Presenting a variety of impressionist art, this inviting book shows young readers how painters from Claude Monet to John Singer Sargent introduced impressionist styles of painting and so changed the course of art.
In this beautifully produced volume, young readers are given the opportunity to study masterpieces of Impressionist work in great detail. From Monet’s Impression, Sunrise, which is attributed to starting the movement, to Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, each painting is reproduced on its own page with descriptive texts, biographical details of the artist, and entertaining facts. Along the way readers will learn the historic context of these paintings as well as a variety of artistic terms. The book also offers playful suggestions for creating Impressionist art at home or school as well as ideas that will help young readers appreciate why the Impressionist style was at once revolutionary and timeless.
Florian Heine is a photographer, art historian, author and publisher. As an author he has written several books about art and photography. Florian Heine was responsible for the script of the TV-series “The first time – How new things came into art”, that is based upon one of his books, and he has even stood in front of the camera as an expert for the arts. As a photographer he works in the fields of art, advertising, and industry. He has written many books for Prestel, for both children and adults, including “13 Art Inventions Children Should Know” and “Photography: Groundbreaking Moments”.
Hardcover, 48 pages, 24,0 x 28,0 cm, 60 color illustrations
$ 14.95* | £ 10.99* (* recommended retail price)
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US May 01, 2015
UK April 01, 2015