The children's interactive story of art

Susie Hodge, 1960-

Book - 2015

A fascinating introduction to the world's most famous art and artists. This comprehensive guide provides a first look at art for young readers, and focuses on the collection of paintings housed in The National Gallery, London. The book sets itself apart from the competition as it also includes a free app that allows you to create your own virtual gallery at home.

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Published
London : Carlton Kids 2015.
Language
English
Item Description
Published in association with National Gallery Company Limited.
Physical Description
96 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781783121304
1783121300
Main Author
Susie Hodge, 1960- (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

This attractively designed volume, published in the UK in association with the National Gallery in London, offers an informative introduction to various artists, art movements, and iconic artworks. Related in browser-friendly layouts, clear text, and nicely reproduced artwork, the content ranges from prehistoric cave paintings to postmodernism and contemporary art and predominantly focuses on paintings, with only periodic mentions of other forms, such as sculpture. Specific movements and regions are also highlighted, while occasional "Featured Artist" spreads discuss an individual artist's specific style and characteristics, accompanied by representative artworks and some biographical information. Sidebars include activities, such as creating a Degas-inspired chalk-pastel picture, and "Did You Know?" features, which encourage active engagement from readers. While women artists and artists of color are included only scantily, and the touted interactive element—an app (unavailable at time of review) enabling readers to create their own "gallery" and explore additional works more fully—may not be accessible to all readers, many will still find this an appealing, visually rich, and sometimes thought-provoking introduction to famous artworks. Glossary and index appended. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Showcasing the world-famous collection of paintings housed in London's National Gallery, this engaging introductory guide provides a first look at art, as well as an unprecedented interactive experience through a free app that allows kids to create their own virtual gallery at home.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Presents an introduction to the world's most art and artists. This book provides a first look at art for young readers, and focuses on the collection of paintings housed in The National Gallery, London.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Showcasing world-famous paintings from London's National Gallery, this engaging interactive guide provides a first look at art--plus a free app that allows kids to create their own virtual gallery. Focusing primarily on the Western European tradition, each spread is filled with glorious images and informative, bite-sized chunks of information. "Did you know?" and "Art Lesson" boxes (including projects) appear throughout.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Showcasing world-famous paintings from London&;s National Gallery, this engaging interactive guide provides a first look at art&;plus a free app that allows kids to create their own virtual gallery. Focusing primarily on the Western European tradition, each spread is filled with glorious images and informative, bite-sized chunks of information. &;Did you know?&; and &;Art Lesson&; boxes (including projects) appear throughout.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Showcasing the world-famous collection of paintings housed in London&;s National Gallery, this engaging introductory guide provides a first look at art, as well as an unprecedented interactive experience through a free app that allows kids to create their own virtual gallery at home. Although it touches upon a wide range of works, the heart of the book focuses on the movements and artists of the Western European tradition between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries. Each spread is filled with glorious images of famous paintings and informative, bite-sized chunks of text that enhance understanding of each painting&;s historical and cultural impact. &;Did you know?&; and &;Art Lesson&; feature boxes appear throughout to offer an extra level of information that includes art theory, fun facts, and projects.