The Art Book For Children

The Art Book For Children

Hardback

By (author) Amanda Renshaw, By (author) Ruggi Gilda Williams

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  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 254mm x 292mm x 16mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714845116
  • ISBN 13: 9780714845111
  • Edition statement: Children's ed
  • Illustrations note: 60 colour
  • Sales rank: 6,875

Product description

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts | Not for children under 3 yrs. A fun and lively game for young children, introducing them to the vivid imaginary world at their fingertips.

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Author information

Gilda Williams Ruggi is an art critic whose texts have appeared in Tate Magazine, Art in America, Parkett and numerous other art journals. Formerly Commissioning Editor for Contemporary Art at Phaidon Press and Managing Editor of Flash Art International. Amanda Renshaw, formerly a specialist in Impressionist and Modern Art at Christies, is currently Editorial Director at Phaidon Press.

Review quote

'A perfect introduction to art for parents and children to enjoy together ... Simple, clear and fun.' The Guardian 'The Art Book For Children draws young readers first into the subject, then deftly into the form, of paintings from the Mona Lisa to Warhol's Marilyn Monroe' The Times 'stylish, and exciting without being silly' Sunday Times Culture 'Stylish, welcoming introduction to art ... The book is bursting with exuberant questions ... and determined to open young eyes and minds.' The Observer

Product safety notice

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts | Not for children under 3 yrs.

Table of contents

A short introduction explaining the selection of artists and how the book is best used. 30 double-page spreads, each dedicated to one artist, are in a clear, repeated design format. Each artist's spread includes: -a large, full-colour reproduction -all key factual details regarding the artwork and the artist; -highly readable, short text that aims at directing the child (and his or her adult reader) to look closely at the artwork, and invites a personal response. Also explained in this text are the people, story or ideas behind the work; -cross referencing system helping the reader to make links from one picture to another; -a brief artist's biography; -a thumbnail portrait of the artist; A glossary of key words; An index of works and terms