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Pictures Every Child Should Know A Selection of the World's Art Masterpieces for Young People [Kindle Edition]

Mary Schell Hoke Bacon

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Product Description

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 597 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TS1NQO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,561 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, but kindle version is flawed Oct. 11 2011
By Israel Drazin - Published on
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This book is excellent, but the kindle version is flawed. The author tells her readers that she is presenting a selection of the world's art masterpieces for the enjoyment and education of children. She introduces her book with a history of art. This history includes some quaint ideas such as that some art pieces reveal that men in some ancient cultures wore their beards in bags, covering them as they cover their body with clothes. She also describes art in different cultures. In her description of art in the US, for example, we read of paintings that were done by a group of artists, each focusing on a different part of the painting, such as one on sky and others on landscape, water, people, animals, and the like. She also reveals how some portrait artists did not disclose the truth about the subject being painted. She feels that there are over 1,000 pictures that young people should know "since he can hardly know too much of a good thing." But because of space requirements she could only include 48.

She wrote a separate introduction describing the life and events of every artist whose pictures she intends to show. These introductions are very well written, informative, and interesting, and read almost like short novels. For example, she tells about one great painter who had a shrewish wife who constantly harassed him, who hated his paintings, stopped him from becoming a still better painter, and turned him into a thief and a forger of other great painter's paintings. When he was dying of fever, she stayed away from him; afraid she would catch his illness. So he died alone. But later, in her old age, when admirers looked at her husband's painting, she would approach them and say, do you know who is the woman in the painting, it's me.

Then she describes the pictures she intends to show. But then the flaw appears. The kindle edition does not have the pictures. This book deserves 4 or 5 stars, but because of the flaw, I gave it just 3. I would recommend this book in paper format, if it contains the pictures. It would then be a good book for teen-agers and above, including adults.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Where are the Pictures?! Feb. 24 2012
By Trina Bambina - Published on
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I downloaded this book for my Fire, hoping that the book had been corrected and that the pictures were now included, but alas, nary a picture to be found. What good, pray tell, is a picture book with no pictures?! Will this be corrected? Who knows...

The low rating is for the Kindle edition, not the book itself.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Painting book March 1 2012
By C. Yates - Published on
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this book was a good read but I was disappointed there were no pictures showing children the pictures they need to know.. Pictures would have been so much more meaningful. I purchased this for my Kindle from Amazon.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book Feb. 15 2013
By nathanphall - Published on
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This is a good app that works well with the system and we have had no problems with this app so far. The actual book was informative and has some really nice bits in it good for kids doing work for school.
1.0 out of 5 stars no pics=1* (how can kids learn fine art without a picture?) Sept. 10 2012
By Kindle Customer - Published on
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i enjoyed some of the write ups i read, but there is no table of contents so you can't go directly to a particular artist (it gives chapters, but you have to "guesstimate" where you'd find that location). it has a fantastic index at the back (showing artists, schools of painting, titles of painting, cities, galleries) but NO WAY to find where any of these topics are. you can search for the items (awkward & time consuming), and back to the "fatal flaw"...THERE ARE NO PICTURES!!!

Samer Hussein...since you can't understand our poor reviews, do you have a kindle e-book that HAS pictures, & if so, how do i find it???

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