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Cubism
     

Cubism

by Linda Bolton
 

Imagine a portrait with too many noses or a landscape without a horizon. Why paint a violin in disjointed pieces or a wobbling Eiffel Tower? The Cubists looked at the world from new angles and challenged the art of the past. Cubism was a revolution in shape and form--but how and why did it happen?

This book lifts the lid on the world of Cubism. From inspiration

Overview

Imagine a portrait with too many noses or a landscape without a horizon. Why paint a violin in disjointed pieces or a wobbling Eiffel Tower? The Cubists looked at the world from new angles and challenged the art of the past. Cubism was a revolution in shape and form--but how and why did it happen?

This book lifts the lid on the world of Cubism. From inspiration to creation, Art Revolutions--Cubism tells you all you need to know about the leading works and figures of this puzzling modern art movement.

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Children's Literature
In an age when art was limited to what was seen, a group of artists decided to change all that. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Marcel Duchamp and many others created the world of Cubism. In her book, Linda Bolton explains and demonstrates the tremendous departure cubism made in the world of art. A part of the "Art Revolutions" series, this book brings to life the great change cubism brought to art, not only in its different form and look but in the way we interpret what we see. The format of the book is wonderful. Different artists are discussed using bits of their life history and what led them to work in this art form. Along with the information are examples of each artist's art. Throughout the book are wonderful paintings that give the book a tremendous amount of color and style. Included with the information and works are interpretations of the works, allowing the reader to understand how the cubist artists saw their subjects and created their paintings. This is helpful but also somewhat limiting in that the readers are not able to establish their own interpretation of the works. This is a wonderful book written in understandable text suitable for students of all ages. 2000, Belitha Press Limited, Ages 5 to 15, $16.95. Reviewer: John D. Orsborn
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Nadya is a mischievous kitchen girl in a Russian tavern. Having nearly drowned in the Iset River during the turmoil of the Revolution, she has no memory of her past and longs for the life she cannot remember. Then two men arrive at the tavern and announce that Nadya's long-lost grandmother has sent them to find her. Yearning for family and friendship, she agrees to accompany them to Paris for the joyful reunion. Nadya eagerly embarks on her journey, never dreaming it will be one of laughter, love, and betrayal. This is a fast-paced re-telling of one Anastasia story. The reader will also learn something of Russian history and aristocratic rulers. The story is truly captivating even if it is historical fiction. The paperback book, with its attractive cover, is easy to read. Suzanne Weyn has produced another really good book. Reviewer: Naomi Butler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872266131
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/2000
Series:
Art Revolutions Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 18 Years

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