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A History of Pictures for Children

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Pictures are all around us. They hang in museums, are saved on our phones, and are printed in books like this one. Humans have been making art for thousands of years; but why?

A History of Pictures is a journey through art history that shows how pictures help us to understand our world. Celebrated artist David Hockney and art critic Martin Gayford follow the many twists and turns of artistic invention to reveal how artists over time have been able to create new ways of making images.

From cave paintings to well-known portraits to movie stills and computer images, readers discover how this is linked to the skills and needs of each period. The authors offer their personal perspectives on each piece and provide artistic concepts to show how these pictures are linked to one another and why they still matter today. 

With illustrations by Rose Blake, A History of Pictures helps to open our eyes to a world full of pictures!

By David Hockney and Martin Gayford; Illustrated by Rose Blake
Abrams, 2018
Hardcover, 128 pages
9 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches

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