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Great book for fine art study,
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This review is from: The Usborne Book of Famous Paintings (Hardcover)I got this to simplify our art appreciation unit of home education. I appreciate the diversity of the paintings included, the fact that they are organized chronologically and include art as recent as the 1970s. I DO think the title of the Jackson Pollack painting is misprinted, but I have emailed the publisher and I'll see what they say. Otherwise it is a very interesting and simple way to study some famous works of art. It is hardcover and has 35 famous paintings in chronological order. They are wonderful quality prints with just enough information about each one. The book holds a couple of short paragraphs as well as "bubbles" on information around the painting to point out some of the key elements of the piece of art.
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Initial post: Apr 21, 2011 8:59:58 AM PDT
I can't tell if the title of the Jackson Pollock painting is misprinted just by reading your review. I'd have to see the page in question. However, you did spell Jackson Pollock wrong. I hope the book would be updated so it could cover at least till 1999!
In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 7:24:31 AM PDT
Bella's mum says:
It can be tricky to differentiate Pollock paintings, but the one in this book hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and both the museum and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation give it the title "Number 6" - so I don't think there is a mistake! I'm not sure what reference sources you have been looking at, but if you would like to find out more you can look at the museum website: www.mfah.org/
and specifically the page about "Number 6": http://www.mfah.org/artsearch.asppar1=1&p
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