Synopses & Reviews
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.
andquot;A fresh, hands-on opportunity for readers to reconsider the way they think about art.andquot;
andquot;Impeccably sourced, this book would be an invaluable resource for art teachers and budding sculptors.andquot;
This lively activity book brings modern art to life for young readers, with activities based on 10 major modern and contemporary artworks. Fun facts and games fire kidsandrsquo; imaginations, and each activity is carefully designed to encourage a deeper understanding of the artistandrsquo;s approach and the concepts behind each piece. Packed with energetic, colorful illustrations, and photographs of the 10 featured works, this activity book shows that modern art can be accessible, enjoyable, and, above all, fun for even the youngest reader.
About the Author
andldquo;A fish and a teardrop. Five black spots, four blossoms blue, and a T that is white. A heart and an arabesque. A smile, a black Q, and a reflection of you.andrdquo; These are just some of the hundreds of objects readers are invited to find in David Carterandrsquo;s latest art pop-up book, Hide and Seek
. His previous art pop-up titles, One Red Dot, 600 Black Spots
, and other bestsellers, which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world, asked readers to find a single image hidden within ten pop-up kinetic sculptures. With Hide and Seek
, he has expanded the concept and now includes hundreds of images or words hidden within the pop-up landscapes, inviting readers to explore and discover something new with each visit.
Praise for Hide and Seek
andquot;Each spread has a separate, distinct look, and each offers a fresh opportunity to encounter, respond to and enjoy Carterandrsquo;s brilliant artistic gifts. More playful work from a rare master of abstract design, both rich enough and sturdy enough to support repeat visits.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
andquot;The maturity of the bookandrsquo;s design, influences, and even requests communicate Carterandrsquo;s respect for his audience.andquot;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
David A. Carter is an internationally acclaimed pop-up artist. Since his first success with How Many Bugs in a Box?, he has created more than 50 pop-up books. He lives and works in Brooklyn and Miami.