Art of Freedom: How Artists See America (Rise and Shine)

by National Geographic Learning

Paperback, 2008

Status

Available

Collection

Publication

First Avenue Editions (2008), Edition: 1, 32 pages

Description

What is America? Shape a fascinating image of the United States through the eyes of eighteen artists who have painted, sculpted, and photographed the U.S. landscape and culture.

User reviews

LibraryThing member jfe16
What is America? Is it amber waves of grain? Is it a cityscape at night?

The works of eighteen artists, ranging from Samuel Anderson Robb’s “Baseball Player” to Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Brooklyn Bridge” to Judy Chicago’s “Rainbow Shabbat, provide the answers as their works evoke a strong sense of place. Pairing compelling statements that help to define America with a striking piece of artwork, the author has provided young readers with a varied and colorful portrait of our nation as the artists, expressing themselves in their own way, answer the questions with their art.

A special “How Artists See America” section at the end of the narrative provides young readers with a brief note about each of the artists.

Highly recommended.
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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

32 p.; 10.5 inches

ISBN

1580138810 / 9781580138819

Barcode

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