Even if your child shows an interest in natural sciences from an early age, it is still important and necessary to develop an interest in art in him. This will definitely come in handy for general development and outlook. Together with the MyBook subscription book service, the BeautyHack.ru editors have collected new book items and bestsellers from different publishers that will interest you from the first page. Our selection includes books for any age: from “100 World Masterpieces” from the famous “I Know the World” series for preschoolers to “99 stupid questions about art” by art critic and blogger Alina Nikonova for teenagers and their parents.
6-10 years old
"100 World Masterpieces", "I Know the World"
AST Publishing House
“100 World Masterpieces” from the most popular collection of AST “I Know the World” is an excellent art guide for preschoolers and primary school children. The authors of the book easily and easily tell about the fate and works of famous artists, architects, sculptors, filmmakers, writers, composers. The book can be read both from beginning to end and in accordance with the child's requests for the table of contents.
"Great Artists", O.D. Ushakova
Book-notebook for the first acquaintance of the child with the biographies of famous Russian and foreign artists. Each page contains a black and white portrait and a brief description of life and work. Convenient to take with you to a museum or gallery!
11-14 years old
"Leonardo da Vinci in 1 hour", Ekaterina Hortova
In Science in 1 Hour, look at the book about Leonardo Da Vinci. It contains a biography, interesting facts, as well as the secrets of success of one of the largest representatives of the art of the High Renaissance. The main feature of this biography from many others is the presentation of information: as it is said on the cover, the book is read easily and quickly. It definitely won't take more than 60 minutes!
"100 Famous Artists of the XIX-XX Centuries", Valentina Sklyarenko
This book contains a brief biography of artists of various trends of the XIX-XX centuries, as well as a description of the styles of fine art - from realism to the avant-garde.
"Who's Who in the World of Art", G. P. Shalaeva
AST Publishing House
The author of "Who's Who in the World of Art" answers the most unusual, but interesting questions that may arise among schoolchildren and adolescents: how did music appear and what was the first music, when did theater appear, what styles exist in painting and architecture and why they are so are called, etc. A real find for the development of erudition in all spheres and areas of art.
From 14 years old
“Incomprehensible art. From Monet to Banksy, Will Gompertz
Sinbad Publishing House
This book is aimed at teenagers 14+, but their parents will also be interested. Author Will Gompertz explains how to understand Impressionism, the avant-garde, and contemporary art. What is the meaning of Malevich's Black Square, what Andy Warhol had in mind when he depicted countless cans of tomato soup?
Breakfast at Sotheby's by Philip Hook
Publishing house "Azbuka-Atticus"
Philip Hook is a senior specialist in the Impressionist department and a member of the board of directors of the London auction house Sotheby's. In Breakfast at Sotheby's, he reflects on the commercial side of art: why some works by artists are worthless, while others sell for millions; some of the artists can boast of the makings of a businessman, and who are just lucky to become rich and famous. Special attention in the book is paid to the facts about the theft of "Mona Lisa" and instructions on how to distinguish a genuine masterpiece from a fake.
"Great artists: a big book of masters and eras", Paola Volkova
AST Publishing House
Paola Volkova is one of the most famous Soviet art historians, she taught at VGIK, and her lectures can be found on YouTube. High school students will be interested in her book "Great Artists: A Big Book of Masters and Eras" about the evolution of painting in the world - from the Renaissance to contemporary art. After reading, it will be easy to navigate museums and galleries or keep up a conversation with a company.
"99 stupid questions about art", Alina Nikonova
Eksmo Publishing House
Art critic and blogger Alina Nikonova in one book has collected the most frequent questions about art from people of different ages who love or are not interested in art at all. Some questions seem childish and naive, but at the same time significant for the general outlook, others are complex and even philosophical. But, having turned over the last page of the work, it will be possible to remember exactly and then discuss why Picasso wrote strange paintings, why not everyone understands contemporary art, how much everything that is in museums costs and who determines the price.