Art Up Close
Looking for a great big art book that several students can enjoy at once? Here is one for you! The large format and vibrant color photos make for an up-close and personal interaction with loads of classic artwork. Each 2-page spread shows a single artwork with smaller close-up photos around the border. Small details that you may have overlooked are brought to attention. At the back of each book are details about the artists, the time periods, art styles and medium, and other generally interesting details. Two pages at the back have several small flaps for an interactive element with the reader/book. Art Up Close includes Egyptian papyrus, Byzantine mosaics, Renaissance frescoes, a medieval Flemish tapestry, Arabic and Aztec manuscripts, Japanese woodblock prints and some more familiar impressionist and cubist paintings. 10.75"x 14.75", 64 pgs, hc w/jacket. ~ Sara
This sequel to the best-selling Masterpieces Up Close is another fun, interactive book that introduces works of art from museums around the world across different eras and styles, including an ancient Egyptian papyrus, a Byzantine mosaic, Renaissance frescoes, a medieval European tapestry, Arabic and Aztec manuscripts, Japanese woodblock prints, and impressionist, surrealist, and cubist paintings.
Full-color reproductions of twenty-three famous works of art provide a colorful hunting ground for over two hundred close-up details. Lift-the-flap keys at the end of the book provide intriguing facts about the works and the artists who created them. Young readers will learn how artistic expression has developed through the centuries and discover how looking at familiar images up close reveals new insights into the world of art.