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My big book of the world's greatest art / Illustrations by Louise Lockhart ; text by Laetitia Le Moine ; art selection by Émilie Martin-Neute.

By: Le Moine, Laetitia.
Contributor(s): Lockhart, Louise [illustrator.] | Martin-Neute, Émilie [compiler.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Prestel, 2019Edition: English edition.Description: 44 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 33 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783791373959.Subject(s): Art appreciation -- Juvenile literature | Art -- History -- Juvenile literature
Contents:
Prehistory (ca. 30,0000-2000 BC) -- Antiquity (ca. 3000 BC-450 AD) -- Middle Ages I (Byzantine and Romonesque Art, ca. 450-1150) -- Middle Ages II (Gothic, ca. 1150-1500) -- Renaissance (ca. 1400-1600) -- Baroque and Classicism (ca. 1600-1790) -- Art of Revolution (ca. 1790-1890) -- Avant-Garde (ca. 1890-1945) -- Contemporary Art (ca. 1945-1990) -- Art of Today -- Solutions.
Summary: What is art? Art is cave paintings, pyramids, statues, castles, the Mona Lisa, an upside-down toilet, Banksy's graffiti, and much, much more. Learn about the different historical periods, movements, and themes in art as well as the most famous works of art and architecture throughout time. Look closely to discover in which periods the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, the first camera, and Andy Warhol are to be found.
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Childrens Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Non-fiction
Children's Non-fiction 709 LEM Available T00830951
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

From cave paintings to Banksy, this stylish, fun, and interactive book will teach kids about 10,000 years of art history. <br> <br> This children's book is the perfect stepping stone to a lifelong appreciation of art. Each major art period unfolds in a gently colored spread featuring famous artists and artworks while other spreads present specific scenes that incorporate similar details. In this book, kids will learn how the earliest artists mixed pigments; how ancient civilizations worshiped their gods; how religion drove artistic efforts in the middle ages; and scientific discoveries inspired Renaissance painters and sculptors. They'll observe artists playing key roles in revolutions both historic and cultural and they'll visit a modern museum to see what today's artists are creating. Packed with endless possibilities for learning, this book offers kids a new way to engage with and understand the art they experience every day.

First published in French by Editions Arola, 2018, as: Le grand inventaire de l'art.

Prehistory (ca. 30,0000-2000 BC) -- Antiquity (ca. 3000 BC-450 AD) -- Middle Ages I (Byzantine and Romonesque Art, ca. 450-1150) -- Middle Ages II (Gothic, ca. 1150-1500) -- Renaissance (ca. 1400-1600) -- Baroque and Classicism (ca. 1600-1790) -- Art of Revolution (ca. 1790-1890) -- Avant-Garde (ca. 1890-1945) -- Contemporary Art (ca. 1945-1990) -- Art of Today -- Solutions.

What is art? Art is cave paintings, pyramids, statues, castles, the Mona Lisa, an upside-down toilet, Banksy's graffiti, and much, much more. Learn about the different historical periods, movements, and themes in art as well as the most famous works of art and architecture throughout time. Look closely to discover in which periods the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, the first camera, and Andy Warhol are to be found.

Ages 10+.

Translated from the French.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

Organized into 10 sections--Prehistory, Antiquity, Middle Ages I and II, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism, Art of Revolution, Avant-Garde, Contemporary Art, and Art of Today--this book tackles more than 30,000 years of art history. Each section receives two spreads: one of period-specific, emblematic objects, people, and places, and one representative scene containing five details from the previous spread alongside a short paragraph citing notable developments from the era: "Pictures of saints adorn the buildings, as do shimmering golden mosaics that depict the life of Jesus Christ." Answers to the puzzle pictures appear in a key at the end, but there is no explanation for the near-total omission of artists of color and the inclusion of just five women artists (Louise Bourgeois, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe, and Hyacinthe Rigaud). Though the text's approach is retro, Lockhart's whimsically stylized illustrations are on-trend, leaning heavily on pink, blue, yellow, and green. Ages 8--12. (Sept.)