How To Talk to Children About Modern Art (Paperback)
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How To Talk to Children About Modern Art (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 14/06/2012
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This is a children's art book for grown-ups. In everyday language it shows how to explain to children what to look for and how to enjoy works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
How to Talk to Children about Modern Art examines 30 fascinating works by modern and contemporary artists, from Gustav Klimt's Kiss of 1907 to Tim Noble and Sue Webster's British Wildlife of 2000, in galleries around the world. The book gives examples of the kinds of observations and questions a child might ask about the works, and provides straightforward answers. 'The sculptor forgot to give her ears!' 'That can't have taken long to make!' 'Why wrap up a building?' 'Why make a painting look like an old wall?' The book demystifies art appreciation and reveals that the simplest questions can be among the most pertinent. There is plenty that will stimulate children's interest in art and enlighten grown-ups too.

Publisher: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 9780711232891
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An inspiring starting point to a wonderful activity to share.'


Useful little book


Bringing a fresh eye to the sometimes opaque world of modern art.


I've learned a lot from this author's unpretentious art guides, which include How to Look at a Painting. Now she suggests ways of explaining to children what to look for in 30 works by modern and contemporary artists.

Bringing a fresh eye to the sometimes opaque world of modern art.

A very useful and enlightening book.

This book answers all the awkward questions that might be thrown at you... You'll take the kids to Tate with a new confidence.

Useful little book

'An inspiring starting point to a wonderful activity to share.'

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