A Child's Introduction to Art

The World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures

Author: Heather Alexander

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1579129560

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Explores the world of art and artists, including Michelangelo, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent Van Gogh, and features do-it-yourself art projects.
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A Child's Introduction to the World

Geography, Cultures, and People : from the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall of China

Author: Heather Alexander

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1579128327

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 3340

Offers a look at the geography of the whole world, with information on climate, geology, plants, animals, and cultures.
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A Child's Introduction to Poetry

Author: N.A

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781579122829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 90

View: 9778

Provides an introduction to different poetry genres, including nursery rhymes, ballads, and free verse, along with examples and excerpts from such poets as Homer, John Milton, Emily Dickinson, and Maya Angelou.
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Children's Book of Art

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756668433

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 4724

This engaging guide takes children on an international tour of the world's greatest art, from the first daubs of paint in prehistoric caves to today's performance art. It includes all of the important art movements, from Renaissance to Rococo, as well as the great painters from all these eras. However, the approach is to look at art as an international exchange of ideas, not a straight history of western art. The book includes art from all countries, from aboriginal art to totem poles.
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Famous Works of Art—And How They Got That Way

Author: John Nici

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442249552

Category: Art

Page: 336

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There are many reasons why works of art become famous; few have anything to do with quality. Art museums are filled with masterworks that are unknown to the general public. This book raises questions about how fame is achieved, and ultimately how a work either retains that fame, or passes from the public consciousness.
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13 Art Techniques Children Should Know

Author: Angela Wenzel

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791371368

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

View: 3934

Introduces thirteen important art techniques--including modeling, watercolor, etching, and collage--as exemplified by famous works from such artists as Albrecht Dèurer, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jackson Pollock.
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A Child's Introduction to Natural History

The Story of Our Living Earth From Amazing Animals and Plants to Fascinating Fossils and Gems

Author: Heather Alexander

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9780316311366

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating wonders of our natural world.Highlighting every kingdom of life--plants, bacteria, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, rocks and minerals--the book is also full of charming and witty illustrations by Meredith Hamilton plus 30 photographs throughout. The book delves into topics like geology; prehistoric times, including fossils and dinosaurs; how animals move and fly; evolution; biomes; and more. Sidebars throughout offer biographies of naturalists like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, Thomas Henry Huxley. Also includes fun, hands-on projects for kids to do on their own or with adults and 5 origami patterns to create your own paper dinosaur, whale, penguin, and more. Beautifully illustrated and designed, this is an entertaining and educational look at our natural history.
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13 Sculptures Children Should Know

Author: Angela Wenzel

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791370101

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

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Introduces sculptures across the world from the Winged Victory of Samothrace in Paris and Dancing Ganesha in New York to the Fountain of the Four Rivers in Rome and Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake.
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The Art Book for Children - Book Two

Author: Amanda Renshaw

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 1980

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.
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An Eye for Art

Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work

Author: National Gallery of Art

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749007

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 180

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Lavishly illustrated with 230 full color images, this family-oriented art resource introduces children ages 7 to 12, as well as their parents and educators, to more than 50 great artists and their work, with corresponding activities and explorations that inspire artistic development, focused looking, and even creative writing. Thematic chapters range from examining portraiture and landscape to playing with space and storytelling. Within each chapter a diverse range of American and European artists, art mediums, and time periods is represented. This treasure trove of artwork from the National Gallery of Art includes, among others, works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Written by museum educators with decades of hands-on experience in both art-making activities and making art relatable to children, the activities include sculpting a clay figure inspired by Edgar Degas; drawing an object from touch alone, inspired by Joan Miro’s experience as an art student; painting a double-sided portrait with one side reflecting physical traits and the other side personality traits, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de' Benci; and creating a story based on a Mary Cassatt painting. Educators, homeschoolers, and families alike will find their creativity sparked by this art extravaganza. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, maintains one of the world's most renowned collections of American and European masterpieces from the thirteenth century to the present. An important component of the National Gallery of Art is its educational mission. This book was written and compiled by the museum's educators and is a collective effort of the Education Division at the National Gallery of Art.
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Famous Paintings

Author: Sarah Courtauld

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794529239

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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A set of cards providing facts and figures about famous paintings.
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The Story of the Orchestra

Listen While You Learn about the Instruments, the Music, and the Composers who Wrote the Music

Author: Robert Levine

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781579121488

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 9746

Describes the orchestra and includes information on composers, instruments, and the conductor.
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Look! Look! Look! at Sculpture

Author: Nancy Elizabeth Wallace,Linda Friedlaender

Publisher: Two Lions

ISBN: 9780761461326

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Three mice visit a museum and learn that sculpture comes in all shapes, sizes, and textures
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Come Look with Me

Enjoying Art with Children

Author: Gladys S. Blizzard

Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents twelve color reproductions of paintings by artists from Holbein to Picasso, with questions to stimulate discussion and background information on each artist and painting.
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The Story of Paintings

A History of Art for Children

Author: Mick Manning

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445150048

Category: Painting

Page: 88

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The Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granström take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The artists featured include van Eyck, da Vinci, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Velázquez, JMW Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock as well as Dame Laura Knight and Kalan Khan. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the art, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the art is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure. The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granström are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.
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Kid Artists

True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends

Author: David Stabler

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594748993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Hilarious childhood biographies and full-color illustrations reveal how Leonardo da Vinci, Beatrix Potter, Keith Haring, and other great artists in history coped with regular-kid problems. Every great artist started out as a kid. Forget the awards, the sold-out museum exhibitions, and the timeless masterpieces. When the world’s most celebrated artists were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Jackson Pollock’s family moved constantly—he lived in eight different cities before he was sixteen years old. Georgia O’Keeffe lived in the shadow of her “perfect” older brother Francis. And Jean-Michel Basquiat triumphed over poverty to become one of the world’s most influential artists. Kid Artists tells their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. Other subjects include Claude Monet, Jacob Lawrence, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Beatrix Potter, Yoko Ono, Dr. Seuss, Emily Carr, Keith Haring, Charles Schulz, and Louise Nevelson.
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The Arts: a Visual Encyclopedia

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465461780

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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The most visual and comprehensive encyclopedia for children that charts the evolution of the world's greatest cultural achievements in painting, music, photography, and dance, supporting the arts in STEAM education. Kids can trace the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary street art; read the story of music, from classical and jazz to rock and roll; find out about photography, from the early pinhole camera to digital imagery; and put on their dancing shoes for some ballroom, ballet, modern dance, and more. Stunning full-page images bring each subject to life, and clear text and annotations provide comprehensive, age-appropriate coverage. Full of amazing facts, clear explanations, and stunning photography, The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia is the essential introduction to the cultural world for children. Series Overview: DK's Visual Encyclopedias are the first substantial series of encyclopedias aimed at young children, designed to excite and entertain, while offering a comprehensive overview of core subjects. From science and the human body to animals, the ocean, space, and more, each book combines fun facts, amazing pictures, and crystal-clear explanations to take kids into the wonders of our world.
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A Child's Introduction to Ballet

The Stories, Music and Magic of Classical Dance

Author: Laura Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733323447

Category: Ballet

Page: 96

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Learn about the world's greatest ballets, dancers, choreographers and composers. Find out about the history of ballet, ballet steps and positions and read the wonderful stories of amazing ballets, as the stories unfold you can listen to pieces of music from some of them.
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The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0679434488

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

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A collection of private works by the late Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, encompasses the highly creative and often whimsical paintings that he created for his own pleasure, as provided by his wife Audrey. 40,000 first printing.
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The Vatican

All the Paintings : the Complete Collection of Old Masters Plus More Than 300 Sculptures, Maps, Tapestries, and Other Artifacts

Author: Anja Grebe

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1579129439

Category: Art

Page: 525

View: 4671

Presents the art within Vatican City, including works by Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio, and Raphael.
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