From School Library Journal
Grade 5–8—Raimondo introduces six prominent Pop artists—Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, and George Segal. First she describes each man's creative technique, and then she invites readers to observe one of their well-known works by asking questions such as, "How do you think he used his brush?" Finally, she suggests projects that imitate the artists' methods. Most of the required materials can be found around the house or are readily available at a craft store, and written instructions for each project are easy to follow. The text is printed in a variety of fonts on brightly colored pages. Frequent words in bold and contrasting polygon text boxes might be distracting to some readers. Most of the illustrations are color photographs of art projects made by children and the author rather than pictures of the artists' works. Biographical information is limited to a paragraph about each artist on the final spread; as a result, this book doesn't stand alone as an introduction to the period, but is a good companion to more extensive overviews such as Anne Fitzpatrick's Late Modernism
(Creative Education, 2005).—Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT
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About the Author
, the author of Imagine That! Activities and Adventures in Surrealism, Picture This! Activities and Adventures in Impressionism
, and Express Yourself!: Activities and Adventures in Expressionism
, was the family programs coordinator at The Museum of Modern Art in New York for eight years. She lives in New York.