A History of Pictures for Children
David Hockney, Martin Gayford
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.
'Rose's illustrations illuminate the narratives of both authors' - Digital Arts 'A mesmerising journey through an eclectic mix of artworks' - Picture Books Blogger 'A wonderfully accessible way to help kids frame and contextualise grand works of art' - Two in a Tepee 'A stunning children's non-fiction book that makes conversations about art history accessible to young people' - Books for Topics 'An incredibly inspiring journey through the evolution of art ... illuminating in every way. The most wonderful celebration of contemporary picture making' - The Book Sniffer 'Rose Blake's illustrations bring the history of art to life' - National Geographic Kids 'Wonderful' - Angels & Urchins 'An engaging book' - The School Run 'A beautifully produced book that will make art accessible to children, and stimulate their interest' - Parents in Touch 'Fantastic and fascinating' - Minerva Reads 'Vibrant, colourful and hugely inspirational' - Read It Daddy 'This trove of a book is ... to be cherished' - Telegraph 'You'll read it and want to breath an `Om'' - Art Review 'A brilliant child-friendly new take on the bestselling book for adults' - Book Bairn 'A beautifully produced book that will bring the history of art alive' - Carousel Magazine 'Makes art history easy to digest and understand' - Jen Campbell, Christmas Gift Guide 'Engaging and very accessible art book for children (and adults)' - Mainstreet Books
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