Exploring World Art

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Getty Publications, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 116 pages
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This colorful introduction to world art brings together seemingly unrelated objects--such as an Aztec calendar stone and a Flemish still life--to help children make connections between the world 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. 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 a Polynesian artifact 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.
 

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Let me start by saying that I am not an artist. I dabble. I paint. I photograph. I crochet. I knit. I have even tried my hand at quilting – much harder than you think. In other words, I like to get my ... Read full review

Contents

Our Place in the World
17
Our Place in the World 77 What Do the Stars Foretell?
20
Times Hidden Machinery
24
Stopping Time Dead 26 The First Moving Pictures
28
Painting the Dreamtime
30
A Heavenly Messenger 43 A Call to Prayer
44
Mirrors and Medicine Packs
51
Preparing for Battle 55 Everyday Details
57
Changing with the Seasons 60 Party Time in Paris
63
Joining the Community
70
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Andrea Belloli is an author and editor, and the creator of Make Your Own Museum, an activity kit for children.

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