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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 �Emilie Martin-Neute.

By: Le Moine, Laetitia [author.].
Contributor(s): Lockhart, Louise [illustrator] | Martin-Neute, �Emilie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Prestel, 2019ISBN: 3791373951; 9783791373959.Uniform titles: Grand inventaire de l'art. English Subject(s): Art appreciation -- Juvenile literature | Art appreciationGenre/Form: Juvenile works.
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. This playful introduction to art history is packed with look-and-find fun for the whole family."--Back cover.Summary: "Let's explore the great periods of Western art, from prehistory to the present day. You will see how artistic styles changed over time as religion, technology and artists' lives also changed. In addition, you'll see examples of art from other parts of the world like Africa, Asia, or Australia during these periods. As you read on, you may be unfamiliar with certain words and expressions. We hope this will inspire you to find out more about what you've learned! Look carefully... In each section of this book, you'll find a big picture that includes five details (people, objects or artworks) that can also be found on the previous pages of that section. Try to find all five details in each picture!"--Opposite Title Page.
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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.

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.

Original french edition: Grand inventaire de l'art. : Editions Arola, 2018

"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. This playful introduction to art history is packed with look-and-find fun for the whole family."--Back cover.

"Let's explore the great periods of Western art, from prehistory to the present day. You will see how artistic styles changed over time as religion, technology and artists' lives also changed. In addition, you'll see examples of art from other parts of the world like Africa, Asia, or Australia during these periods. As you read on, you may be unfamiliar with certain words and expressions. We hope this will inspire you to find out more about what you've learned! Look carefully... In each section of this book, you'll find a big picture that includes five details (people, objects or artworks) that can also be found on the previous pages of that section. Try to find all five details in each picture!"--Opposite Title Page.

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.

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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.)