The Book of Art for Young People


Read by Kara Shallenberg

(4.5 stars; 12 reviews)

This is a charming book on Art History for children (and everyone else). Each chapter focuses on a great painting, reproduced in color in the original text. The authors explain the story behind the paintings, as well as the life, times, and techniques of the artists.

You may find downloadable versions of all sixteen paintings at http://www.archive.org/details/Book_of_Art_Illustrations_lv, and you can easily do a google search for the other artworks mentioned in the book. (Summary by Kara)

(4 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Introduction 14:59 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Thirteenth Century in Europe 18:55 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Richard II 21:06 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Van Eycks 21:09 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Renaissance 19:20 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Raphael 17:57 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Renaissance in Venice 14:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Renaissance in the North 15:37 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Rembrandt 21:37 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Peter de Hoogh and Cuyp 12:58 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Van Dyck 13:34 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Velasquez 16:12 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Reynolds and the Eighteenth Century 15:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Turner 15:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Nineteenth Century 13:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

Quite good audio book

(3.5 stars)

Great descriptions and facts,reader OK,detailed and most satisfactory

the term "young people " is misleading.

(4.5 stars)

Excellent research anyone studying or having an interest in art would enjoy this book. Voice is very clear without being monotonous.