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A History of Pictures for Children By David  Hockney

A History of Pictures for Children by David Hockney

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David Hockney and Martin Gayford take children on a journey through art history, from early art drawn on cave walls to the images we make today on our computers and phone cameras.

A History of Pictures for Children Summary

A History of Pictures for Children by David Hockney

Winner of the prestigious BolognaRagazzi New Horizons Award 2019

A History of Pictures for Children takes readers on a journey through art history, from early art drawn on cave walls to the images we make today on our computers and phone cameras. Based on the bestselling book for adults, this children's edition of A History of Pictures is told through conversations between the artist David Hockney and the author Martin Gayford, who talk about art with inspiring simplicity and clarity. Rose Blake's illustrations illuminate the narratives of both authors to bring the history of art alive for a young audience.

A History of Pictures for Children Reviews

'Rose's illustrations illuminate the narratives of both authors' - Digital Arts
'A mesmerising journey through an eclectic mix of artworks' - Picture Books Blogger
'A wonderfully accessible way to help kids frame and contextualise grand works of art' - Two in a Tepee
'A stunning children's non-fiction book that makes conversations about art history accessible to young people' - Books for Topics
'An incredibly inspiring journey through the evolution of art ... illuminating in every way. The most wonderful celebration of contemporary picture making' - The Book Sniffer
'Rose Blake's illustrations bring the history of art to life' - National Geographic Kids
'Wonderful' - Angels & Urchins
'An engaging book' - The School Run
'A beautifully produced book that will make art accessible to children, and stimulate their interest' - Parents in Touch
'Fantastic and fascinating' - Minerva Reads
'Vibrant, colourful and hugely inspirational' - Read It Daddy
'This trove of a book is ... to be cherished' - Telegraph
'You'll read it and want to breath an `Om'' - Art Review
'A brilliant child-friendly new take on the bestselling book for adults' - Book Bairn
'A beautifully produced book that will bring the history of art alive' - Carousel Magazine
'Makes art history easy to digest and understand' - Jen Campbell, Christmas Gift Guide
'Engaging and very accessible art book for children (and adults)' - Mainstreet Books

About David Hockney

David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He has produced work in almost every medium - painting, drawing, stage design, photography and printmaking - and has stretched the boundaries of all of them. Born in Bradford, England, in 1937, Hockney attended art school in London before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s. There, he painted his famous swimming pool paintings. In a 2011 poll of more than 1,000 British artists, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time. He continues to create and exhibit art. Martin Gayford is art critic for The Spectator and the author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable and Michelangelo. He is the author of Man with a Blue Scarf, Rendez-vous with Art and A Bigger Message. He has collaborated with David Hockney on A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney and A History of Pictures, and has co-written a volume of travels and conversations with Philippe de Montebello: Rendez-vous with Art.

Table of Contents

Introduction * 1. Thinking About Pictures: Why Do We Make Pictures? * 2. Making Marks: What Makes an Interesting Mark? * 3. Light and Shadows: What is a shadow exactly? * 4. Watch This Space: How Do Artists Set the Scene? * 5. Mirrors and Reflections: How Do Artists Play with Light? * 6. Painting and Photography: What Tools Do Artists Use? * 7. Moving Pictures: Can Pictures Really Move? * 8. The Story Goes On: What's Next for Pictures? * Timeline of Inventions

Additional information

NGR9780500651414
9780500651414
0500651418
A History of Pictures for Children by David Hockney
New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2018-09-01
128
N/A
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