What better way to learn about art than to create your own masterpiece alongside another, find hidden details that add to an understanding of the artwork, read fascinating stories about how the piece came to be created, or take an entertaining quiz that leads to a deeper appreciation of the technique and theme. Modeled after Prestel’s successful A Year in Art series, this beautifully produced activity book introduces children to many of the world’s greatest artworks—ranging from African masks to European paintings and modern art. Hands-on projects are sure to spark children’s imaginations while imparting important knowledge that will serve them well as they grow older. The book is perfect for all kinds of drawing and the exquisite reproductions will impress kids of all ages. Whether used at home or in a classroom, this engaging and enriching book will delight children, their parents, and teachers with its endless opportunities to create and learn about art.
Christiane Weidemann is an art historian and author of art books for children and adults. Her books include Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, and 50 Women Artists You Should Know (all by Prestel).
Doris Kutschbach, art historian, editor, and mother of two children, is the author of numerous art books for children and adults alike. Her previous books with Prestel include "The Blue Rider: The Yellow Cow Sees the World in Blue", "Tha Art Treasure Hunt", and "Living Monet: The Artist's Gardens".
Hardcover, 376 pages, 22,3x22,3, 365 color illustrations
$ 24.95 | £ 19.99
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US October 11, 2009
UK August 11, 2009