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13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know Hardcover – June 20, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: Children Should Know
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel (June 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791370448
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791370446
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this intriguing book, young readers will be introduced to the unsolved mysteries behind some of the world's greatest art and artists.

About the Author

ANGELA WENZEL is a museum educator in Germany. She is the author of numerous art books for children, including 13 Artists Children Should Know, 13 Paintings Children Should Know and 13 Sculptures Children Should Know (all by Prestel).

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on July 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
These aren't really art mysteries. What did Jesus look like? Where is the Ark of the Covenant? Who invented oil painting? What about Van Gogh's ear? Was Caravaggio assassinated?

The concept for this book is contrived -- these aren't interesting mysteries. And then we get such paltry glimpses of the artwork in question, little photographs instead of two-page spreads, that the book does not even make for a good art book.

Why?

That is the real mystery.
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p.s. Y-O-L-K.

Not y-o-k-e.

When it comes from an egg, it's a yolk. Page 45.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Carrington on September 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
While this book is very interesting and piques the curiosity of the reader, I question the information regarding Goya's The Family of Charles IV. The author attributes the missing face of the female figure to the deceased daughter of Charles, Maria Amalia. Many art historians attribute the missing facial features to the fact that the figure actually represented the future not-yet-chosen wife of Prince Ferdinand.
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By S. Kleinman-Dominguez on June 25, 2014
Format: Hardcover
My son loves it, also every adult who visits:)
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By M. H. on December 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My students love to read when they finish a project early and this is a great series of books for them to learn about art.
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By kristen on November 22, 2013
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I thought there were too many outdated and religious references. I thought there would be more intriguing art that children would enjoy.
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