The Art Book for ChildrenAmanda Renshaw

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A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book for Children (Yellow Book) brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon's bestselling Art Book to younger readers. 30 artists, from Raphael and Thomas Gainsborough to Winslow Homer and Gerhard Richter, have been selected from the original Art Book for their significance in art history as well as their appeal to children. 

The Art Book for Children (Yellow Book) is a fun and informative guide to 30 great artists and their most famous works, designed for both parent and child to enjoy together. The book encourages children to look closely at art and use their imagination to understand why artists choose to create the work they do and in the way that they do it. From the intricate details of the Limbourg Brothers' illuminated manuscripts to the dazzling Californian skies of David Hockney, every aspect of the works included here are discussed in an assessable and friendly style. This book will appeal particularly to children from age seven and upward, but will be of interest to readers of all ages.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 296 × 256 mm (11 5/8 × 10 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 80 pp
  • Illustrations: 120 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714847054

Amanda Renshaw, formerly a specialist in Impressionist and Modern Art at Christies, is currently Editorial Director at Phaidon Press.

"A perfect introduction to art for parents and children to enjoy together... Simple, clear and fun."—The Guardian

"The Art Book For Children draws young readers first into the subject, then deftly into the form, of paintings from the Mona Lisa to Warhol's Marilyn Monroe."—The Times

"Stylish, and exciting without being silly."—Sunday Times Culture

"Stylish, welcoming introduction to art... The book is bursting with exuberant questions... and determined to open young eyes and minds."—The Observer

"A fine sourcebook; recommended for all collections."—Library Journal

"The book will stimulate discussion and a higher level of appreciation of art."—School Library Journal