Brad Finger (9)

13 Art Movements Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791371580

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Filled with gorgeous color reproductions and packed with fascinating information, this beautiful book presents a chronological sampling of the world's important...


Filled with gorgeous color reproductions and packed with fascinating information, this beautiful book presents a chronological sampling of the world's important artistic styles. Double-page spreads provide a detailed description of each movement, representative illustrations, and a timeline that places the artwork in its historical context. All of these elements are presented in a playful, eye-catching manner that will appeal to a wide range of young readers. The book also features numerous ideas for projects that kids can undertake themselves and offers helpful suggestions for learning more about each style. Children will find hours of fun reading that will equip them with essential knowledge--enhancing and deepening their understanding of art history and inspiring them in their own artistic endeavors.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 244 x 282 mm


Publication Date: 22-12-2014


$32.00
13 Bridges Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791372402

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The bridges profiled in this engaging book for young readers have achieved legendary status. Filled with photographs, plans, drawings and informative texts it e...


The bridges profiled in this engaging book for young readers have achieved legendary status. Filled with photographs, plans, drawings and informative texts it explores the fascinating history, construction, design and significance of 13 renowned structures in a manner that will appeal to children hungry for information. In double-page spreads that highlight important as well as little-known facts, they will learn about the building of the Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world; how the Golden Gate bridge lives up to its evocative name; the haunting history of Venice's 16th-century Bridge of Sighs, and the ingenious construction methods devised by the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge. Vibrantly designed to encourage children to linger and explore the subject further, this book will appeal to curious minds, and inspire its young readers to dream and build on their own.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2015


$32.00
13 Modern Artists Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791370156

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This heavily illustrated book, featuring the world's greatest modern artists, is an excellent introduction for young readers to modern art. The featured artists...


This heavily illustrated book, featuring the world's greatest modern artists, is an excellent introduction for young readers to modern art. The featured artists - including Picasso, Chagall, Calder, Lichtenstein and Hockney - are introduced in a format and style that will appeal to children, and are arranged chronologically with an accompanying timeline. Each artist's entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions of major works, and lively texts that speak directly to young readers. Games, quizzes and other activities help readers learn about the significant contributions of each artist in a way that is both fun and inspiring. Additional information about museums, suggestions for further reading, and online resources will satisfy the most curious minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 282 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2010


$32.00
13 Photos Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791370477

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Some of the world's most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berl...


Some of the world's most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berlin Wall; Lindbergh's historic landing in Paris to Nelson Mandela's release from prison; portraits of Albert Einstein, Princess Diana and the Beatles; the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics and the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico-these and other history-making photographs are presented in double-page spreads that offer stunning reproductions of the images themselves, helpful background information on the events and people they portray, and perspectives on the circumstances that inspired them. Paging through these photographs, children will learn not only about people and events that changed the world, but how photographs preserve and help us understand these important moments.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


$32.00
13 Skyscrapers Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791372518

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

There's something irresistible about a skyscraper. It can reshape an entire city skyline and from the building's top floors, people can see the world from a dif...


There's something irresistible about a skyscraper. It can reshape an entire city skyline and from the building's top floors, people can see the world from a different perspective. Travelling from New York City to Dubai, from London to Shanghai, and from Kuala Lumpur to Chicago, this colorful book featuresdouble-page spreads for each of the skyscrapers it profiles. Each chapter includes photographs, information on the building's architect and history, and interesting facts about its construction and use. For instance, why is the Chrysler Building so admired, even though it doesn't stand nearly as tall as other skyscrapers? How do you measure the height of a building and how do you make sure it doesn't topple over in strong winds? How has skyscraper technology changed, from the steel frame skeletons that supported the earliest towers to the advanced computer programs that are now needed to design buildings more than 100 stories high? How has city life changed since the first skyscrapers were built? Written in a style that will draw in young readers, this fascinating tour of the world's tallest buildings will satisfy even the most curious minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2016


$32.00
Portraits : 50 Paintings You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791349800

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Throughout the history of art most of the world's greatest artists have produced portraits at some point in their careers, whether commissioned by rulers or mag...


Throughout the history of art most of the world's greatest artists have produced portraits at some point in their careers, whether commissioned by rulers or magnates; created to preserve a cherished friend or relation; or even to capture the artist's own likeness. Arranged chronologically, each of the 50 masterworks in this book exemplifies a moment in history, or a turning point in the artist's career. Van Eyck's A Man in a Turban, Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, Sargent's Madame X, Kahlo's Self-Portrait with Necklace, Warhol's Marilyn and many more world-famous paintings are featured in exquisite full-page reproductions accompanied by engaging and enlightening texts. An introductory essay on the history and importance of the portrait in art history and brief biographies of each artist round out this survey that provides valuable information in an attractive and affordable package.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 192 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2014


$45.00
50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791384429

Authors: Christiane Weidemann, Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today. Artists working after the Second World War faced a con...


This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today. Artists working after the Second World War faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront. From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifty of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artistic movements and radical changes of the second half of the twentieth and early twentyfirst centuries. Presented chronologically, each artist is featured in 2 or 4-page spreads that include brilliant reproductions of their most important works, an illuminating biography, key dates in their career, and informative background on major developments in the art world. Throughout the volume a timeline places each artist within the context of contemporary art. As diverse and inspiring as the artists themselves, this book is a voyage of discovery into art's cutting edge.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$45.00
Freud : Masters of Art

ISBN: 9783791386270

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Lucian Freud dedicated his life to portraying the people in his world without flattery or refinement. Although his technique and style evolved tremendously over...


Lucian Freud dedicated his life to portraying the people in his world without flattery or refinement. Although his technique and style evolved tremendously over the decades, Freud never wavered in his uncompromising standards or unsentimental approach to his subjects. This introduction to Freud's life and oeuvre opens with an illuminating essay that explores how Freud's adherence to realism and focus on the human figure moved him in and out of the spotlight until the 1980s when renewed international interest in painting and figuration gave his work a new significance. Stunning reproductions of key works are presented chronologically, allowing readers to see how Freud's brushwork, composition, and use of light evolved over the decades. Whether he was painting members of the royal family or the cashier at a London nightclub, Freud imbued his portraits with psychological tension, humanity, and a profound interest in the relationship between painter and model.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2020


$29.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Bosch : Masters of Art

ISBN: 9783791386256

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Although Bosch's known works amount to no more than two dozen paintings and a handful of drawings, the artist had an enormous impact on religious imagery during...


Although Bosch's known works amount to no more than two dozen paintings and a handful of drawings, the artist had an enormous impact on religious imagery during his lifetime and for centuries afterward. His enigmatic and mind-bending depictions of humans, animals, and nature undoubtedly influenced the surrealist movement of the 20th century. This book explores Bosch's works in terms of medieval morality, the religious beliefs of his time, and the Northern Renaissance in general. This elegant volume offers exquisite, full-colour reproductions that afford readers the opportunity to linger over the works' amazing details. The accompanying text examines Bosch's singular place in the canon of Western art, as a revolutionary portrayer of the imagination, and as a pioneer in the depiction of heaven and hell.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 02-04-2020


$29.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
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