The contributions to arts and culture by early Islamic empires is considerable. This book explores their great works of literature, as well as such artistic works as Arabesque art, calligraphy, mosques and tombs, palaces, weaving, textiles, metalware, pottery, carvings and molded plaster, and glassware.
This colorful book introduces young readers to the world of color. Readers will learn how an enormous range of colors can be made from just three primary colors. This title also explains the difference between warm colors and cool colors. The book uses famous works of art to show readers how color can be used to both show a scene and convey a message.
Rap is being used to teach reading in many schools today. It is a fun way to introduce sounds and rhymes, as well as beat. This books hilarious pictures of rapping reptiles will make children laugh and want to create their own rap verses. The funny rapping reptiles introduce their classifications, body structures, behavior, and food choices in a really cool way.
The movie is just startingbut what happened before that to get that movie in the theater? The Economics of Making a Movie takes an interesting look at the production process and financing of a big-budget film. Various links in the economic chain include finding someone to finance the film, casting and salaries, scouting locations, set design, contracting for laborers and technicians on the set, advertising costs, film distribution deals, and box office sales.
The concert is just startingbut what happened before that to get that concert on the stage? The Economics of a Rock Concert takes a fascinating look at the production process and financing of a stadium concert. Various links in the economic chain include ticket sales, management fees, advertising costs, and contracting for laborers to set up the stage, sound, and security.
Readers get a behind-the-scenes look at photographer Marc Crabtree as he introduces young readers to the exciting world of photography. Young readers will enjoy learning about the different tools and equipment Marc uses in his studio.
Meet Marcel Da Costa, the hip-hop artist. Marcels job involves doing what he loves bestdancing! Colorful, action-filled photos and engaging text introduce students to the world of professional dance and hip-hop culture.
Prepare to immerse yourself in the vibrant and breathtaking works of Michelangelo and other famous Renaissance artists. Painting in the Renaissance offers a telling look inside the art world of the Renaissance. Children will learn about the kinds of art and artists, patronage, and famous painters of the period.
This title invites young artists to look at lines. Readers will learn that there are many different kinds of lines-straight, curved, zigzag, thick, thin, vertical, horizontal, and more. This title features the work of well-known artists to show readers different ways line is used in works of art.
This title introduces young artists to the element of shape. Readers will learn how shapes of all kinds, including geometric shapes and the organic shapes found in nature, can be used in art. They will learn how artists use shapes to create patterns or make objects look nearby or far away.
Young artists will be drawn to this book as they learn about space as an element in art. Readers will learn how artists create the feeling of a three-dimensional space on a flat surface-by overlapping objects, by placing objects higher or lower in the picture, and in many other creative ways.
Young artists will feel inspired as they explore texture in famous works of art. Readers will learn that objects can have many kinds of textures. They will also learn how objects of different textures can be used in art and how artists can create the illusion of texture on a flat surface.
This title provides an introduction to form as an element in art. Readers will learn that many different three-dimensional forms are part of our world and are used in numerous ways by artists. They will also learn how artists can make objects look three-dimensional in a two-dimensional artwork.