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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 900L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Ltf edition (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419701630
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419701634
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Chuck Close is one of the most recognized American artists of our time, known for his large-scale portraits of friends, fellow artists, and himself. Close has painted, drawn, and printed using airbrush bursts, paper pulp, pencil scribbles, thumbprints, and multicolor brushstrokes. He lives and works in New York City.


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I have so much respect for Chuck Close as an artist and a human being.
Discriminating Reader
The book is a large size with all the colorful pages showing not only the actual art, but also a grid of how the huge canvas of the artist develops.
L. Berger
It is thereofre with great relief that we come across Chuck Close: Face Book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on May 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The autobiography assignment. Oh, it exists. It exists and children's librarians know to fear it. At a certain time of year a child will approach the reference desk and utter the dreaded words, "I have to read an autobiography of somebody famous". Never mind that while biographies are plentiful, good autobiographies come out once in a blue moon and, when they are written for kids, tend to be about children's authors anyway (See: Jack Gantos, Beverly Cleary, Jerry Spinelli, Walter Dean Myers, Jean Fritz, etc.). If a kid wants somebody famous in a field other than writing, the pickings are slim. You might find a good Ruby Bridges book or To Dance by Siena Siegel or that children's autobiography Rosa Parks wrote. Beyond that, you're on your own. It is thereofre with great relief that we come across Chuck Close: Face Book. Sure, I'm relieved that at long last there's an autobiography for kids by someone outside the children's literary sphere, but what really thrills me is the sheer splendor of the thing. Chock full of gorgeous full-color reproductions of Close's work and biographical info, the real treat is at the center of the book. It's a game, it's informative, it's what we all needed but didn't know it yet.

Culled from interview questions lobbed at the artist Chuck Close by P.S. 8's 5th grade students, this is a title that is part Q&A, part explanation of artistic techniques, and part flip book. From his earliest days Chuck had the makings of an artist. Which is to say, he was a bedridden kid whose poor health enabled him to draw. His parents encouraged Chuck's desire and though he was not a particularly good student in other areas, in art he thrived.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Discriminating Reader on August 31, 2012
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I have so much respect for Chuck Close as an artist and a human being. As a former public school art teacher I wish I'd had this book when I was teaching. It really is fun to look at and Mr. Close is so accessable. He shares so much with anyone who takes a moment to listen and this book is no exception. Parents read this book with your kids!
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Fun book! My grandson was fascinated!! Great service. Fast delivery!
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By Steve Watkins on July 5, 2014
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great book.
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Selected self-portrait images by Close in very different approaches are scaled to identical size, and split so one can play interchangeable thirds with amusing but also fascinating results.
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