The interactive art book / Ron Van Der Meer ; Frank Whitford.

Discusses various techniques used by artists to create the desired effects in sixty works of art and invites the reader to examine some of these techniques with the aid of color wheels, 3-D glasses, pop-ups, puzzles, and an activity book with instruction for simple art projects.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Van Der Meer, Ron, 1945-
Other Authors: Whitford, Frank.
Format: Book
Published: San Rafael, CA : Insight Editions, 2013
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Paper engineer Van der Meer and author Whitford team up for an investigation of art that features pop-ups, flaps, transparencies, and other elements. The spreads focus on methods of creation, light and color, movement, pattern, storytelling, and subject matter, with 60 reproductions included. Among Van der Meer's pop-ups are 3D extrapolations of two paintings, which let children explore perspective and contemplate Velasquez's intentions in painting Las Meninas. Transparencies help decode composition, and Calder-style mobile pieces and a paper phenakistoscope that creates the illusion of movement encourage children to approach art with their hands as much as their minds. Ages 6-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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