Look Drawing the Line in Art by Gillian Wolfe
  

Synopsis

Look Drawing the Line in Art by Gillian Wolfe

Drawing a line is often the first thing a child learns about art. But how have famous artists over the years, used line to represent important issues, emotions or actions in their pictures? Award-winning art historian and children's book author, Gillian Wolfe explores paintings with bold lines, gentle lines, curvy lines, straight lines, doodle lines, action lines and many more in this fourth book in the acclaimed LOOK! series.

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4 stars - This book looks at 18 pictures and how each artist has used line in a completely different way to create heart-stopping delicate, strange of firece art for everyone to enjoy. www.bettybookmark.co.uk Good quality books on art directed at young people from about seven or eight and upwards are hard to come by. First impressions suggest that the titles in the 'Look!

... The series certainly deserves consideration for primary and secondary school libraries. School Librarian In my experience good quality books on art directed at young people from about seven or eight upwards are hard to come by. First impressions suggest that the titles in the Look! series are the exception. Good quality reproductions of a variety of artistic styles are accompanied by well laid out pages using clear type faces, small inserts of detail from the main picture with concise and informed commentaries, and for good measure a task for the reader as a follw-up to the main theme. The series certainly deserves consideration for primary and secondary school libraries. School Librarian An uncomplicated introduction to art. Irish Examiner

About the Author

Gillian Wolfe

GILLIAN WOLFE CBE is Director of Learning and Public Affairs at Dulwich Picture Gallery, one of the most renowned private collections in the UK. She also works as a freelance consultant, and has lectured all over the world. Her previous art books for children include My First Art Book, winner of the Parent Choice Silver Honour Award, USA; and Art Activity Book and Children's Art Book, both winners of the Gulbenkian Prize for Best Museum Publications of the Year.

Her titles with Frances Lincoln include Look! Zoom in on Art, which won the English Association's Award for the best children's non-fiction book, Look! Body Language in Art,
Look! Seeing the Light in Art and Look! Drawing the Line in Art.

In 1995, Gillian was awarded an MBE and in 2005 the CBE for services to Arts Education. She lives in South London.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 8

Author

Gillian Wolfe
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

17th July 2008

ISBN

9781845078249


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