A colorful, accessible and engaging introduction to art history that children will remember for years to come.
It’s never too early to introduce children to art. Featuring thirteen painters from a variety of historical periods and styles, this book demonstrates just how interesting and exciting art can be. From the fantastic images of Hieronymus Bosch to the romantic idealism of Titian, the gorgeous colors of Cézanne to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s African- and street art-inspired figures—each painter is presented in chronologically arranged double-page spreads that feature beautiful reproductions, interesting facts, biographical information, and comparisons to other painters. Fun to read and informative, this latest addition to the “Children Should Know” series offers young readers inspiration and encouragement to develop a further interest in all kinds of art.
“This informative book has a place in school and public libraries, in the art instructor’s collection, and at home. It will surely foster an interest in painting in many young readers.” — Arts & Activities
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, 24x28, 60 color illustrations
$ 14.95* | £ 10.99* (* recommended retail price)
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US May 31, 2012
UK April 30, 2012