Immerse yourself in the amazing world of art in this beautiful book with text by Helena Hunt, stylishly illustrated by the inimitable print-maker James Brown.
What is art, and how have we used it to express ourselves throughout history? From cave painting right up to pop art; the Renaissance to twentieth-century sculpture, discover the stories behind great movements, processes and artists – both the household names and the perhaps not-so-familiar. Covering thirty topics, including printing, pigment, ceramics and pattern and photography, as well as Impressionism, Romanticism and Surrealism, this is a thoughtful and easily digestible approach to a huge subject.

About the Creators:

Helena Hunt is a television producer with a background in history and the arts. Her work includes the BBC art history series Civilisations.
James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Trained as a textile and surface print designer, he worked in textiles for ten years. He then branched out into illustration and has worked with the V&A and Guardian. His books include A World of Information, A World of Discovery and A World of Plants.



Helena Hunt


James Brown





Trim Size

278 x 375 mm

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Age Range

9 – 12

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