Vincent's Starry Night and other stories - A Children's History of Art
This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library. A great resource to return to, time and time again. This wonderful hardback book takes the reader on a journey through the story of art. It stretches back and begins with early cave paintings and ancient sculptures and finishes with the 20th century greats.
Discover artists and their creations around the world. There are 70 exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work. This book is a compact and informative way to gain an understanding on how art has evolved across time.
Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and beautifully illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art.
The format keeps things fresh (writing from the artist's perspective) for what in less creative hands could feel like a weighty tome (this is a big book and real value). It's a great overview of many types of art and how the the times the artists lived in influenced their pieces. The map and guide at the end are a nice touch, allowing you to plan to visit pieces in person, or confirm what you have been lucky enough to already see.
Recommended for children 7 - 11 years (children at the younger end may need assistance, but this is a fabulous book to enjoy together). However we feel tweens and young teens will still benefit and engage with this work.
Hardcover: 336 pages
Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 3.3 x 27.4 cm