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A History of Pictures for Children

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Thames & Hudson

Art history for children from acclaimed duo David Hockney and Martin Gayford, with delightful illustrations by Rose Blake. 

A History of Pictures for Children takes readers on a journey through art history, from early art drawn on cave walls to the images we make today on our computers and phone cameras.

Based on the bestselling book for adults, this children’s edition of A History of Pictures is told through conversations between the artist David Hockney and the author Martin Gayford, who talk about art with inspiring simplicity and clarity. Rose Blake’s illustrations illuminate the narratives to bring the history of art alive for a young audience.

Winner of the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi New Horizons Award 2019.

About the Author

David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He has produced work in almost every medium - painting, drawing, stage design, photography and printmaking - and has stretched the boundaries of all of them. Born in Bradford, England, in 1937, Hockney attended art school in London before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s. There, he painted his famous swimming pool paintings. In a 2011 poll of more than 1,000 British artists, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time. He continues to create and exhibit art.

Martin Gayford is art critic for
The Spectator and the author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable and Michelangelo. He is the author of many books, including Man with a Blue Scarf, Rendez-vous with Art, (with Philippe de Montebello), A Bigger Message, Modernists & Mavericks, A History of Pictures (with David Hockney), The Pursuit of Art and Spring Cannot be Cancelled, all published by Thames & Hudson.
Hardback Book

Product details

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Product size

27.9 x 21.6 cm 128 pages

Contents

Hard back non fiction book

Ideal for

Reading age 7 years +

Credentials

Being read to is one of the most beautiful and important things we can do for children. 

To comfort them, and open their imaginations and teach them the beauty of reading.

In the words of Stephen King 'Books are portable magic'

A Binky is a hop and a skip of sheer joy.

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