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Where in the World?: Around the Globe in 13 Works of Art

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Through the works of some of the world's most famous artists, the reader can pay a virtual visit to 13 different places and times without even getting up. The world tour begins in Japan and then hops over to Australia, followed by a stop on the beautiful island of Tahiti.
Hardcover, 31 pages
Published December 31st 2006 by Millbrook Press
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Janet
Jul 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Another of Raczka's unique perspective art books imed at young peopple, but full of info for adults as well. This one is 13 paintings depicting international scenes, some are well known artists, others are lesser known. I particularly liked the painting as well as the info regarding "A View of Delft with a Musical Instrument Seller'd Stall" by Carel Fabritius--his connection to Rembrandt and Vermeer was interesting. I will be looking for photos of his 12 paintings that have survived.

A truly uniq
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Lisa Vegan
Nov 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: children and anyone who wants an informative and entertaining introduction to art history
This is another outstanding art book for children; I’ve been finding many which is terrific.

It’s a combination art, art history, history, and even world geography book.

There are 13 essays, each accompanied by a work of art. Obviously, it’s not comprehensive but there’s a good sampling.

Shown are paintings, photography, cloth, collage, environmental art.

There are artists from different countries and different time periods and different styles and different personal backgrounds.

The last work of art
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bjneary
Feb 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Art students
Shelves: nonfiction

Where in the World? Around the Globe in 13 Works of Art will give any individual a taste of fine art from a variety of cultures. Not only does the reader get an introduction to various art forms including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and collage but he/she is also given insight into the time period and culture where these works were created. This book highlights key works of art through crisp reproductions and interesting text that informs one about the artist and the work of a
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Kay
Nov 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Where in the World? Around the Globe in 13 Works of Art, by Bob Raczka, has turned out to be my newest favorite book for Kate. It’s a collection of 13 works of art from around the world (duh, you probably got all that from the title) with a page describing the geographical location of the piece as well as the artist and the time he/she lived in. It’s written for kids, so the language isn’t a stumbling block but, thankfully, it’s not sing-songy either.
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Clarissa
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it
This is an interesting book, showing 13 works of art from around the world. The author did not choose well known art, instead selecting interesting works that must have appealed to him.

There is a page of text about each work of art and the artist who created it.
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