The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia
The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia
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Annotation: Full of stunning images and amazing facts, the essential guide to painting, sculpture, photography, music, and dance.
Genre: Visual arts
Catalog Number: #6074810
Format: Paperback
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Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 304 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-465-46178-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-465-46178-0
Dewey: 700.3
LCCN: 2017302566
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
Publishers Weekly
This addition to the Visual Encyclopedia series covers a broad range of traditions in painting, sculpture, photography, music, and dance, from early civilizations to the present. Photographs and reproduced artwork provide vivid examples of artistic genres and styles, as well as prominent creators. The section on painting, by far the most expansive of the five, introduces significant movements-including baroque, romanticism, impressionism, and cubism-and profiles influential painters. If flipping from a portrait of Stravinsky to a spread featuring Bob Dylan, Beyoncé, and Jay Z catches readers off guard, it speaks to the breadth of material covered. The final chapter on dance looks at ancient, folk, and national dances, as well as contemporary crazes and styles, including krumping and body popping. It-s a substantial addition to a home library. Ages 8-12. (Aug.)

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Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: 3-6
Lexile: IG1120L

Open your eyes to the wonderful world of art inside this beautiful book. 

The entire history of the greatest works in painting, sculpture, and photography are included on this comprehensive and colourful tour through time.

From the first strokes of paint on prehistoric caves to contemporary street art in the 21st century, every artistic style and movement is explored and explained in stunning detail. Special features celebrate the lives of groundbreaking painters, sculptors, and photographers, from Dutch master Johannes Vermeer to photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron. Many best-loved pieces of art are showcased in iconic images. Marvel at Leonardo da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, the most famous painted lady. March alongside China’s statues of the Terracotta Army, and gaze in awe at Barbara Hepworth's stunning Pelagos sculpture.

Packed with pictures and full of facts, Art A Visual Encyclopedia is guaranteed to become a family favourite, encouraging a love of art through the generations. 

Series Overview:
DK's Visual Encyclopedias are the first substantial series of encyclopedias aimed at young children, designed to excite and entertain, while offering a comprehensive overview of core subjects. From science and the human body to animals, the ocean, space, and more, each book combines fun facts, amazing pictures, and crystal-clear explanations to take kids into the wonders of our world.

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