherhoodlater.com
“It’s perfect for dipping in and out of, with short paragraphs about different pieces of art illustrating various topics...accompanied by lots and lots of reproductions, primarily of paintings, but also including sculpture, illustration and architecture.” —Playing by the book
“We’ve been having a heat wave in Boston. What better way to spend my time on those 90° days than sitting inside our AC-blasting office trying my hand at various arts and crafts activities from one of my latest Out of the Box finds The Interactive Art Book created by paper engineer Ron Van Der Meer and author Frank Whitford?” —Horn Book Review (online)
“encourage[s] children to approach art with their hands as much as their minds.” —Publisher’s Weekly.com
- Insight Editions
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.80(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.80(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 Years
Meet the Author
Ron van der Meer is considered one of the world’s foremost paper engineers. His oversized Architecture, Music, Brain, and Earth packs have been hailed as revolutionary in their combination of complex paper engineering and wealth of information. He lives in England.
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