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Mary Richards - Author

About the Author

Writer and illustrator Mary Richards is author of the Take Me series. She has also written The Modern Art Journal (Tate Publishing) and Splat: The Most Exciting Artists of All Time (Thames & Hudson). Mary was Publisher at the Hayward Gallery in London's Southbank Centre and Editor at Tate Publishing, commissioning and editing books for all the Tate galleries. She lives in London with four children, two cats and a large collection of Lego. With her partner, composer David Schweitzer, Mary is currently writing A History of Music For Children, illustrated by Rose Blake and forthcoming from Thames & Hudson in 2021. 

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Take Me To Museums The Young Explorer's Guide to Every Museum in the World

Take Me To Museums The Young Explorer's Guide to Every Museum in the World

Author: Mary Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2021

A History of Music for Children

A History of Music for Children

Author: Mary Richards, David Schweitzer Illustrator: Rose Blake Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2021

Following on from the success of the award-winning A History of Pictures for Children comes this introduction to the history of music that takes children on a musical journey around the world. Readers will meet along the way a diverse cast of composers, musicians and performers who all make music in different ways in a variety of different genres, from Bach to Billie Eilish, Mozart to Miriam Makeba. Why do we make music? Which instruments make up a classical orchestra? How does music affect our brains and emotions? These are just some of the fascinating questions addressed in this book, which looks at music's transnational and boundary-breaking qualities. All over the world and throughout time, music has been recorded and passed down through different oral traditions and forms of notation. It has always been a powerful catalyst for influencing change and connecting people. And what might the future of music hold? Exploring the technology we use to listen to and create music, the authors imagine new possibilities such as computer-generated compositions and robot musicians. Includes an online playlist organized by chapter that children can listen to as they read.

Take Me To School A School Journal for Young Explorers

Take Me To School A School Journal for Young Explorers

Author: Mary Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Take Me On Holiday The Young Explorer's Guide to Every Holiday in the World

Take Me On Holiday The Young Explorer's Guide to Every Holiday in the World

Author: Mary Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic

Author: Mary Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2018

Marina Abramovic is the creator of pioneering performance art which transcends the form's provocative origins. Her visceral and extreme performances have tested the limits of both body and mind, communicating with audiences worldwide on a personal and political level. Updated and revised throughout, the book combines: a biography, setting out the contexts of Abramovic's work an examination of the artist through her writings, interviews and influences a detailed analysis of her work, including studies of the Rhythm series, Nightsea Crossing and 512 Hours practical explorations of the performances and their origins. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners offer unbeatable value for today's student.

Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic

Author: Mary Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2018

Marina Abramovic is the creator of pioneering performance art which transcends the form's provocative origins. Her visceral and extreme performances have tested the limits of both body and mind, communicating with audiences worldwide on a personal and political level. Updated and revised throughout, the book combines: a biography, setting out the contexts of Abramovic's work an examination of the artist through her writings, interviews and influences a detailed analysis of her work, including studies of the Rhythm series, Nightsea Crossing and 512 Hours practical explorations of the performances and their origins. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners offer unbeatable value for today's student.

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