Following the international success of The Art Book for Children (Book One), this second volume features a fresh variety of paintings, sculptures and photographs by artists from the Renaissance to the present day, offering a perfect introduction to art for children everywhere. Thirty new artists, from Dürer to Hockney, appear in this book, with work specially selected to encourage children to learn and interact with art - inviting them to ask questions about why artists do what they do. With interactive features and intriguing topics for discussion, both volumes of The Art Book for Children are great fun for young readers, ideal tools for educators and parents, and perfect introductions for those approaching art for the first time.
An introduction to the work of Camille Pissarro.Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was not only a central figure in the Impressionist movement but a major influence on the development of modern art. He was the only artist to exhibit at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions between 1874 and 1886, and his letters are a fascinating and invaluable source of information on the theoretical aspects and practical implications of Impressionism.Pissarro's career touched that of an extraordinary number of his contemporaries, to whom he was often a teacher and always a friend. In his early years he worked with Monet; in the 1870s he painted in close friendship with Cezanne; he was a guide for Gauguin, whom he introduced to the Impressionist group; and in the 1880s he flirted with Neo-Impressionism with Seurat.This book charts the evolution of his painting, and celebrates his compositional brilliance, technical skill and innovatory approach. Forty-eight full page colour plates, combined with Lloyd's illuminating text, constitute a superb introduction to the artist.Includes 83 illustrations, 51 in colour.
Encourages young readers to explore objects of art along with concepts such as clocks, time, music, mirrors, collecting, trust, movement, line, and shape, and explains how great artists used these themes to create their works.
What is it that makes us human? There are more than seven billion of us on the planet and we come in all different shapes and sizes, are born in different cultures and to different parents, but fundamentally we are the same. People Like Us provides a tongue-in-cheek investigation of the human race that might serve as a guide to earthlings for an imaginary alien visiting our planet for the first time. Amusing and entertaining, it documents the things we do; the things that make us human. This book is the culmination of moe than 25 years of human observation. An inveterate people watcher and devotee of Honoré Balzac, Sasha Gusov's career has has taken him to over 40 countries where he has devoted his spare time to casting his keen and playful eye on the quirks that make us human.
The Art Museum is the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers. This revolutionary and unprecedented virtual art museum in a book, features 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,500 works of art. It is the most comprehensive and visually spectacular history of world art ever published. Ten years in the making, this unique book was created with a global team of 100 specialists in art history, who have collected together important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover. Unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, this volume contains an unprecedented wealth of masterworks spanning three millennia and culled from 650 museums, galleries and private...