Author: Catherine de Duve
Publisher: Kate'Art Éditions
Discover Klimt's life and work as you read, draw and play Discover Vienna in 1900 The Viennese Art and its artists Enter the secret garden Of the famous painter Gustav Klimt Waltz with his fascinating goddesses And their jewels made of golden arabesques Take a turn in boat On a peaceful lake In an enchanted orchard, Under an apple tree Dream of the softness of a kiss... The Kiss, Danaë, Judith and the Head of Holofernes: share a fun moment with your family while discovering Klimt's major paintings thanks to this richly illustrated book! ABOUT THE COLLECTION Put yourself in the shoes of an artist or an explorer and learn all there is to know about art and history! Whether it is as a museum guide, a temporary exhibition catalog or a monograph, each book from the "Happy Museum" collection can be read while visiting a museum, an exhibition or simply at home. The concept is entertaining and interactive so that children can learn while having fun! Throughout the pages, you will find some games, observations, thoughts, creations, drawings and art history notions. Thanks to this varied and interactive content, children will be able to assimilate technical and theoretical notions like “still life”, “watercolors” and “impressionism”, which are sometimes abstract and difficult to understand. From 4 years old and for the whole family (parents, grandparents and teachers). ABOUT THE AUTHOR Catherine de Duve is an art historian and a painter. She worked for the Royal museums of Belgium’s educational services and created teaching workshops at the Brussels Foundation for Architecture. In 2000, she launched her own publishing house with a brand new concept. Advised by the director of MAC (Grand Hornu), she created the international collection “Happy Museum”, dedicated to a young audience. Catherine de Duve is also published by RMN, Hatier and Alice editions, and works with dozens of international museum curators. Thanks to this ebook, the whole family will learn more about: • Vienna in 1900 • The Art Nouveau • Klimt's life • His masterpieces
Author: James Patty
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
" Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) was a colorful and controversial Italian painter, talented musician, a notable comic actor, a prolific correspondent, and a successful satirist and poet. His paintings, especially his rugged landscapes and their evocation of the sublime, appealed to Romantic writers, and his work was highly influential on several generations of European writers. James S. Patty analyzes Rosa’s tremendous influence on French writers, chiefly those of the nineteenth century, such as Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, George Sand, and Théophile Gautier. Arranged in chronological order, with numerous quotations from French fiction, poetry, drama, art criticism, art history, literary history, and reference works, Salvator Rosa in French Literature forms a narrative account of the reception of Rosa’s life and work in the world of French letters. James S. Patty, professor emeritus of French at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Dürer in French Letters . He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Author: Andrea Beaty
The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion. Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should. Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children’s characters, and they have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their dreams and passions. Now in her own charming and witty picture book, determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question “Why?,” is destined to join these two favorites. The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams.
Author: Peter Sís
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
A trip around a city block is like a trip around the world! Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet Madlenka's neighbors -- the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the Latin American grocer, a retired opera singer from Germany, an African American school friend, and the Asian shopkeeper -- and look through die-cut windows to the images and memories they have carried from old country to new, we can see that Madlenka's block is as richly varied as its inhabitants. And why is Madlenka going around the block, jumping for joy? Her tooth is loose, and she wants everyone to know! Madlenka is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.
Author: Fiona McIntosh
Publisher: Harper Collins
Destined by blood to command the Morgravian army, Wyl Thirsk assumes his awesome responsibility while barely a teenager when his father meets an early death -- a duty that calls him to the royal palace of Stoneheart and into the company of the crown prince Celimus. Already a spiteful and cruel despot who delights in the suffering of others, Celimus forces his virtuous new general to bear witness to his depraved "entertainments." But a kindness to a condemned witch in her final agonizing hours earns young Thirsk a miraculous bequest, at the same time inflaming the wrath of his liege lord. With dread war looming in the north, Wyl must obey the treacherous dictates of Celimus and embark on a suicidal journey to the court of an ancient enemy -- armed with a strange and awesome secret that could prove both boon and curse. For unless he accepts Myrren's gift, it will surely destroy him . . . and the land he must defend as well.
Author: Jack Challoner
Build, create, invent, and discover 28 awesome experiments and activities with Maker Lab. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and supporting STEAM education initiatives, Maker Lab has 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun. Explaining science through photographs and facts that carefully detail the "why" and "how" of each experiment using real-world examples to provide context, each activity is appropriate for kids ages 8-12 years old and ranked easy, medium, or hard, with an estimated time frame for completion. Requiring only household materials, young makers can build an exploding volcano, make bath fizzies, construct a solar system, make an eggshell geode, and more. With a foreword by Jack Andraka, a teen award-winning inventor, Maker Lab will help kids find their inner inventor to impress friends, family, and teachers and create winning projects for science fairs and school projects.
Author: Betti-Sue Hertz
Transmission is a comprehensive examination of the relationship between the work of renowned surrealist Roberto Matta (1912–2002) and his son, conceptual artist, Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978). The book explores how Matta-Clark's exposure to artistic circles of his father's generation influenced the direction that his art would take, and how that played a role in the evolution of 1970s conceptual art. Essays draw parallels between the way each artist absorbed artistic and cultural trends to conceive new significant models for art. Sculpture, paintings, and works on paper by Matta, and sculpture, photographs, and works on paper by Matta-Clark are illustrated.
Author: Gärard Genette
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
A palimpsest is "a written document, usually on vellum or parchment, that has been written upon several times, often with remnants of erased writing still visible". Originally published in France in 1982, Gerard Genette's PALIMPSESTS examines the manifold relationships a text may have with prior texts on the same document.
Author: Joseph Jacobs
How to get into this book. Knock at the Knocker on the Door, Pull the Bell at the side, Then, if you are very quiet, you will hear a teeny tiny voice say through the grating "Take down the Key." This you will find at the back: you cannot mistake it, for it has F. F, in the wards. Put the Key in the Keyhole, which it fits exactly, unlock the door and Walk In. -- Half title verso.
Author: Robyn Mundell, Stephan Lacast
Publisher: Dualmind Publishing
In this unique blend of science and fantasy, fourteen-year old Bernard journeys inside his father's brain. There he discovers a galaxy, infinite and alive, and is soon caught up in an epic war between the two sides of his dad's brain over their most precious resource: mental energy.
Author: Truus Matti
When Linus Muller takes over making deliveries for his family's Manhattan grocery store in 1943, including bringing a crate of oranges every other week to an artist from Europe, the two become friends as they discuss war, the future, freedom, and imagination.
Author: Franco Cologni, Bruno Ehrs
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
This volume commemorates Vacheron Constantin's uninterrupted 260-year history devoted to watchmaking excellence. Geneva-based Vacheron Constantin has maintained its reputation for producing exceptional timepieces, from its first watch circa 1760 to its extraordinary mechanical watches of today. Highly collectible, these prestigious timepieces are conceived as much to seduce by their elegance as to provide precision timekeeping. With specially commissioned photographs, the book traces the rich history of the manufacture and includes an informative catalog of timepieces and a guide to the watchmaker's art. An unwavering commitment to excellence is the firm's hallmark; the heritage of 260 years of unique artistic and technical expertise.
Author: Caroline Mignot
In the French capital there are maestros who know how to transform the most basic ingredients into transcendent delicacies. There are young artisans, trained in Paris or abroad, creating daring fusions of exotic flavors, in interesting, innovative spaces. But, where are the best of the best to be found? The immense choice of addresses makes it hard for anyone but a true insider to pick. Caroline Mignot has crisscrossed Paris in search of sugary delights and knows them all. Here, she guides the reader in the search for the best classics as well as new creations. My Sweet Paris: The Top 150 Places for Dessert in Paris starts with a section of copious and mouth-watering tasting notes by type of dessert/sweet followed by a complete address book to find each place.