What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz - a wonderfully lively and accessible history of Modern Art by the BBC Arts Editor 'An essential primer not only for art lovers but for art loathers too' **** Express What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art, why your 5-year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? cuts through the pretentious art speak and asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. Your next gallery trip is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting. 'Robert Hughes's The Shock of the New redone à la Bill Bryson' ****Telegraph This book is essential reading for sceptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year - and are confused. It will also be enjoyed by readers of The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich and is a perfect primer to the subject for the student or beginner. Will Gompertz is the BBC Arts Editor and probably the world's first art history stand-up comedian. He was a Director at the Tate Gallery for 7 years. He has a particular interest in modern art and has written about the arts for The Times and the Guardian for over 20 years. In 2009, he wrote and performed a sell-out one-man comedy show about modern art at the Edinburgh Festival. He was recently voted one of the world's top 50 creative thinkers by New York's Creativity Magazine.
A new boy at school causes great excitement among Ruby's friends, especially Yasmin. She won't shut up about him. As if Ruby hasn't got better things to think about! A lesson on careers has got her wondering about her future. If being a Robin Hood gangsta doesn't work out, what will she do? Only when abandoned alone in a forest during a school trip does Ruby finally manage to escape all that boring boy talk. And there she makes the first in a series of surprising and exciting discoveries . . . Accurate and funny portrayals of the difficulties of being the youngest in the family, and the trials and tribulations of having a moody older brother and a bossy best friend . . .
*THIS IS A NOTEBOOK THAT YOU FILL IN WITH YOUR OWN NOTES*What are you looking at, huh? Do you ever get tired of asking that question when you're minding your own business and taking notes? Well, if I had people around me who stared at me strangely whilst I am writing or reading my notes then I sure as hell would. If you are in a situation much like the one described or simply want to pretend you are then this is the perfect notebook for you.It features 150 pages of lined paper each with 20 lines for your wonderful note-taking pleasure. Each page also has an additional title line at the top to help you organise your notes.This notebook is perfect for school/college/university, work and asking onlookers the age-old question: "what are you looking at?"
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This fascinating book, written in conjunction with the London National Portrait Gallery, examines what portraits are and what they can tell you about the sitter (and the artist) through examining some of the world’s greatest portraits. • Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. • Text type - Information book • There is a useful glossary and index of pictures on pages 44-45 and a quiz on page 47, where readers have to guess the portrait from a given detail. • Curriculum links - Art and design: the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers; History: Victorian Britain. • This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader
From cute to creepy and daft to deadly, this book celebrates some of the weirdest and craziest animals on the planet! Open the pages and discover strange creatures you could only imagine in your dreams... Except these bizarre animals really do exist! Discover the world's animal oddballs with colourful photographs, stat boxes, and That's Wild! quirky facts which will engage and entertain young readers. In a time when animals are increasingly under threat from habitat destruction, hunting, and other environmental dangers, it's ever more important that children learn about the extraordinary creatures of the natural world.
This story is about the life of a child with Down Syndrome that wants to be your friend. Lynn may look different than most children, but has many of the same likes and dislikes. Help your child discover what it means to accept and embrace a relationship with people who are different.