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First Concepts Collection


A fun way for children to learn about art and leading artists through numbers, shapes, colors and drawings with this four volume set


Editions:

Price: USD$40.00 USD$36.00

This collection includes:

One & Other Numbers: One & Other Numbers accompanies artworks with a conversational and relatable text that encourages readers to notice and count various aspects of the sculptures. Calder's playful abstract shapes add to the richness of the visual arc, allowing readers to build personal connections with the art. Children will not only grow more familiar with numbers and quantity, but also with the artist and his work. This fourth title in Phaidon's "First Concepts with Fine Artists" series includes a read-aloud "about the artist" at the end.

Squares & Other Shapes: The influential art of Josef Albers is used to teach shapes in this stylish read-aloud board book, which takes children through Albers' range of geometrics, one artwork per page, beginning with squares and returning to them as a familiar refrain throughout. The variance of colour, scale, and quantity adds to the richness of the visual arc, and the accompanying text provides a humorous and engaging commentary. Readers will not only learn their shapes, but also grow familiar with fine art in this second title in the 'First Concepts with Fine Artists' series. Includes a read-aloud ‘about the artist’ at the end.

Blue & Other Colors: takes children through Matisse's color palette, one artwork per page, beginning with blue and returning to it as a familiar refrain throughout. The variance of shapes, depth, and scale will keep readers engaged, while the text enriches the reading experience with relatable and humorous commentary. Readers will not only learn their colors, but also grow familiar with fine art in this relevant and relatable first title in this series of concept books featuring the most innovative and influential artists. Includes a read-aloud "about the artist" at the end.

Birds & Other Animals: takes children through Picasso's series of single-line animal drawings, beginning and ending with various kinds of birds. The cleverly whimsical charm of Picasso's sketches keeps readers engaged, while the accompanying text enriches the experience with conversational commentary. Readers will not only broaden their visual definitions of which animals are which, but also grow familiar with fine art in this relevant and relatable third title in the 'First Concepts with Fine Artists' series. Includes a read-aloud 'about the artist'.

Suitable for children age 1-3



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Board Books
Size: 204 x 178 mm (8 x 7 in)
Pages: 120 pp
Illustrations: 120 illustrations
ISBN: COLLECT100071C

One & Other Numbers: Alexander Calder is one of the world's most celebrated sculptors. Best known as the inventor of the mobile, Calder redefined sculpture through introducing the element of movement to his works. In addition to his mobiles, Calder also created static sculptures, called 'stabiles', as well as paintings, jewellery, theatre sets, and costumes.

Squares & Other Shapes: Josef Albers was a leading pioneer of 20th-century modernism, best known for his Homages to the Square paintings, and his publication Interaction of Color. Albers was a teacher, a writer, a painter, a colour theorist, and the first living artist to have a solo retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (in 1971).

Blue & Other Colors: Henri Matisse's (1869-1954) innovative use of color has inspired generations of artists. His cutouts - collages made from shapes cut from painted paper in a process he described as 'painting with scissors' - have become some of the most admired works of the last century.

Birds & Other Animals: Pablo Picasso was one of the twentieth century's most influential artists, as well as a co-creator of cubism. He produced over 50,000 paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, and ceramics throughout his life, and his work continues to be among the world's most exhibited and collected.

Birds & Other Animals:

"Simultaneously simple and sophisticated... Older preschoolers learning to make their own representational drawings will be inspired." —Kirkus Reviews

Squares & Other Shapes:

"If you are looking for a beautiful little primer for your toddler about shapes then this is an excellent choice." —Book Nerd Mommy

Blue & Other Colors:

"Takes children through Matisse's color palette by showing his various collages... Children will be able to relate." —New York Journal of Books

Birds & Other Animals:

"Simultaneously simple and sophisticated... Older preschoolers learning to make their own representational drawings will be inspired." —Kirkus Reviews

Squares & Other Shapes:

"If you are looking for a beautiful little primer for your toddler about shapes then this is an excellent choice." —Book Nerd Mommy

Blue & Other Colors:

"Takes children through Matisse's color palette by showing his various collages... Children will be able to relate." —New York Journal of Books


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