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How Artists See the Elements: Earth Air Fire and Water By Colleen Carroll

How Artists See the Elements: Earth Air Fire and Water

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Examines how the four elements have been depicted in works of art from different time periods and places.
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How Artists See the Elements: Earth Air Fire and Water Summary


How Artists See the Elements: Earth Air Fire and Water by Colleen Carroll

Abbeville Kids expands its award-winning series of interactive, inquiry-based books designed to teach children about the world by looking at art, and about art by looking at the world. In How Artists See the Elements children can see how Red Grooms created clumps of earth out of dabs and lines of paint; how Arthur Dove captured the beauty and destructiveness of fire at the same time; how N. C. Wyeth made air "visible"; and how Katsushika Hokusai suggested the immense power of the oceans waves by using strong, curving lines. Each volume in the How Artists See series presents sixteen diverse works of art, all devoted to a subject that every child already knows from personal experience. Author Colleen Carroll's engaging, conversational text is filled with thought-provoking questions and imaginative activities that spark children's natural curiosity both about the subject of the artwork they are looking at and about the way it was created. This direct, interactive approach to art--and to the world--promotes self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-expression. As it introduces basic artistic concepts, styles, and techniques, it also provides loads of fun. For children who want to know more about the artists whose works appear in the book, biographies are provided at the end, along with suggestions for further reading and an international list of museums where each artists works can be seen. As they begin to understand the multitude of ways that artists see, children will deepen their appreciation of art, the world around them, and, most importantly, their own unique visions.

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How Artists See the Elements: Earth Air Fire and Water Reviews


Praise for the How Artists See series: "Carroll's series...eclipses the competition...How Artists See has the makings of a classic--a core experience for budding art enthusiasts to build on." -- Publishers Weekly "Wow! If you have been looking for a way to get children interested in art, call off the search, it just doesn't get any better than this." -- Children's Literature Choice List "...These are first-rate art appreciation guides for adults and young children together, or older readers alone." -- Children's Literature Review

About Colleen Carroll


Colleen Carroll is an educational consultant for MTV, USA Today, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, Black Entertainment Television, CNBC, Channel One, and The Edison Project. She previously taught sixth grade in California and now lives in New York.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents from: How Artists See The Elements Earth Air Fire Water Note to Parents and Teachers Artists' Biographies Suggestions for Further Reading Where to See the Artists' Work Credits

Additional information

GOR004922545
How Artists See the Elements: Earth Air Fire and Water by Colleen Carroll
Colleen Carroll
Used - Good
Hardback
Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
1999-03-18
48
0789204762
9780789204769
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.