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
All Formats: Search
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

The most visual and comprehensive encyclopedia for children that charts the evolution of the world's greatest cultural achievements in painting, sculpture, photography, music, and dance, supporting the arts in STEAM education.

Kids can trace the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary art; discover the evolution of sculpture, from the Great Sphinx at Giza to modern day abstract forms; find out about photography, from the early "camera obscura" to digital imagery; read the story of music, from classical and jazz to rock and roll; and put on their dancing shoes for some ballroom, ballet, modern dance, and more. Stunning images bring each subject to life, and clear text and annotations provide comprehensive, age-appropriate coverage.

Full of amazing facts, clear explanations, and awe-inspiring photography, The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia is the essential introduction to the cultural world for children.

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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