The Painter's Eye by Sandra Jordan

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The authors introduce young readers to an appreciation of the magic of art through conversations with the artists themselves, while providing them with the necessary tools to begin a lifetime appreciation of paintings.

"Beautifully designed, organized, reasoned, and presented, an outstanding, mind-expanding book."--Kirkus Reviews, pointered review.

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year, New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age.
 

About Sandra Jordan

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Published May 1, 1991 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Grabbing the young reader's attention at the outset with a Frankenstein's monster entitled Made in Japan, Greenberg and Jordan carefully define terms and elucidate concepts in relation to specific paintings, using special vocabulary accurately while commendably avoiding academic jargon.

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In what PW called ``an ingeniously choreographed duet of text and image,'' the authors focus on essential elements of painting (line, shape, color), ultimately ``embracing the wellspring of art.'' Ages 10-up.

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