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A history of pictures for children : from cave paintings to computer drawings

Author: David Hockney; Martin Gayford; Rose Blake
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A History of Pictures takes young readers on an adventure through art history. From cave paintings to video games, this book shows how and why pictures have been made, linking art to the human experience. Hockney and Gayford explain each piece of art in the book, helping young minds to grasp difficult concepts. The book tracks the many twists and turns toward artistic invention, allowing readers to fully appreciate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Junior
History
Juvenile works
Illustrated works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hockney; Martin Gayford; Rose Blake
ISBN: 9781419732119 1419732110
OCLC Number: 1019842145
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations; 29 cm
Contents: Thinking about pictures --
Making marks --
Light and shadows --
Watch this space --
Mirrors and reflections --
Painting and photography --
Moving pictures --
The story goes on --
Timeline of inventions.
Responsibility: David Hockney and Martin Gayford ; illustrated by Rose Blake.

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A History of Pictures takes young readers on an adventure through art history. From cave paintings to video games, this book shows how and why pictures have been made, linking art to the human experience. Hockney and Gayford explain each piece of art in the book, helping young minds to grasp difficult concepts. The book tracks the many twists and turns toward artistic invention, allowing readers to fully appreciate how and why art has changed and includes an illustrated timeline of inventions. All new illustrations by Rose Blake add a personal perspective on a wide variety of images. A History of Pictures will inspire creative minds and help them to understand the legacy of the pictures we see today. The book also includes a bibliography and index.

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