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The Art Book for Children [Hardcover]

Amanda Renshaw (author)
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1 Jan 2007 Art Book for Children (Book 2)
Another thirty artists from the Renaissance to the present day are explored in this second volume of the bestselling Art Book for Children. Each spread is illustrated by one or more works by the artist and accompanied by a fun and involving text that introduces the reader to the artist and invites children to look more closely at each of the variety of paintings, sculptures and photographs included here.

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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; Yellow Book (US edition) edition (1 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714847062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714847061
  • Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 25.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,744,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'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

'A fine sourcebook; recommended for all collections.'
Library Journal

'The book will stimulate discussion and a higher level of appreciation of art'
School Library Journal

About the Author

Amanda Renshaw, formerly a specialist in Impressionist and Modern Art at Christies, is currently Editorial Director at Phaidon Press.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book. 1 Aug 2009
By Dizzy
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I love these Phaidon Art books for children ..My daughter has learnt a lot and we have enjoyed them together.. A great introduction to art for young children - anywhere between 4 and 12 I would say - obviously the younger ones wouldn't be reading much of it yet !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning introduction to fine art for kids (and anyone) - puts the focus on the details. 8 Dec 2008
By Joshua G. Feldman - Published on Amazon.com
This isn't a book for little kids (although little kids might enjoy looking at it). It's a big colorful book with lots of eclectic art masterpieces - from the Renaissance to the conceptual modern sculpture - with thoughtful analysis and wealth of break out images highlighting particular details and concepts. The analysis text is pitched at smart late elementary aged kids (2nd-3rd grade through 7th, I'd say). I found I was getting a lot out of it too. I love the variety and pacing of the artistic selections. The radical changes page to page with keep kids' attention. The breadth helps introduce kids to the broad spectrum of art. The focus on detail, analysis, and comprehension helps convey to kids the language and forms of art appreciation. Any kid will find this at least diverting. For certain kids - the ones who have a special affinity for art - this book will be a revelation and might change their lives. Highly recommended.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant basic book 21 Mar 2009
By L. Zappia - Published on Amazon.com
I use this book for my art lessons in class and the children love it. I have been introducing famous artists and movements from realism to Impressionism and more and the children love looking through this book and may more to find out information and to have a closer look at certain paintings. I would only buy this book for children if they have a real interest in learning about Art. As a teacher resource it is brilliant.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for opening young minds. 3 Dec 2007
By Stephen Quinn - Published on Amazon.com
My daughter wasn't interested in the first Art Book for Children until she turned 6, but then she REALLY loved it. She likes to sit with me and ask questions about the paintings in the book. I was very excited to see that the second one was coming out. I love the color of the cover and my daughter likes this one just as much as the first!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jump start your creative juices 9 May 2008
By M. Pharr - Published on Amazon.com
I checked this out from the library and kept it so long, I decided I needed to have my own copy. I am purchasing it, not only for myself and children to look at and discover the art, but as a resource for art projects at the camp I work for. It gets your wheels turning about all the different media and types of art.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a phenomenal book 20 Jan 2008
By Steve J. Zembsch - Published on Amazon.com
great, insightful work; my kids love it and adults will get a lot out of it too.
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