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Art for Baby: High-Contrast Images by Eleven Contemporary Artists to Explore with Your Childby Paul Morrison
This board book is great for babies and their still-developing eyes. Composed of simple black-and-white images from 11 contemporary artists, it can enchant all ages, from infants to grandparents. It is never too early (or too late) to expose your children (or yourself) to great works of visual art.
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A collection of fascinating black-andwhite images created by some of the worlds leading modern artists. Each one has been specially selected to help babies begin to recognize pictures and connect with the world around them. This board book also includes a stunning frieze featuring all the images used in the book — a perfect way to bring contemporary art to your baby.
"Budding Baby Warhols can fix their gaze on this oversize board book of 12 eye-stimulating patterns, credited to well-known artists. Each picture features chunky black-and-white shapes to catch a child's attention. Some pop pieces, like Takashi Murakami's deliriously happy-faced flower, resemble conventional child fare. Others are unorthodox but promising choices: Kazimir Malevich's modernist Black Cross is an enormous plus sign, and Julian Opie's stylized human portraits have smiley-face dot eyes and serious mouths. A few pages offer familiar subjects: a duck silhouette, a pear or a carrot, while the intersecting ovals of Josef Albers's Together could suggest a family or a nest, and Keith Haring's iconic Radiant Baby — a crawling figure emanating exclamation-point lines — graces the cover. Little ones unmoved by figurative work can linger on abstract compositions like conceptual artist Damien Hirst's grid of grayscale dots or '60s op artist Bridget Riley's aggressive zigzags. The images repeat on three folded 'friezes,' tucked into the back of the book, ready for installation in art connoisseurs' play spaces or bedrooms. The high-contrast art should prove mesmerizing; no batteries required. Up to age 3. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A collection of fascinating black-andwhite images created by some of the worlds leading modern artists. Each one has been specially selected to help babies begin to recognize pictures and connect with the world around them. This board book also includes a stunning frieze featuring all the images used in the book a perfect way to bring contemporary art to your baby.
About the Author
The modern artists whose work appears in the book and the frieze include Josef Albers, Patrick Caulfield, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Kazimir Malevich, Paul Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, and David Shrigley.
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