Art Up Close: From Ancient to Modern (Hardcover)

Art Up Close: From Ancient to Modern By Claire d'Harcourt Cover Image

Art Up Close: From Ancient to Modern (Hardcover)


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This sequel to the best-selling Masterpieces Up Close is another fun, interactive book that introduces works of art from museums around the world across different eras and styles, including an ancient Egyptian papyrus, a Byzantine mosaic, Renaissance frescoes, a medieval European tapestry, Arabic and Aztec manuscripts, Japanese woodblock prints, and impressionist, surrealist, and cubist paintings. Full-color reproductions of twenty-three famous works of art provide a colorful hunting ground for over two hundred close-up details. Lift-the-flap keys at the end of the book provide intriguing facts about the works and the artists who created them. Young readers will learn how artistic expression has developed through the centuries and discover how looking at familiar images up close reveals new insights into the world of art.
Claire d'Harcourt is a children's book editor and the author of Masterpieces Up Close and Louvre Up Close. She lives in France.
Product Details ISBN: 9781616894214
ISBN-10: 1616894210
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 64
Language: English
"Following the same format as Masterpieces Up Close (2016), d'Harcourt this time offers little ones an engaging seek-and-find activity while simultaneously providing a chronological survey of key moments in art history. Though don't be surprised if kids skip over the closing text; they will certainly be poring over the paintings and getting a sneaky lesson in art history while they're at it." - Booklist

"Excellent for art lovers and for potential art lovers; both will be hooked by the search." - Kirkus Reviews

"Help your students discover the beauty and hidden mysteries of art from all over the world in this art history lesson presented as a treasure hunt."
- Learning Magazine

"This book is gorgeously done, the images are crisp and large and span a vast number of years and cultures. A great introduction to art through a vehicle that children will find irresistible."
- Waking Brain Cells

"Art Up Close is a book that truly takes some great masterpieces commonly known to art enthusiasts and presents an opportunity to truly absorb all the details and gather a greater appreciation for all that is within. To understand the painting, why it was created and the time within its design provides such an education and creative foundation for students."
- The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

"A fresh look at art history with an "I Spy"-like twist. The engagement of multiple senses in the learning process encourages a unique experience with art. VERDICT An eye-catching book to support the introduction of art history and analyzing images." - School Library Journal

"Art Up Close contains great variety, excellent selection, and attractive presentation: a wonderful way to teach art history." - New York Journal of Books