Why is Art Full of Naked People? And Other Vital Questions About Art

Author(s): Susie Hodge; Henry Plummer; Claire Goble

Art & Design

Why is Art Full of Naked People? is an irreverent and informative primer that asks tricky questions about what makes art art. What is with all the fruit? Why is art so weird nowadays? There are questions about how art views the world, from cave paintings through to Cubism, from the Renaissance to contemporary art, questions about different genres, including still-life painting, landscapes and portraits, and questions about the role and value of art in the past and today.

Artists ask questions when they make art and viewers ask questions when they look at art; this book provides an engaging way for young people to explore asking and answering questions for themselves. The book is structured around twenty-two questions, each one tackled over two spreads. Through this provocative approach it offers an introduction to art history and a toolkit to enable young people to feel confident asking questions, searching for answers, and "reading" art for themselves.


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Lively in design, with reproduced artworks, doodles and variegated text... A chatty discussion of art and its meanings, both commercial and cultural.

General Fields

  • : 9780500650806
  • : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : 0.535239
  • : October 2016
  • : 264mm X 190mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susie Hodge; Henry Plummer; Claire Goble
  • : Hardback
  • : 916
  • : English
  • : 701
  • : 96