Often called the father of Impressionism, douard Manet was on the forefront of the art world during the mid-1800s. His paintings often looked like one scene of a larger picture, a technique he borrowed from photographs. Readers learn about Manets life and work, including Monet in His Floating Studio, a painting featuring Manets friend the artist Claude Monet. Details and interesting facts about each piece are called out to the reader, such as the reflections on the water in The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil. Additional information is found in a timeline and fact boxes of famous quotes.
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Iain Zaczek was born in Dundee, Scotland, and was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, and the Courtauld Institute of Art. He specializes in books about art and design, and his many books include: The Impressionists, Essential Art Deco, Celtic Art and Design, and The Art of Illuminated Manuscripts. He was also a contributing author to Art: The Definitive Visual Guide.From School Library Journal:
Gr 3-5-These books organize biographical material around the artists' works. They offer practical tips in the "How to Paint Like..." chapters. The writing is clear but will not necessarily grab readers. For example, Zaczek writes that van Gogh "lost interest" in his work for a firm that sold art, a vague and incomplete explanation of his failure in the working world. This book uses cartoons ineffectively, belittling serious statements by putting them in comic book-like speech bubbles. The graphics may confuse readers, and it is difficult to determine the focus of some pages, since there is no hierarchy in the size of the sidebars. The statement that van Gogh's "first sign of mental illness" was during his residence with Gaugin seems inaccurate; diary entries from before this period certainly reveal depression. The craftsmanship of these texts seems rushed. Skip these titles.α(c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Book Description Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library, 2014. LIB. Book Condition: Brand New. 32 pages. 11.00x8.50x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1482415038