Art Up ClosePrinceton Architectural Press
This fun, interactive book introduces works of art from around the world across all different eras of history, including an ancient Egyptian papyrus, a Byzantine mosaic, Renaissance frescoes, a medieval European tapestry, Arabic and Aztec manuscripts, Japanese woodblock prints, and Impressionist, Surrealist, and Cubist paintings. Full-color reproductions of twenty-three works of art provide a rich hunting ground for over two hundred close-up details. Lift-the-flap keys at the end of the book provide intriguing facts about the works and the artists who created them. Young readers will learn how artistic expression has developed through the centuries and discover how looking at familiar images up close can reveal new insights into the world of art.