You Call That Art?! Learn About Modern Sculpture and Make Your Own

David A. Carter and James Diaz. Abrams, $24.95 (48p) ISBN 978-1-4197-1307-1
This interactive guide to the history of sculpture comes packaged with die-cut cardboard shapes that can be used to assemble six sculptures the size of a sculptor’s maquette (“a small study of the sculpture,” Carter and Diaz explain). The authors succinctly introduce significant works of sculpture from antiquity to the present day, then profile 10 prominent modern sculptors including Rodin, Brancusi, Duchamp, Noguchi, and Calder. Carter and Diaz explore central themes of and concepts behind various works of art, amid substantial information about the artists and their work. A fresh, hands-on opportunity for readers to reconsider the way they think about art. Ages 8–up. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/22/2014
Release date: 10/07/2014
Genre: Children's
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