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Diego Rivera (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

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Synopses & Reviews

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

Synopsis:

These books are without a doubt the definitive — and most entertaining! — biographies of artists for young readers. Author/artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the masters' artwork. Now printed in a dozen different languages worldwide, and with more than two million copies of the English editions sold, these books have helped countless children around the world "get to know" the world's greatest artists!

Synopsis:

Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of each artist's life and style in these fun and educational books.

Synopsis:

This book provides an entertaining and humorous introduction to the famous artist, Diego Rivera. Full-colour reproductions of the actual paintings are enhanced by Venezias clever illustrations and story line.'

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:
9780516422992
Consultant:
Venezia, Mike
Author:
Moss, Meg
Illustrator:
Venezia, Mike
Consultant:
Moss, Meg
Author:
Venezia, Mike
Author:
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Author:
Rubin, Susan Goldman
Publisher:
Children's Press(CT)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Art
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Art appreciation
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
People & Places - Mexico
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Series:
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists (Paperback)
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages of full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.00 x 9.00 in
Age Level:
04-09

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Product details 40 pages Children's Press (CT) - English 9780516422992 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , These books are without a doubt the definitive — and most entertaining! — biographies of artists for young readers. Author/artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the masters' artwork. Now printed in a dozen different languages worldwide, and with more than two million copies of the English editions sold, these books have helped countless children around the world "get to know" the world's greatest artists!
"Synopsis" by , Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of each artist's life and style in these fun and educational books.
"Synopsis" by , This book provides an entertaining and humorous introduction to the famous artist, Diego Rivera. Full-colour reproductions of the actual paintings are enhanced by Venezias clever illustrations and story line.'
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