How can you tell a Cubist painting from an Impressionist one? What's so romantic about Romantic art? In language fit for a young audience and with a focus on developing their artistic sensibilities, Art World introduces readers to major movements in Western art. An eye-catching design encourages close inspection of great works of art, and a personal tone invites reflection on the feelings those pieces evoke. Each book ends with a portrait of a famous artist from the genre. With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Romantic art and is encouraged to identify feelings and consider dreamlike subjects.
Kate Riggs is a Minnesota-based editor and author of children's and young adult nonfiction books. In 2012, her book Dolphins (Amazing Animals) was honored as the winner of the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Transitional Nonfiction.