Looking at Pictures Revised Edition: An Introduction to Art for Young People

by Joy Richardson

Harry N. Abrams | October 1, 2009 | Hardcover

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Featuring more than 150 stunning illustrations in full color, combined with clear, entertaining prose, Looking at Pictures introduces readers to the basic concepts and vocabulary of painting. This revised edition has a fresh, contemporary design; all art has been re-scanned and separated; the specs and captions have been updated based on new information; and five new images resulting from technical and curatorial advances are included. Drawing on the incomparable collection of The National Gallery, London, the book features Leonardo, Rembrandt, Matisse, Seurat, Picasso, and many more. Watercolors by Charlotte Voake add humor and charm. The book includes an index of artists and subjects.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 80 Pages, 9.84 × 9.84 × 0.39 in

Published: October 1, 2009

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810982889

ISBN - 13: 9780810982888

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Looking at Pictures Revised Edition: An Introduction to Art for Young People

Looking at Pictures Revised Edition: An Introduction to Art for Young People

by Joy Richardson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 80 Pages, 9.84 × 9.84 × 0.39 in

Published: October 1, 2009

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810982889

ISBN - 13: 9780810982888

About the Book

Combining clear, entertaining prose, imaginative layouts, and stunning color reproductions of some of the world's greatest paintings--culled from the collection of the National Gallery, London--"Looking at Pictures" teaches children to enjoy and respond to art on their own. Includes works by Van Eyck, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Matisse, Picasso, and many others. 150 color illus.

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Featuring more than 150 stunning illustrations in full color, combined with clear, entertaining prose, Looking at Pictures introduces readers to the basic concepts and vocabulary of painting. This revised edition has a fresh, contemporary design; all art has been re-scanned and separated; the specs and captions have been updated based on new information; and five new images resulting from technical and curatorial advances are included. Drawing on the incomparable collection of The National Gallery, London, the book features Leonardo, Rembrandt, Matisse, Seurat, Picasso, and many more. Watercolors by Charlotte Voake add humor and charm. The book includes an index of artists and subjects.

About the Author

Joy Richardson is the author of several art-appreciation books for children and guides to the British Museum and the Museum of Mankind, both in London. The National Gallery, London, houses one of the greatest collections of Western European paintings in the world.

Appropriate for ages: 10

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