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Re: children's art history book

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From: Litesal (litesal_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Oct 07 2000 - 14:27:16 PDT


Thank you so much, Kimberly. These will definitely get the parent and child
started on reading about art history!

Leah

> For a child that young I would start with Laurence Anholts' books about
> different artists.
>
> The DK Eyewitness Art books are good they break up the information into
> small chucks flip through and stop when struck by the art. Read the
> paragraph move on to something else. One warning these books may contain
> nudes.
>
> Meet the Authors and Illustrators by Deborah Kovacs and James Preller can
be
> used with the artists' books.
>
> The Getting to Know the Worlds Greatest Artists series by Mike Venezia can
> be shared as a read aloud (though not in one sitting probably) with a 1st
> grader.
>
> The What makes a ______ a ________ series from the Metropolitan Museum of
> Art is set up in "chapters" about different works, a good one on one
> sharing/read aloud.
>
> Portraits of Women Artists for Children series by Robyn Montana Turner is
> also available.
>
> I personally find the text in the Art for Children by Ernest Rabott series
> difficult to read, but it is also good.
>
> Another series also called Art For Children published by Chelsea House has
> detective adventure stories were the main character(s) (children)
> investigate different artists in each book. For example two kids find a
> painting stored in an attic. Is it a Van Gogh? The travel to view other
art
> work by the artist, compare those pieces to their piece. The do other
kinds
> of research. They are chapter books, and defiantly for the experienced
> listener or at least 4th grade level reader.
>
> Kimberly Herbert (kimberly@wcc.net)
> CAM Administrator
> San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Litesal [mailto:litesal@email.msn.com]
> Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2000 4:07 PM
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk
> Subject: children's art history book
>
> During open house, I had a parent inquire about an art history book he
could
> buy for his son, a first grader. This book would be used by the father to
> share with the son. Do any of you have recommendations I could share with
> him? I'd appreciate books that you all have used, so that I'm sure they
are
> appropriate.
>
> Thank you,
> Leah
>
>
>
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