Below is a list of 5 the books by this author.
The latest volume in this successful series introduces young readers to major movements in art history—from Romanesque to Pop art. Filled with g... [Read More]
The latest volume in this successful series introduces young readers to major movements in art history—from Romanesque to Pop art. Filled with gorgeous color reproductions and packed with fascinating information, this beautiful book presents a chronological sampling of the world’s important artistic styles. Double-page spreads provide a detailed description of each movement, representative illustrations, and a timeline that places the artwork in its historical context. All of these elements are presented in a playful, eye-catching manner that will appeal to a wide range of young readers. The book also features numerous ideas for projects that kids can undertake themselves and offers helpful suggestions for learning more about each style. Children will find hours of fun reading that will equip them with essential knowledge—enhancing and deepening their understanding of art history and inspiring them in their own artistic endeavors.
The most recent addition to Prestel’s acclaimed series, which introduces children to important works of art and architecture, offers a fascinati... [Read More]
The most recent addition to Prestel’s acclaimed series, which introduces children to important works of art and architecture, offers a fascinating look at bridges that span the centuries as well as the globe. The bridges profiled in this engaging book for young readers have achieved legendary status. Filled with photographs, plans, drawings, and informative texts it explores the fascinating history, construction, design, and significance of 13 renowned structures in a manner that will appeal to children hungry for information. In double-page spreads that highlight important as well as little-known facts, they will learn about the building of the Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world; how the Golden Gate bridge lives up to its evocative name; the haunting history of Venice’s 16th-century Bridge of Sighs, and the ingenious construction methods devised by the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge. Vibrantly designed to encourage children to linger and explore the subject further, this book will appeal to curious minds, and inspire its young readers to dream and build on their own.
From Cubism to cartoons, this book of eye-popping art and engaging activities introduces young readers to modern art.Picasso, Chagall, Calder, Lichten... [Read More]
From Cubism to cartoons, this book of eye-popping art and engaging activities introduces young readers to modern art.Picasso, Chagall, Calder, Lichtenstein, Hockney—these artists and the others profiled here offer a world of interest to children. This exciting exploration of modern, Pop, and postmodern art is designed to appeal to young minds. Large illustrations brimming with color; fascinating explanations and biographical information; do-it-yourself activities, quizzes and a helpful glossary and timeline are all part of the vibrant book. Children will be drawn to the stories and interactive opportunities as they discover these important artists who changed the world.
This beautifully illustrated book explores some of the world’s iconic images, teaching children about the impact of photography on their world. ... [Read More]
This beautifully illustrated book explores some of the world’s iconic images, teaching children about the impact of photography on their world. Some of the world’s most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berlin Wall; Lindbergh’s historic landing in Paris to Nelson Mandela’s release from prison; portraits of Albert Einstein, Princess Diana and the Beatles; the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, and the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—these and other history-making photographs are presented in double-page spreads that offer stunning reproductions of the images themselves, helpful background information on the events and people they portray, and perspectives on the circumstances that inspired them. Paging through these photographs, children will learn not only about people and events that changed the world, but how photographs preserve and help us understand these important moments.
This newest addition to Prestel’s acclaimed series, which introduces children to important works of art and architecture, takes young readers ar... [Read More]
This newest addition to Prestel’s acclaimed series, which introduces children to important works of art and architecture, takes young readers around the world to investigate how tall buildings are constructed and what makes them so appealing. There’s something irresistible about a skyscraper. It can reshape an entire city skyline, and from the building’s top floors, people can see the world from a different perspective. Travelling from New York City to Dubai, from London to Shanghai, and from Kuala Lumpur to Chicago, this colorful book features double-page spreads for each of the skyscrapers it profiles. Each chapter includes photographs, information on the building’s architect and history, and interesting facts about its construction and use. For instance, why is the Chrysler Building so admired, even though it doesn’t stand nearly as tall as other skyscrapers? How do you measure the height of a building and how do you make sure it doesn’t topple over in strong winds? How has skyscraper technology changed from the steel frame skeletons that supported the earliest towers to the advanced computer programs that are now needed to design buildings more than 100 stories high? How has city life changed since the first skyscrapers were built? Written in a style that will draw in young readers, this fascinating tour of the world’s tallest buildings will satisfy even the most curious minds.