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You Call That Art?! first provides an overview of sculpture from prehistory until the late 19th century, then gives readers a look at ten 20th-century artists who helped define modern sculpture. Included in the book are Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, Naum Gabo, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Nevelson, and Lygia Clark. Carter and Diaz then invite readers to create their very own modern masterpieces. The book includes die-cut pieces that can be assembled (and reassembled) in any way the reader chooses. Ideas are provided for how to arrange the pieces, but the reader can also create his or her own original works of art.
"Continuing to innovate, Sabuda enhances the already powerful enchantments of J.M. Barrie's classic 1902 tale with astonishing paper engineering. Illustrations suggest a hybrid of period styles, somewhere between arts and crafts, with their rich patterning, and art nouveau, with their Tiffany glass — like outlines and colorations. At first Sabuda's techniques look familiar if splendid. Pop-up story booklets are tucked to the side of imposing pop-ups that dominate a full spread: enormous clouds (these are shaped like characters) billow over a 3-D London nightscape on the opening spread; to the left, the text begins on narrow pages that unfold to include pop-ups of Nana, Wendy stitching Peter's shadow and more. As the book continues, Sabuda's work becomes more surprising — Captain Hook slides down a hollow tree — until, on a final climactic spread, an entire pirate ship pops up, masts, Jolly Roger and all. Not to be missed. All ages." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Readers will delight in this retelling of the classic story of Neverland, pirates, and flying. Robert Sabuda's elegant text and paper engineering give new life to favorite charcters like Tinkerbell, Wendy, Michael, and John, and, of course, Peter Pan. Sabuda's beautiful pop-ups are further complemented by full color illustrations that pull readers even deeper into the magical world that is Neverland.
About the Author
Robert Sabuda is known worldwide for his innovative pop-up paper engineering. His books have garnered numerous awards and have made the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller lists. Sabudaand#8217;s classic tales include andlt;iandgt;The Little Mermaidandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Beautyandnbsp;andamp; the Beastandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Wizard of Ozandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Alice in Wonderlandandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The 12 Days of Christmasandlt;/iandgt;. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mr. Sabuda lives in New York.
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