Up Close art books by Claire D'Harcourt

Up Close art books by Claire D'Harcourt

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Carrie McBride
Sep 19, 2007

Get up close and personal with art. It's hard for kids to apppreciate paintings hanging in museums. For one thing, they're not at kids' eye level. To remedy this Claire D'Harcourt has put together three books designed to get kids looking closely at art while having fun at the same time. You could call them the Where's Waldo of art books as the reader is asked to find multiple detailed vignettes within the larger work. It's a game that encourages you to appreciate both the beauty of the art as a whole and its pieces.

The first in the trilogy is Art Up Close: From Ancient to Modern which draws art from Byzantine times up to Jackson Pollock.

Next is Masterpieces Up Close: Western Painting from the 14th to 20th Centuries.

The most recent book, released in August, is Louvre Up Close.

The Up Close books sell for around $20 each and can be purchased at your local book store or online here or here.

See also:
Baby's First Art Books.

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