The Art Book for Children – Volume 1
A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book for Children brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon’s bestselling Art Book to younger readers. A guide to 30 great artists and their most famous works, designed for both parent and child to enjoy together. The book encourages children to look closely and use their imagination to understand why artists choose to create the work they do and in the way that they do it.
From Leonardo’s iconic Mona Lisa to Andy Warhol’s equally iconic Marilyn, and from Jeff Koons’ exuberant, flower-encrusted Puppy to Grant Wood’s severe American Gothic, 30 artists have been selected from the original Art Book for their significance in art history as well as their appeal to children.
The giants of art history such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Rembrandt, Turner and Velazquez are all here, but the Art Book for Children also offers its readers an introduction to challenging, recent artists including Cindy Sherman and Donald Judd. The Art Book for Children makes this broad, exciting selection of 30 key artists across the history of art clear and accessible to children from age seven and upward, but will be of interest to readers of all ages.
- The first in a groundbreaking series of books that have been designed to encourage children to look at and enjoy art
- Published internationally to great success and popular acclaim
- From Leonardo’s Mona Lisa to Warhol’s Marilyn, each artist from the 30 included is illustrated with a single work, accompanied by a short, readable text that directs the child to look closely at the artwork and invites a personal response
- 29cm x 25cm
- 80 pages
- 100 colour illustrations, 18 black and white photographs
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Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.