Why is art full of naked people? & other vital questions about art by Susie Hodge, Claire Goble
  

Why is art full of naked people? & other vital questions about art

Written by Susie Hodge, Claire Goble
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Synopsis

Why is art full of naked people? & other vital questions about art by Susie Hodge, Claire Goble

Artists ask questions when they make art - and viewers ask questions when they look at art. This gently provocative book provides an engaging way for young people to start asking and answering questions for themselves. 'Why is art full of naked people?' is structured around 22 questions, each one tackled over two spreads. The opening spread explores the question and answer, inviting the reader to study a full-bleed image of an important artwork. The second spread shows a selection of work on the theme from across history, showing how art can run with an idea to hugely different ends. The tone of the text is fresh and informal but not flippant.

Reviews

The title alone is enough to hook browsers. Hodge uses high-level questions about famous and lesser-known works of art to provoke critical thinking about a variety of artists and their creations. Comedic cartoon guides help point out some of the concepts mentioned in the text, while the questions allow students to make the reading experience their own. [A] colorful romp through the art world. With a playful, casual tone, this informative introduction to art history will encourage plenty of readers to approach museum visits with more confidence...Hodges tackles a broad range of topics. Each chapter includes a few reproduction of pieces, all paired with brief, lighthearted paragraphs offering descriptions and helpful content. The scope and diversity of her selections is pleasantly vast: she includes everything from ancient cave murals to contemporary installations and everything in-between. Lively in design, with reproduced artworks, doodles and variegated text... A chatty discussion of art and its meanings, both commercial and cultural.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

Susie Hodge, Claire Goble
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Publisher

Thames & Hudson Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2016

ISBN

9780500650806


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