This colorful introduction to world art brings together seemingly unrelated objectssuch as an Aztec calendar stone and a Netherlandish still lifeto help children make connections between the work of art and their own lives. The art is divided into chapters on Time and Space, Other Worlds, Daily Life, History and Myth, and the World of Nature.
Here ancient Egyptian mummies accompany a native Alaskan mask to illustrate how various cultures have expressed belief in spirits and the afterlife, while an early American quilt and an artifact from a Polynesian chief both serve as artistic representations of daily life. An ideal resource for educators and parents, Exploring World Art will help children think about art and its various roles in society. For ages ten and up.
Andrea Belloli is an author and editor, and the creator of Make Your Own Museum, an activity kit for children.
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