How Artists See America East South Midwest West by Colleen Carroll


How Artists See America East South Midwest West by Colleen Carroll

Abbeville Kids expands its award-winning series of interactive, inquiry-based books designed to teach children about the world by looking at art, and about art by looking at the world. In How Artists See America, sixteen works of art show the many different ways a selection of great artists-from Winslow Homer and Childe Hassam to Georgia O'Keeffe and Romare Bearden-have perceived the breathtaking variety of landscapes and the diversity of people living in four major regions of the United States. Each volume in the How Artists See series presents sixteen diverse works of art, all devoted to a subject that every child already knows from personal experience. Author Colleen Carroll's engaging, conversational text is filled with thought-provoking questions and imaginative activities that spark children's natural curiosity both about the subject of the artwork they are looking at and about the way it was created. This direct, interactive approach to art-and to the world-promotes self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-expression. As it introduces basic artistic concepts, styles, and techniques, it also provides loads of fun. For children who want to know more about the artists whose works appear in the book, biographies are provided at the end, along with suggestions for further reading and an international list of museums where each artists works can be seen. As they begin to understand the multitude of ways that artists see, children will deepen their appreciation of art, the world around them, and, most importantly, their own unique visions.


Praise for the How Artists See series: Carroll's series...eclipses the competition...How Artists See has the makings of a classic--a core experience for budding art enthusiasts to build on. -- Publishers Weekly Wow! If you have been looking for a way to get children interested in art, call off the search, it just doesn't get any better than this. -- Children's Literature Choice List ...These are first-rate art appreciation guides for adults and young children together, or older readers alone. -- Children's Literature Review With wonderful symmetry and utter simplicity, each volume presents sixteen works of art [that] capture the feeling of seeing works of art in a museum. The text reads as the dialogue a child and adult might have as they stroll through a museum gallery. These books hold treasures for the eyes, heart, and mind. - Hungry Minds

About the Author

Colleen Carroll is an educational consultant for MTV, USA Today, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, Black Entertainment Television, CNBC, Channel One, and The Edison Project. She previously taught sixth grade in California and now lives in New York.

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48 pages


Colleen Carroll
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Publication date

6th June 2002



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