Where in the World?: Around the Globe in Thirteen Works of Art

Where in the World?: Around the Globe in Thirteen Works of Art

by Bob Raczka
     
 

With this book, Bob Raczka takes us all on a "world tour." But instead of traveling by plane or boat, the vehicle of choice is wonderfully selected works of art. With 13 pieces—covering six of the seven continents and a variety of time periods—Raczka reveals interesting details that provide insight into the countries and cultures depicted. So join Bob… See more details below

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With this book, Bob Raczka takes us all on a "world tour." But instead of traveling by plane or boat, the vehicle of choice is wonderfully selected works of art. With 13 pieces—covering six of the seven continents and a variety of time periods—Raczka reveals interesting details that provide insight into the countries and cultures depicted. So join Bob Raczka and see the world.

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Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Art can transport us all over the world and back in time. This book is a journey around the world and through time via 13 pieces of art, which can all be seen at the Art Institute in Chicago. The journey begins in Japan during the Edo period (18th century) with one of Hokusai's "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji." Hokusai was an exceptional master of the genre of wood cutting, having produced over 30,000 wood-cut prints in his lifetime. The next stop is Australia and Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet" from 1969. This sculpture-scape required 125 people to complete. An Ansel Adams photograph, "Moon and Mount McKinley, Denali National Park" keeps us in the 20th century and continuing East on our journey. Diego Rivera's mural "The Great City of Tenochtitlan" carries us back 500 years to the capital of the Aztec empire in Central America. Romare Bearden's collage of Harlem, "The Block," is a tribute to the neighborhood that inspired his work. An industrial setting in England and a street scene in France are other stops along the way of our journey, which ends in Venice, Italy in 1755. A world map shows the route of the trip around the world, the distances between stops and the total miles traveled in the art tour of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822563723
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Series:
Bob Raczka's Art Adventures Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 3.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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