Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children's History of Art

Michael Bird

Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children's History of Art
Hachette Children's Group
United Kingdom
1 July 2016

Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children’s History of Art

Michael Bird

Go on an enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art and learn about everything from cave paintings to Cubism! Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories is made up of 68 chapters of stories about art through the ages. The book also includes reproductions of featured artworks, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art.

An essential reference book for all children who love art and stories, this book is the perfect blend of both. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work.Fresh, new take on presenting the history of art - using a well-thought-out timeline, carefully selected artists and artworks, beautiful illustrations, and engaging storytelling, this book will delight all curious mindsPerfect for home, classroom or school library - an interesting supplement to learning about art and history for parents and teachersBe inspired - the stories explore art from different parts of the world, and they draw on events from history that inspired many great works of artA beautiful gift - this is a beautiful book; hardcover with exquisite illustrations and photographs throughoutLet your child discover the wonder of art and history with Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories.

Michael Bird is a writer, art historian and radio broadcaster. His books include 100 Ideas that Changed Art. He has also published many essays and articles, and lectures widely. He currently holds a Goodison Fellowship at the British Library, where he is researching the oral history of modern British art.

Kate Evans is a freelance illustrator with clients including HarperCollins, The Guardian, Macmillan Books, National Geographic, Transport for London and V&A Magazine. She has had exhibitions in Bristol, Bath, London and Stockholm. Kate lives and works in Bristol.

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