Cave Paintings to Picasso: The Inside Scoop on 50 Art Masterpieces

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Chronicle Books, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 93 pages
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From prehistoric cave paintings to the Mona Lisa, from Nefertiti to Andy Warhol's Big Campbell's Soup Can 19, this book pairs full-color reproductions of 50 of the world's most celebrated masterpieces with brief, kid-accessible stories about how they were made, who made them and where they fit in the fascinating history of art. Featuring art from Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, organized chronologically, and including timelines and a glossary of art terms, this book is a wonderful overview of art and culture through the ages.

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User Review  - theCajunLibrarian - LibraryThing

I recommend adding this book to any collection because the pieces chosen to represent art though out the ages are relevant as well as interesting to learn about, and the background of each piece is ... Read full review

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User Review  - shannanjones79 - LibraryThing

This was written as a children's guide to art and its complex history. We get the history and information behind famous artwork that we have loved for centuries and some even just mere decades ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Henry M. Sayre is a professor of art history and the author of many art books, including A World of Art and The Object of Performance. He lives in Oregon.

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