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A Child's History of Art
V. M. Hillyer
Divided into three sections: painting, sculpture, and architecture, V. M. Hillyer’s art history for children is just as engaging as his famous history for children. Each section covers the history of that art form chronologically, beginning with ancient civilizations. With chapter titles such as “Ü and Jr.” for the chapter describing Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein the Younger, or “Speaking of Spaniards” for the chapter describing El Greco, Velasquez, and Murillo, the book is full of interesting details that help children distinguish the differences between artists and their styles. It is illustrated with a representational painting or sculpture for each artist studied, or each style discussed. Additional works that are famous or might be of interest are mentioned in the text, and can be looked up at one of the museum sites listed below. This book is an excellent overview of the subject for all grades in the grammar stage.