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Cool Art
Cool Art

Cool Art

50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages

Cool Kids


112 Pages, 7.75 x 6

Cloth, $14.99 (CA $19.99) (US $14.99)

Publication Date: November 2014

ISBN 9781909396425

Rights: US & CA

Pavilion Books Group (Nov 2014)
Pavilion Children's

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A colorful, playful guide to the world of art—from major movements to how the artistic mind works and how to behave in an art galleryCool Art, a neat primer on all things art, introduces all the key characters, moments, and movements in the history of art to the present day. From Caravaggio to Banksy, the Renaissance to Minimalism, young readers can explore the ideas, meaning, and techniques behind the world's masterpieces, with a hefty dose of fun along the way. Much more than a basic history of art, this fascinating book explains how color works, how to have a profound experience in an art gallery (and what not to say while you're there), and how to tap into one's own innate creativity and become an artist. Packed with intriguing and playful images, this is an ideal gift for all ages—not only will it engage young people in creative ideas, it will also provide a feast of useful facts for adults to impress their friends with at dinner parties.


"It's fun, easy and interesting to read, and really gives children a lovely introduction to the world of art." —Smart Books for Smart Kids

"a great before-you-go-back-to school gift." --Allied News 9/9/2015

Author Biography

Simon Armstrong is the book buyer for Tate Modern and Tate Britain.