- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: October 2, 2018
- Price: $24.99
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 11
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3211-9
- EAN: 9781419732119
- Page Count: 128
- Illustrations: fully illustrated
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: North America
A History of Pictures takes young readers on an adventure through art history. From cave paintings to video games, this book shows how and why pictures have been made, linking art to the human experience. Hockney and Gayford explain each piece of art in the book, helping young minds to grasp difficult concepts. The book tracks the many twists and turns toward artistic invention, allowing readers to fully appreciate how and why art has changed and includes an illustrated timeline of inventions. All new illustrations by Rose Blake add a personal perspective on a wide variety of images. A History of Pictures will inspire creative minds and help them to understand the legacy of the pictures we see today. The book also includes a bibliography and index.
**STARRED REVIEW**— Kirkus Reviews
"A brilliant, knockout collaboration—one that will continue to excite, provoke, and engage kids and their grown-ups."
"The authors’ knowledge and insight, shared in clear, straightforward language, helps readers understand how various artistic techniques and tools have been similar through the ages."— School Library Journal
About the authors
David Hockney is one of the world’s most popular artists. He lives in Los Angeles. MartinGayford’s many books include Rendez-vous with Art with Philippe de Montebello. He lives in Cambridge, England. Rose Blake is an illustrator and the daughter of famous artist Peter Blake. She lives in London.