M is for Masterpiece: An Art Alphabet

 
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With so many colors to choose from, why did Henri Matisse use only three? How can an artist make a three-dimensional picture on a flat sheet of paper? Why is some Aboriginal art described as x-ray style? M is for Masterpiece, a comprehensive guide to fine art written for children, provides satisfying answers to such questions and more. From ancient cave paintings to Christo's Running Fence, a wide variety of art forms and styles are discussed in details that children will understand and adults will appreciate. M is for Masterpiece not only teaches about the great artists and techniques that originated in various parts of the world, but also discusses the elements of painting, art media, and landscapes of the American West. The art of photography and architecture is also covered.

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Specifications

  • Dewey: 700
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585362769): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2006, 06/12/2006
  • Subject: Language Arts

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
  • ATOS Reading Level: 6.3
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 109224
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Contributors

Author: David Domeniconi

David Domeniconi grew up in San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State College. He is a writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in several West Coast publications. His illustrated travel column, “Travelog,” is a regular feature in the Santa Barbara Press. He lives in Carmel-by-the-Sea with his wife, Janet.

Illustrator: Will Bullas

Will Bullas is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning artist. His original paintings are represented by several galleries throughout the U.S. He has received numerous prestigious awards and holds memberships in the Carmel Art Association, the American Watercolor Society and the Knickerbocker Artists of New York. He has shown twice with the National Academy of Design at their annual shows in New York.