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  • Item #: 020183
    ISBN: 9780825142451
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  • Item #: 071125
    ISBN: 9781497450677
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    ISBN: 9781483991498
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  • Item #: 064284
    ISBN: 9780810994423
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    Five hundred pages of art history in a 5x6.5" book? What? Yes, it's true and I love it! Imagine a big beautiful coffee table style book, full of beautiful color photos arranged chronologically, that you can easily pick up and read. It is a comprehensive reference book with a helpful index in the back, perfect for adding to any art curriculum or even your world history program. Periods include pre- and early history (40,000-500 BCE); antiquity; late antiquity & the middle ages; renaissance; baroque; 18th century; 19th century; 20th century before 1945; and art after 1945. For families concerned about nudity, there are several statues and paintings depicting both males and females in various states of undress. I counted about 50 among the 900 images in the book. The variety of artists is outstanding. The text is interesting and very readable, and the information is factual and solid. For a student interested in art, this book is a must have. 512pp, pb (1.5" thick). ~ Sara

  • Item #: 060631
    ISBN: 9780825165894
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    Turn extra classroom minutes into valuable learning time or use this as a way to easily work some art history into your homeschooling day without taking the time for a full program. 180 quick activities cover key artists (Giotto, El Greco, Dali, etc.), artistic styles (Rococo, surrealism, contemporary, etc.), and time periods (pre-historic, Roman, contemporary, etc.). Because the book is small (7.75" x 5.5"), you have to find another resource for viewing the paintings, but in the back, a list of websites is included to view the paintings/sculptures that go with the activities. Make that search part of the student's assignments! You will touch on everything from cave paintings to street graffiti as your students are asked compare the Roman Colosseum with modern sports arenas; describe/draw patterns & shapes found in an animal head carving in Norway; create an advertisement after looking at Toulouse Lautrec's use of text in his posters; and describe some of the themes in more modern photographs. Though recommended for middle grades, this can cross over into all ages with some creative discussions. Reproducible (though not perforated) or you can print copies off of the companion CD-ROM (included). Answer key in the back, 223 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 008012
    ISBN: 9780825138522
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    Students experience art through history by participating in projects highlighting techniques and styles through the ages. Comprehensive in scope, the book begins with prehistoric art and progresses through the late 20th century. Each major period (Ancient World, Middle Ages, World Beyond Europe, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, Romantic, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century) is further divided into periods, locations, or schools of art. Each major section and sub-section begins with background information to set the stage. Within each sub-section are one or many projects designed to help students understand and appreciate concepts and methods used in art of all kinds (not limited to paintings). There are 80 different projects in all. Materials needed for the project are listed first, followed by a sample of the artwork and narrative description highlighting the type of art, method used to create it, a particular technique or feature, etc. Directions and instructions are then provided for completing a project simulating the art or concepts. To get the full visual impact of works referenced you will have to find reproductions, since the author provides only line drawings of the art. This is purposeful, since the pages are intended to be reproducible student handouts - in some cases, artwork is done directly on the page. Projects vary from simple drawings to elaborate construction. A few are extremely ambitious, but rather accurately impart the amount of effort involved in creating the type of art being studied. So much is included here that the best I can do is describe a few projects. The first project is Prehistoric Painting. Students make earth-pigment powders using brick, unglazed tile, or rock that is easily filed. A flat stone is used for a "canvas" to recreate a simple cave painting of an animal. The outline is drawn in charcoal or charcoal pencil. Earth powders are mixed with honey (just like they did way back then), and used to color within the outline. Project #20 (from Gothic Art) is creating a stained glass window using tracing paper, felt tip pens, and black construction paper. During the Italian Renaissance period (1400-1600) projects include Shading and Foreshortening, Renaissance Composition, Linear Perspective, Fresco Cartoon (mimicking the process by which frescoes where outlined before being painted), creating a picture based on one of many of Leonardo da Vinci's observations and ideas, and making a model of one of da Vinci's inventions. Project #53 has students use broad felt-tipped pens to try out Impressionist techniques on a basic line-drawn scene. I'm sure students could come up with some outlandish ideas for the Dada art project (Early 20th Century), inspired by Man Ray's Gift (an iron with tacks fixed to the bottom - a study in irony). Students will come back to earth by Project #80 (inspired by Spiral Jetty, an abstract sculpture formed with rocks and earth in Utah's Great Salt Lake) which focuses on creating art from/in nature. Students create their own earthwork, planning a simple tabletop design using stones, sand, gravel, dirt, and similar natural materials. (I have an excellent natural "collage" on my window right now - I call it The Undersides of Many Tree Frogs).

  • Item #: 064283
    ISBN: 9780810995123
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    From the pyramids to cathedrals to skyscrapers--if you have a student interested in building structures, then having a good resource book can only encourage them to build new things! This small format book has 600 color photos to accompany the text. I loved the chronology moving from pre-history and early history (10,000-1500 BCE) to antiquity & early Christianity, Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, neoclassicism, 19th century, 20th century before 1945, and then architecture after 1945. The text is readable and interesting. This would make a great addition to any history curriculum, unit study on architecture, or just a resource to have around the house to spark a child's curiosity (or your own)! Stonehenge, the Temple of Horus, the Acropolis, the Roman monastery in Cluny, Mont St. Michel, Palazzo Grimani, the Chateau de Blois, St. Domingo in Oaxaca, the Louvre, Einstein Tower, skyscrapers, Yamanashi Press & Radio Center, Reichstag Dome, and the Seattle Public Library are among the amazing structures features in this compact resource. 510pp, 5x6.5" (1.5" thick) pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062245
    ISBN: 9780976579373
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    Ballads are somewhat of a lost art form, but historically, they were a way to pass on to future generations the events and details from history. From Sing ‘n Learn comes this musical approach to reinforce your American History study. Nine ballads (chapters) move through key elements of US history, from Roanoke/Jamestown, Revolutionary and Civil War, to the Transcontinental Railroad.

    Each chapter follows the same format. First, you’ll find the ballad printed in full (the audio is located in chronological order on the CD). Then the author expands on specific details highlighted in each song. The author clarifies that this is not a history textbook, but the elaboration contains a good amount of explanation. Each chapter ends with a set of Discussion Questions (no answers included). At the book’s end, each ballad is reprinted in full text and includes the melody line and chords.

    Black and white illustrations are included throughout. Some illustrations appear as though they’ve been photocopied and some are occasionally applied as a “watermark” behind text, making the text a little more challenging to read. Another minor negative is that in adding CDs, book references to song locations being on specific cassette tapes were not updated. However, songs are placed chronologically on each CD. One CD includes music and vocals; one contains instrumental only. This set could serve as a tool for your auditory learners and a simple way to remember key points of American history. 8 1/2” x 10 3/4”, 159 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 053516
    ISBN: 9780983732105
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    Just so you know – I'm not particularly an art person. However, I do like to understand the interrelationships between historical events and culture. This book bridges an amazing gap – historical events and art history. Designed to be a brief survey of art (from 1830 to 1970) it functions as an art history, an art appreciation, and an art techniques (doing art) course. Not to mention the insights it provides into the people and places covered in the history course. This not-particularly-an-art-person is totally impressed!

    Each of the 16 lessons covers an art history period – romanticism through psychedelic art and tie dye – with impressionism, expressionism, modernism, and surrealism among others in between. Each lesson starts with an overview of the history and art of the time period. The succinct coverage is augmented by suggested web links/books/videos but there are also full-color reproductions (in various sizes) of period works included in the book. Sidebar information includes research questions and learning objectives rounding out the instruction. The lesson then moves into the doing art portion with clearly stated assignments, lists of needed supplies, student and author examples, and step-by-step illustrations. For instance, Lesson 5 is Art Nouveau and Symbolism (an ism I missed earlier) which is coordinated with the BF lessons on The Jungle and teaches us that Art Nouveau was an attempt to apply a new look to all of the applied arts while Symbolism was dramatically different – artists defining their art with dramatic emotions rather than story telling. Among the developments of the period; posters became a fine art medium for the first time. The activity for this lesson is designing a decorative initial in the Art Nouveau style.

    Help is available for the young artist (and/or his teacher). The KnoodleU.com website (book purchaser is entitled to access) contains tutorials, resources, tips, quizzes and even mid-term exams. Use of the DK book, Art, is suggested to augment the lessons and provide additional visuals (there's some nudity in the DK book and the author addresses this question helpfully and cautiously). A very helpful timeline that includes world events, art events, art projects and the BF book list is provided.

    Easily a stand-alone art class – or more by just adding the BF books as read alongs, this a perfect complement to the entire Beautiful Feet course and will provide the student with an excellently rounded-out history/humanities course. 65 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 040246
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  • Item #: 034889
    ISBN: 9780912517261
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    This book is ideal for supplementing any art curriculum. It offers brief biographies of 100 great artists. One page is devoted to each biography, along with a drawing or picture of that artist. It covers Monet, Picasso, Grandma Moses, Audubon, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Matisse, Kandinksy, and tons of others, including many you may not recognize. The interesting, informative biographies recount the artists' lives from their births, through their major life events and works of art, to their deaths. While not packed with details, the biographies offer enough information for students to learn the basics about each artist's life. This book should be sufficient for those wanting to complete an overall study of the artists but not an in-depth study. The biographies are arranged in chronological order, so students can read straight through the book or you can use it as a reference for artists mentioned in your art curriculum. Several trivia questions and an index are included. 112 pgs.

  • Item #: 007278
    ISBN: 9781449482138
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    A whirlwind tour of art through the ages!  Beginning with prehistoric art and concluding with 21st-century art, this book covers over 100 artists from around the world and their unique styles. It is by no means your typical art textbook, as it is more of a “crash course” in art history.  The book incorporates more than 350 illustrations (half in full-color) and provides succinct biographical essays regarding the different artists and the styles they represent. There are also informative sidebars and timelines to give you an even greater insight into each period of art history covered.  Art forms discussed include cave paintings, architecture, sculptures, paintings in many different mediums, pottery, photography, and much, much more. Specific artists are discussed briefly in each section as well. Nudity is present in a small percentage of the pictures.  A visual, comprehensive overview for an older student to help them fully appreciate art in all forms. 222 pgs with index, pb. 3rd edition. ~ elise

  • Item #: 064220
    ISBN: 9781942454106
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    Fashion design meets some basic art history in a creative set for your aspiring artiste! 5 sheets of clothing stencils pop in and out of the book for storage/use. See examples of rococo, impressionism, pointillism, cubism, abstract, art nouveau and more – then apply those styles to your own fashion designs. A spiral pad of 40 mannequins await your fashion flair! Includes stickers. 10.5x9.5”

  • Item #: 045026
    ISBN: 9780981552323
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    If you've used one of Amy Pak's Time Travelers CD-ROMs, you'll have an idea of what you can expect in this art appreciation Activity Pak. If not, well, then you're just in for a treat! This CD-ROM contains all the files and instructions you need to create an art appreciation lapbook, file folder game, and a sketchbook. The CD is very well-organized and easy to navigate. You'll start by creating the individual booklets and paper organizers that make up the lapbook, including the booklet of art media, a timeline of art styles and movements, organizing a whole "exhibition" of booklets for 33 famous artists, creating a very cute "paint box vocabulary" booklet defining artistic terms, and painting your own masterpieces in the styles of ten artists. When you've completed everything, the assembly instructions show you how to put it all together in a very attractive, information-packed lapbook. You'll also enjoy creating your own file folder game, "Art Gallery." Files for the board, instructions, pieces and cards are all provided, so you can print, cut, assemble and play! You will probably want to print the art reproduction cards used in the game on a color printer. Files are also included to print and assemble a 5 ½" x 8 ½" sketchbook for sketching or journaling with artist quotes on every page. One thing I love about Amy Pak's products is that they are always well-designed and attractive, and this one is no exception – based on the files on the CD, your finished projects will be beautiful! Win/Mac compatible, requires Adobe reader, a free download. – Jess

  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
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    Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. John

  • Item #: 010814
    ISBN: 9781939394019
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  • Item #: 052097
    ISBN: 9780794529239
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  • Item #: 015703
    ISBN: 9781936648412
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  • Item #: 015683
    ISBN: 9781936648405
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  • Item #: 007846
    ISBN: 9781615381944
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    Enhance your child's study of art with these beautiful 5"x 7" art prints. Each set includes works of art from several different artists and art movements and is coordinated with the Classical Core Curriculum for grades K through 2 by Memoria Press.
  • Item #: 063599
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  • Item #: 057663
    ISBN: 9781579129569
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    Some art books are too young, some are too much, well this one is juuuust right for your middle schoolers. Young readers can have a look at famous artists like Van Eyck & Vermeer, Manet & Monet, Klimt & Munch as they also learn art vocabulary. Explore 32 different artists! Lots of color photos and illustrations bring the text to life. Everything from cave paintings to portraiture to learning about museums! You could read it front to back or use it as a reference when looking at a certain time period or location. It is a lovely hardcover book that is certainly gift-worthy. Inside the front cover is an 8.5 x 8.5" envelope with five coloring pages outlining works from Dali, Cassatt, Seurat, Monet, and DaVinci. Add some Prismacolor pencils and you will have one happy young artist! Hc, 96pp, 10x10". ~ Sara

  • Item #: 023515
    ISBN: 9780486433813
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    In the same vein as Color Your Own ___ Masterpieces, this sturdy paperback displays black line reproductions of 60 masterpiece paintings, each by a different artist. A small, full-color representation of each work appears on the book's cover. Consult the original painting to reproduce the artist's hues, or try your hand at choosing your own palette. A section of notes at the back gives a single-paragraph biography of each of the 60 artists. As many art books do, this one contains a bit of nudity. 8.25" x 11", 126 pages. ~Rachel Perry
  • Item #: 020171
    ISBN: 9780531225400
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  • Item #: 006757
    ISBN: 9780880621397
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    Another fascinating Bible history book by Ruth Beechick, author of Adam and His Kin. The product of much research and knowledge of ancient history and the Bible, it is suitable for teens or adults as a short course in ancient history. But, more than that, it is the story of truth - and how that truth has come to be perverted through history. It is the story of righteous and wicked men and kings. It is the story of civilizations - how and where they sprung up and flourished. It's the story of our roots. The historical and literary evidences of Biblical truth, the tracing of the recorded truth that eventually became our Bible, and the chronology of our "family tree" are masterfully woven together in this extremely readable text. Throughout Ruth's narrative, we can see the origins of false religions and flawed world views. Taking us through Genesis 1-11, it contains six units, corresponding to the "books" written by the earliest recorders of history. Using the King James translation, each unit begins with the actual Scripture to read. A Scripture study includes activities to help students understand the reading - activities such as drawing maps, listing genealogies, memorizing key verses, noting specific words used, comparing the reading to other Scriptures, etc. Topic studies address particular references in the Scripture reading and expand on them, using historic, literary, and linguistic sources. Ruth's many insights and expert compilation of information make these studies engrossing. Each topic is followed by questions that can be answered orally or in writing. Further study has the student do a little research and reporting of his own. In these sections, source books and other readings are recommended. There are also suggestions for several correlating writing projects. If using the study with several students, you may want to assign each a different one. Other types of activities are also included, varying by unit. The book is recommended for use independently for junior high and up, or for a family study with children of all ages. I know my eight-year-old would enjoy this study as much (or more) as my older children. I would be surprised if parents purchasing this book as an independent course for their older children didn't end up reading it from cover to cover themselves.

  • Item #: 000613
    ISBN: 9780312380052
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    What would it be like to be the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego Velázquez? To grind his paints, stretch his canvases, and clean his paint brushes every day? This fictional novel by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño gives a creative look into the life of Juan de Pareja, the slave of Velázquez. Throughout, Juan tells of his master's life through his own eyes - what it was like to watch Velázquez paint, to accompany him on the errands of the King, and to learn to paint in secret by watching his master's technique, as such work was forbidden to slaves. Little is known for certain about Velázquez and Juan's relationship, but the author does a wonderful job drawing from what is known to create this enjoyable Newberry Medal book with a bittersweet ending. 180 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 063848
    ISBN: 9781615386017
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      This is your project and lesson guide for 3rd grade Memoria Press curriculum. It includes 14 projects each to be completed in a 30-45 minute lesson with about 1-15 students. You can easily use this book at home with one or a few children--no problem. A materials list is at the front of the book and includes pretty common household art supplies like white paper, construction paper, scissors, brushes, glue and paints. A few items you will also need are butcher paper, colored chalk, decoupage glue, glow in the dark paint, a hole puncher, wood skewers and yarn. The goal is to build a general understanding of color theory, basic art techniques, and some art history that will reinforce your MP curriculum. All you need to know as the teacher is right there on the lesson page for you. You are told what to say and given the answers to questions you will ask the students. Easy-peasy even for the non-artiste instructor! In the back are some reproducible templates to use in the activities, followed by short quizzes over the lesson content. These are well organized lessons that will be a peach to implement. Specific books mentioned in the lessons are Charlotte’s Web and The Moffats. 75pp, sc ~ Sara

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  • Item #: 061774
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