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A History of Pictures for Children

Written by David Hockney

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Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020

From cave paintings to drawing with an iPad, this history of pictures talks about art with enthusiasm, simplicity and clarity. Presented as a conversation between two highly knowledgeable and passionate artist friends, this book offers a wonderful lesson on art.

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A History of Pictures for Children Synopsis

Winner of the prestigious BolognaRagazzi New Horizons Award 2019 A History of Pictures for Children takes readers on a journey through art history, from early art drawn on cave walls to the images we make today on our computers and phone cameras. Based on the bestselling book for adults, this children's edition of A History of Pictures is told through conversations between the artist David Hockney and the author Martin Gayford, who talk about art with inspiring simplicity and clarity. Rose Blake's illustrations illuminate the narratives of both authors to bring the history of art alive for a young audience.

A History of Pictures for Children Press Reviews

'Engaging and very accessible art book for children (and adults)' - Mainstreet Books

'Makes art history easy to digest and understand' - Jen Campbell, Christmas Gift Guide

'A beautifully produced book that will bring the history of art alive' - Carousel Magazine

'A brilliant child-friendly new take on the bestselling book for adults' - Book Bairn

'You'll read it and want to breath an `Om'' - Art Review

'This trove of a book is ... to be cherished' - Telegraph

'Vibrant, colourful and hugely inspirational' - Read It Daddy

'Fantastic and fascinating' - Minerva Reads

'A beautifully produced book that will make art accessible to children, and stimulate their interest' - Parents in Touch

'An engaging book' - The School Run

'Wonderful' - Angels & Urchins

'Rose Blake's illustrations bring the history of art to life' - National Geographic Kids

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ISBN: 9780500651414
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500651414
Publication date: 1st September 2018
Author: David Hockney
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Art, People / Places
Collections: Keeping entertained - 50 books featuring activities for the home and garden,

About David Hockney

David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He has produced work in almost every medium - painting, drawing, stage design, photography and printmaking - and has stretched the boundaries of all of them. Born in Bradford, England, in 1937, Hockney attended art school in London before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s. There, he painted his famous swimming pool paintings. In a 2011 poll of more than 1,000 British artists, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time. He continues to create and exhibit art. Martin Gayford is art critic for ...

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