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The Art of the Body: For Children and Adults Hardcover – January, 2000

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A far cry from the dull art-history texts you dozed over in school, these whimsical board books use modern masterpieces---by Matisse, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and others---to introduce kids to colors, shapes, and parts of the body. Even the buttocks get their 15 minutes of fame in a David Hockney piece your preschooler is sure to find funny. The colorful trio provides a great simultaneous introduction to reading and the world of fine art. Who knows---they might even give the two of you something to talk about during your next museum trip. -- Parent's Magazine, February 1999

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This is the final book in the trilogy that also includes The Art of Shapes for Children and Adults and The Art of Colors for Children and Adults. The sales for this book were instantly strong, in part because there are so few books which teach children their body parts. Once again, every artist who was asked to participate agreed to be included in the book, showing the uniqueness and value of the book.

A portion of the proceeds from The Art of the Body for Children and Adults supports The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and its programs. The book was produced by Cecil B. Widdifield.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art (January 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0914357581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0914357582
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,830,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on June 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is targeted for kids but very good for the adult reader I love these series You can meet many wonderful artwork and artist
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As an aspiring art historian and teacher, I found this bood to be incredibly inspiring for adults and children. What a fun way to bridge basic knowledge about the human body to contemporary art. This book takes the familiar and links it to new concepts. We can all relate to the information in this little gem of a book!
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