Read Children's Book Of Art (DK) by DeborahLock DK Publishing Online


An introduction to the world's most amazing artworksFrom Andy Warhol to Jackson Pollock and Michelangelo, introduce your child to the complete picture of art through the ages and across the world. Featuring the finest works by the greatest artists, it's like having the world's best gallery in your own home.From Van Gogh's self portraits to Miro's Carnival of the HarlequinAn introduction to the world's most amazing artworksFrom Andy Warhol to Jackson Pollock and Michelangelo, introduce your child to the complete picture of art through the ages and across the world. Featuring the finest works by the greatest artists, it's like having the world's best gallery in your own home.From Van Gogh's self portraits to Miro's Carnival of the Harlequin help your child look beyond the paint and canvas to find out how the art was created and why it was made. Plus, children will be inspired to create their own art with fun projects to try themselves.It's an incredible look at the fascinating world of art for the whole family....

Title : Children's Book Of Art (DK)
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ISBN : 9781405336598
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 139 Pages
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Children's Book Of Art (DK) Reviews

  • Craigneggs
    2018-12-10 01:13

    Lots of artists are represented in this book for kids (and adults looking into what the art world entails)

  • Alfi
    2018-12-09 22:30

    I had to read this for my art history exam, my lecture recommend this book. And this book is interesting for beginner art student like me.

  • Jennifer Talkington
    2018-11-14 02:04

    I read this to my K-2nd grade art camp. It was helpful in introducing new art concepts and artist to my students. They continually went back to it as a resource during our two week camp.

  • Marie
    2018-11-29 00:18

    Children's Book of Art presents an introduction to art featuring artists, art pieces and techniques. Young and old readers alike are taken on a tour of art world starting with some early cave paintings, followed by the old masters, and finally on to more modern pieces. I loved this book. The format is similar in format and style to Children's Book of Music (my review) except with art instead of music. Both books are equally entertaining. This book is divided into 3 sections: Early Art, Modern Art and Sculpture. It has large photographs and easy-to-read descriptive text. I loved that the featured paintings were explained and labelled. There are lots of little sidebars directing the reader to try something they've just read about. For example, Vincent van Gogh painted himself more than 30 times. That page tells the reader to "try a portrait of your own". There are so many wonderful things in this book that at times I had a hard time getting through it. I kept getting inspired by the pieces or techniques. I wanted to try everything! There are four types of pages in the book that take the readers through the art world. These pages are: Artist or Sculptor profile, How did they do that?, Gallery, Art Style. Each artist or sculptor profile featured a timeline of their life as well as a list of artistic influences. Some of the artists were well known to me, like da Vinci, Matisse and Picasso. I liked reading the information and seeing their work. There were other artists that were lesser known, but equally interesting. These included Austrian-born abstract artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (page 100-101) (Nope I didn't make that name up) and Damien Hirst (page 132-133). The pages (108-109) featuring China's terracotta warriors were amazing. The pages titled "How did they do that?" were my favourites. They contained lots of information about techniques and materials used by the artists. For instance, six hundred years ago, artists had to mix up their own colours. It was interesting to see how they did it and where the colours came from (page 28-29). The most expensive colour? Ultramarine. Other pages included instructions on how to use oil paints and water colours as well as how to sculpt marble and much, much more. The instructions were rudimentary of course, but they still gave me an idea of what's involved in the art. I also loved the pages on making mosaics and land art (page 128-129), which was awe-inspiring. The gallery pages showed works of art with common themes. I found these very interesting and loved the subject matters presented. It was like visiting an art exhibit at a gallery. Many different styles were featured on the Art Style pages. Some of these include: Dreamtime art (Australian), Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism, Surrealism, Street Art, Modern Art and different kinds of sculpture: African, abstract. I loved the stories told on these pages and loved learning about the artists who produced pieces during these periods or in this style. The table of contents was pretty good as it listed the sections of the book as well as subjects in each of the sections. The glossary was nicely laid out with clear, concise definitions for terms used in art. Unfortunately, the book does not have an all-encompassing index. It did, however, have a listing of the artists featured in the book. Highly recommended. For more information about this book, please visit DK's website.I'd like to thank Chris at DK Canada for this review copy. Children's Book of Art by DK Publishing, Dorling Kindersley (DK), ©2009. ISBN 9780756655112(Hardcover), 141p.This review is also available on my blog, Daisy's Book Journal.

  • 和泉美優
    2018-12-10 04:26

    This book embarks readers on a journey throughout the history of art, spanning from the Stone Age, to our modern period. Teaching children about the different art movements, and some of the techniques, this book is surely one that you must read if you're interested in art! I started reading this book, because the text was easy and I didn't have much time, so I thought that there wouldn't be much that I would learn and it would just be a review. But I was wrong. It actually did give me some information about the techniques used by artist. The only problem was that there wasn't much information about watercolour, which I'm fond of. I finished this book because I wasn't familiar with the Modern Art movement, so I wanted to read about (I wasn't too interested-I'm a traditionalist). This book is divided into three sections: Early Art, Modern Art and Sculpture. I would recommend this book to Helen because it is a good book on art, and I think that she'd like to learn about the different techniques in this book. The text easy so she'll no doubt finish it quickly. It has some information on Picasso, whom Helen is interested in.

  • Laura
    2018-11-15 23:11

    I quite enjoyed reading this book because I did not get a formal art education in school and it introduced me to many artists new to me and the history behind some art forms. I know this new knowledge will help me explain works and artists to my daughter as we explore art together. I recommend this book to any interest in beginning to learn a bit more about art.

  • Christine
    2018-12-06 04:32

    I thought it was a good book and I liked the why don't you try ideas. It takes you through art history and tells you about the most popular paintings. I also like the how to do it step by step instructions to do different types of art. I think that it was very interesting children's art book.

  • Kaethe
    2018-11-18 04:21

    Lovely survey of art for kids, including traditional forms from around the world, as well as the canon of Western tradition. Also lots of great info on pigments and perspective and other aspects of the craft. It inspired the KitKatPandaBatWolf to draw a soup can and a monster.

  • Wsclai
    2018-11-24 20:02

    Though it is intended for children, I like it equally. It is a brief history of art and it introduces readers to different art moments, artists and media in a graphic way.

  • Lynnette
    2018-11-19 03:03

    Artists, techniques, different types of media, and big pictures make this a great book! There is some nudity and the authors used b.c.e and a.c.e dating.

  • Natalia
    2018-11-18 02:29

    A good introductory book to different movements and art media for children. I might use it with my students as supplemental reading.

  • Christine Turner
    2018-11-19 01:07

    Juv Nonfiction 709 Chi

  • Sam Bloom
    2018-11-24 21:07

    DK does it again! This book is honestly the next best thing to taking your kid to the Louevre, then the Met, then Musee D'orsay, then the Tate Modern, etc., etc.