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Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

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Publisher Comments:

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Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book follows Riveraandrsquo;s career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included. The book contains a list of museums where you can see Riveraandrsquo;s art, a historical note, a glossary, and a bibliography.

Praise for Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People

STARRED REVIEWS

andquot;With engaging prose that is beautifully illustrated with Diego Riveraandrsquo;s paintings and murals, this spacious volume introduces the great Mexican artist to young people. Accompanied by crisply reproduced color images of both the bright, minutely detailed murals as well as archival photos of the artist at work, the accessible account discusses how Diego constructed his art...andquot;

--Booklist, starred review

andquot;The stunning illustrations include images of Riveraandrsquo;s murals, his andldquo;cartoonandrdquo; drawings, reproductions of art that he found influential, and photographs. The design, with scrollwork along the top and bottom and an unusual placement of page numbers, exudes style. The text is clearly written, straightforward, and attention-grabbing, with a good number of quotes interspersed throughout.andquot;

--School Library Journal, starred review

andquot;A carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation.andquot;

--Kirkus Reviews

andquot;There is life to these pages, and breadth to its subject. Short enough to reward a wary reader but with enough context and clarity to bring Diego to life, Rubin takes a tricky guy for kids to know about and makes him precisely what he was: bigger than life.andquot;

--School Library Journal, Fuse 8 Blog

andquot;Enhanced by gorgeously reproduced photos and artwork, Rubinandrsquo;s account follows the Mexican artist from his early drawings andmdash; as a small child, he was given free rein in a room andldquo;covered with black canvas as high as he could reachandrdquo; andmdash; through his eventful, productive life.andquot;

--The Washington Post

andquot;Rubin traces Riveraandrsquo;s life from his emergent boyhood talent, through the formal studio education that left him restless and professionally unsatisfied, to realizing his calling to create massive public artworks for the common people, celebrating the dignity of their labor.andquot;

--Bulletin of the Center for Childrenand#39;s Books

Award

School Library Journal Best Book of 2013

Best Multicultural Childrenand#39;s Books 2013 (Center for the Study of Multicultural Childrenand#39;s Literature)

Notable Childrenand#39;s Books from ALSC 2014

Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award 2014

Review:

"Suggestive of stained glass windows, Tonatiuh's mixed-media collages combine ancient Mexican art motifs with blocky, stylized figures, to pay tribute to this versatile artist. Rivera paired classical and modern techniques with traditional Mexican aesthetics to create socially and politically relevant murals. Tonatiuh invites readers to speculate about what Rivera might paint if he were alive today — 'would he paint students at their desks... just as he painted factory workers in the production line?' — while creating vignettes whose symmetries draw further connections between past and present. Tonatiuh's biography celebrates Rivera, but focuses on the inspiration driving artistic expression in his time and in our own. Ages 5 — 9. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

From first-time Mexican author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes the story of two cousins, one in America and one in Mexico, and how their daily lives are different yet similar. Charlie takes the subway to school; Carlitos rides his bike. Charlie plays in fallen leaves; Carlitos plays among the local cacti. Dear Primo covers the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of two very different childhoods, while also emphasizing how alike Charlie and Carlitos are at heart. Spanish words are scattered among the English text, providing a wonderful way to introduce the language and culture of Mexico to young children.
Inspired by the ancient art of the Mixtecs and other cultures of Mexico, Tonatiuh incorporates their stylized forms into his own artwork.

FandPand#160;Level:and#160;M

FandPand#160;Genre:and#160;RF

About the Author

Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He is a recent graduate of Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, where he studied writing and illustration. His first book, Dear Primo, was published in spring 2010. He divides his time between New York City and Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810997318
Subtitle:
His World and Ours
Author:
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Author:
Novesky, Amy
Author:
Rubin, Susan Goldman
Author:
Diaz, David
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Painters -- Mexico.
Subject:
Rivera, Diego
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
People & Places - Mexico
Subject:
Art
Edition Description:
Paperback-Picture Book
Publication Date:
20110501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages of full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 10.25 in
Age Level:
05-09

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Product details 40 pages ABRAMS - English 9780810997318 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Suggestive of stained glass windows, Tonatiuh's mixed-media collages combine ancient Mexican art motifs with blocky, stylized figures, to pay tribute to this versatile artist. Rivera paired classical and modern techniques with traditional Mexican aesthetics to create socially and politically relevant murals. Tonatiuh invites readers to speculate about what Rivera might paint if he were alive today — 'would he paint students at their desks... just as he painted factory workers in the production line?' — while creating vignettes whose symmetries draw further connections between past and present. Tonatiuh's biography celebrates Rivera, but focuses on the inspiration driving artistic expression in his time and in our own. Ages 5 — 9. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
From first-time Mexican author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes the story of two cousins, one in America and one in Mexico, and how their daily lives are different yet similar. Charlie takes the subway to school; Carlitos rides his bike. Charlie plays in fallen leaves; Carlitos plays among the local cacti. Dear Primo covers the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of two very different childhoods, while also emphasizing how alike Charlie and Carlitos are at heart. Spanish words are scattered among the English text, providing a wonderful way to introduce the language and culture of Mexico to young children.
Inspired by the ancient art of the Mixtecs and other cultures of Mexico, Tonatiuh incorporates their stylized forms into his own artwork.

FandPand#160;Level:and#160;M

FandPand#160;Genre:and#160;RF

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