A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings

David Hockney (Author) Martin Gayford (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.99  $22.99
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
October 02, 2018
Pages
128
Dimensions
8.7 X 0.7 X 11.1 inches | 2.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419732119
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About the Author

David Hockney is one of the world's most popular artists. He lives in Los Angeles. MartinGayford's many books include Rendez-vous with Art with Philippe de Montebello. He lives in Cambridge, England. Rose Blake is an illustrator and the daughter of famous artist Peter Blake. She lives in London.

Reviews

**STARRED REVIEW**
"A brilliant, knockout collaboration--one that will continue to excite, provoke, and engage kids and their grown-ups."--Kirkus Reviews
"The authors' knowledge and insight, shared in clear, straightforward language, helps readers understand how various artistic techniques and tools have been similar through the ages."--School Library Journal
"Famed contemporary painter Hockney, along with art critic Gayford, offer an inviting, pleasant stroll through art history in this colorful, winsomely illustrated volume . . . Blake's genial, bright cartoonish art, scattered throughout the page, adds to the welcoming atmosphere . . . the tools Hockney and Gayford use to talk about everything from prehistoric handprints to iPhone photography will spark kids thinking about what constitutes art."--Booklist
"Contemporary British artist David Hockney and art critic Martin Gayford join forces to look at art using a fresh spin . . . This is an appealing new way of looking at artwork."--School Library Connection
"A History of Pictures for Children offers a captivating survey of art that ranges from cave painting to Neolithic times to the modern self. Blake's engaging design forms the background--great works of art constitute the foreground--for an accessible yet highbrow conversation between artist David Hockney and art critics Martin Gayford."--The Wall Street Journal
**STARRED REVIEW**
"A lively, curious, and deeply informative book about art"--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books