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Princeton Architectural Press Spring 2018

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Draw Like an Artist: Pop Art
By (author): Patricia Geis
9781616897017 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / Drawing Feb 20, 2018 Print Run: 7500
$21.99 CAD
Forthcoming 9.5 x 11.75 x 0.5 in Princeton Architectural Press
When Pop Art burst on the art scene in the 1950s as a reaction against abstract expressionism, it found instant favor with its colorful use of images from advertising, signs, soup cans, Coke bottles, and even comic strips. This playfulness is front and center inDraw Like an Artist: Pop Art: a collection of eighteen fun and colorful activities for aspiring Warhols, Hockneys, and Lichtensteins ages ten and up, or anyone who enjoys working with color, pattern, and pop-culture imagery, and gaining a better understanding of the 20th century's most popular art movement. Sixteen perforated pages provide plenty of raw material for collage, drawing backgrounds, and inspiration.

Barcelona-based Patricia Geis is the author ofDraw Like an Artist: A Self Portrait Sketchbook, as well as the successful Meet the Artist! series

"This smart follow-up to Draw Like an Artist: A Self-Portrait Sketchbook introduces the movers and shakers of the Pop Art movement. Biographical sketches of 18 artists are accompanied by reproductions of one of their works, which become jumping-off points for readers' artistic explorations. Peter Blake's cover design for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band serves as an invitation for readers to create album covers, and Jasper Johns's flag imagery leads Geis to suggest that children "paint an ordinary, everyday object you've never given much thought to." The international scope of artists Geis discusses broadens the scope of the movement beyond Warhol and 1960s New York City, and her well-conceived activities treat children's artistic ambitions and potential with respect."
- Publishers Weekly

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