A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings

David Hockney, Martin Gayford, and Rose Blake (Illustrator)



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.

ISBN 9781419732119
List price $26.99
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
Year of publication 2018