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Squares & Other Shapes: with Josef Albers

Category: Book
By (author): Albers, Josef
Series: First Concepts With Fine Artists
Subject:  ART / Design / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Size & Shape
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Size & Shape
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Published: September 2016
Format: Book-flexboard
Pages: 30
Size: 8.00in x 7.00in x 0.50in
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$ 17.75
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

An introduction to shapes through the acclaimed art of Josef Albers

The influential art of Josef Albers is used to teach shapes in this stylish read-aloud board book, which takes children through Albers' range of geometrics, one artwork per page, beginning with squares and returning to them as a familiar refrain throughout. The variance of colour, scale, and quantity adds to the richness of the visual arc, and the accompanying text provides a humorous and engaging commentary. Readers will not only learn their shapes, but also grow familiar with fine art in this second title in the 'First Concepts with Fine Artists' series. Includes a read-aloud `about the artist? at the end.

Review Quote*

"The second title in Phaidon's innovative series... The read-aloud board book features artwork from Albers' abstract collection, accompanied by engaging commentary."-Baby London

"Innovative and beautifully designed.. Offers early learners (and eager parents) the chance to find out about shapes and colours via the art of Josef Albers... New means through which little ones can learn the basics while absorbing some of the ideas of 20th century art."-Homes & Interiors Scotland

"Squares, circles, triangles and rectangles - all in different colours, all in different places, and all having fun... Albers' art is the perfect medium for teaching as the bright colours and simple shapes are eye-catching and lovely to look at. A great introductory learning tool."-Book Trust

Biographical Note

Josef Albers was a leading pioneer of 20th-century modernism, best known for his Homages to the Square paintings, and his publication Interaction of Color. Albers was a teacher, a writer, a painter, a colour theorist, and the first living artist to have a solo retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (in 1971).