The Art Book for Children (Hardcover)

The Art Book for Children By Ferren Gipson, Amanda Renshaw, Gilda Williams Cover Image


‘A perfect introduction to art for parents and children to enjoy together.’ – The Guardian

A brand-new combined, revised, and expanded edition of the ground-breaking, iconic art book series for children – perfect for readers aged 7-12

Two decades ago, Phaidon published the first volume in The Art Book for Children series (adapted especially for children from Phaidon’s iconic The Art Book), which quickly became beloved by children and parents the world over. To share its legacy with a new generation of readers, this combined, updated, and expanded edition pairs a selection of ‘best of’ artists from the original series with 30 brand-new contemporary entries.

This single volume features 60 artists through a wide range of large-scale, full-page reproductions of their artworks, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, video, prints, and installations from across time and space. Each page showcases defining artworks by the artists, combined with an interactive and informative conversation, giving relatable and memorable contexts for children, and inspiring a curiosity and appreciation for the Visual Arts that will continue into adulthood.

With a fresh new design, this book both features the ‘best of’ from the original two volumes, plus new entries, specially selected in collaboration with art historian and writer, Ferren Gipson.

Ages 7-12

About the Author

Ferren Gipson is an art historian, writer, and artist based in London. She is the author of The Ultimate Art Museum and Women’s Work, hosts the Art Matters podcast, and is a doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London. Ferren regularly delivers talks and hosts interviews, having worked with brands and institutions including TEDx, Tate, Esquire Magazine, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and more. She lives in London with her husband and son.

Amanda Renshaw is a curator, writer, editor, and book maker. She was the Editorial Director and Deputy Publisher at Phaidon Press for over 20 years and formerly a specialist in Impressionist and Modern Art at Christies.

Gilda Williams is a contemporary art critic, author, editor, and teacher. She was formerly Commissioning Editor for Contemporary Art at Phaidon and Managing Editor of Flash Art International.

Praise For…

Praise for The Art Book for Children (2005)

‘Designed to fire young imaginations into looking beyond the frame.’ – Time Out

‘Very inspiring.’ – The Guardian

‘A delightful book that will encourage readers, young and old, to see beyond the obvious.’ – The Good Book Guide

‘With beautiful reproductions and stimulating prompts, it's a book you'll return to again and again.’ – Junior

‘A real gem … If only, one can't help thinking, all art books were so much fun.’ – Independent

‘Draws young readers first into the subject, then deftly into the form, of paintings from the Mona Lisa to Warhol's Marilyn Monroe.’ – The Times

‘Stylish and exciting without being silly.’ – Sunday Times Culture

‘Bursting with exuberant questions and determined to open young eyes and minds.’ – Observer

‘Great fun to read … The tone is cheerfully irreverent and unpatronising.’ – Glasgow Herald

‘An excellent introduction to the world's greatest artists ... Classy and thought-provoking.’ – Daily Mail

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838667870
ISBN-10: 1838667873
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English