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Jules de Balincourt, Power Flower, 2010. Oil and acrylic on wood panel, 96 x 132 in. (243.8 x 335.3 cm). © Jules de Balincourt; image courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris. From Are You Experienced?: How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art by Ken Johnson, pages 22-23. Origination by ReproLine Mediateam, Munich

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ALSO AVAILABLE THE 13 ART SERIES Hardcover 91⁄2 x 11 in. 24 x 28 cm US$14.95 £9.99 Can.$16.95 Recommended for ages 8 and up

13 AMERICAN ARTISTS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW Brad Finger 978-3-7913-7036-1

13 ARTISTS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW Angela Wenzel 978-3-7913-4173-6

13 WOMEN ARTISTS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW Bettina Schuemann 978-3-7913-4333-4

13 MODERN ARTISTS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW Brad Finger 978-3-7913-7015-6

13 BUILDINGS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW Annette Roeder 978-3-7913-4171-2

13 PAINTINGS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW Angela Wenzel 978-3-7913-4323-5

13 SCULPTURES CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW Angela Wenzel 978-3-7913-7010-1

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13 ART MYSTERIES CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW ANGELA WENZEL For as long as people have been viewing the masterpieces in this book, they’ve been asking the same questions: Why is the Mona Lisa smiling? Who was that girl with the pearl earring? What made Magritte’s reading woman so frightened? These and other great mysteries of the art world are explored in this colorful, fun, and informative children’s book. Each masterpiece is presented in a double page spread with stunning reproductions, biographical information about the artist, historical context and the pressing questions themselves. From Bosch to Banksy, the mysterious life of Caravaggio to the strange room in Velazques’ Las Meninas, Surrealism to stolen art—young readers’ interests in some of the world’s great masterpieces will be piqued by the puzzles they offer and that remain unsolved to this day.

In this intriguing book, young readers will be introduced to the unsolved mysteries behind some of the world’s greatest art and artists.

ANGELA WENZEL is a museum educator in Germany. She is the author of numerous art books for children, including 13 Artists Children Should Know, 13 Paintings Children Should Know and 13 Sculptures Children Should Know (all by Prestel).

48 pages with 60 color illustrations Hardcover 91/2 x 11 in. / 24 x 28 cm 978-3-7913-7044-6 US$14.95 £9.99 Can.$16.95 Publication date: June 2011 Recommended for ages 8 and up

13 PHOTOS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW BRAD FINGER Some of the world’s most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berlin Wall; Lindbergh’s historic landing in Paris to Nelson Mandela’s release from prison; portraits of Albert Einstein, Princess Diana and the Beatles; the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, and the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—these and other history-making photographs are presented in double-page spreads that offer stunning reproductions of the images themselves, helpful background information on the events and people they portray, and perspectives on the circumstances that inspired them. Paging through these photographs, children will learn not only about people and events that changed the world, but how photographs preserve and help us understand these important moments.

This beautifully illustrated book explores some of the world’s iconic images, teaching children about the impact of photography on their world.

BRAD FINGER is the author of 13 Modern Artists Children Should Know and 13 American Artists Children Should Know (both by Prestel). He lives outside Chicago, Illinois.

48 pages with 60 color illustrations Hardcover 91/2 x 11 in. / 24 x 28 cm 978-3-7913-7047-7 US$14.95 £9.99 Can.$16.95 Publication date: June 2011 Recommended for ages 8 and up

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This fun-filled book teaches young readers all about color by leading them on a fascinating journey through the history of western art.

RED - YELLOW - BLUE COLORS IN ART SILKE VRY

What better way to learn about art’s greatest masterpieces than through the lens of color? From the richest red through the most royal purple to the cheeriest yellow, this book explores how artists through the ages have used color in concept, symbolism, composition and theme. As they read the book, children are invited to wander through a virtual art gallery where each room features a different color. Beginning with black and white, going through the primary colors, the mixed colors, and finishing with brown and gold, the book presents the evolution of pigment in art works from cave drawings to contemporary paintings. In addition, entertaining puzzles, quizzes and activities will spark children’s creativity. Beautifully designed for reading alone or with an adult, Red Yellow Blue gives children access to the complex world of color in a language and style they will respond to and enjoy. SILKE VRY is a graphic artist, archaeologist, and art historian. Her numerous books include Trick of the Eye: Art and Illusion (Prestel).

96 pages with 120 color illustrations Hardcover 71/2 x 91/2 in. / 19.3 x 24 cm 978-3-7913-7053-8 US$14.95 £9.99 Can.$16.95 Publication date: June 2011 Recommended for ages 8 and up

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This engaging book introduces young readers to the enormous variety of art that exists within the natural environment.

EARTH, SEA, SUN, AND SKY ART IN NATURE BARBARA STIEFF

Art can be a garden; a spiral of broken pebbles or dandelions; a wheat field in a former garbage dump. It can be made of wood carved with a chainsaw or a drawing using dust and earth. It can be transitory—painted on sand only to be erased by waves; or it can be built to last, like sculpture gardens by renowned artists. Filled with beautiful images, this book will help children appreciate the different ways that artists employ nature in their work. It examines an array of examples, including sculpture gardens, mazes, land art, and nature-related works in museums while exploring the works of international artists, including Niki de Saint Phalle, Daniel Spoerri, Antonio Gaudi, Christo, the Ant Farm, Nancy Holt, Joseph Beuys, Agnes Denes, and Andy Goldsworthy. The book provides readers with a wealth of ideas for creating their own paintings, drawings, sculptures, and experiments. Children will experience hours of inspiration as they discover the artistic possibilities that exist in the natural world. BARBARA STIEFF is an author and stage director who has worked closely with the ZOOM children’s museum in Vienna. She is the author of Hundertwasser for Children (Prestel).

96 pages with 120 color illustrations Hardcover 71/2 x 91/2 in. / 19.3 x 24 cm 978-3-7913-7048-4 US$14.95 £9.99 Can.$16.95 Publication date: June 2011 Recommended for ages 8 and up

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Hokusai’s classic woodcut of a majestic wave becomes the starting point for a storybook children will want to read again and again.

THE GREAT WAVE A CHILDREN’S BOOK INSPIRED BY HOKUSAI TEXT BY VÉRONIQUE MASSENOT ILLUSTRATIONS BY BRUNO PILORGET On a stormy winter’s day, a baby boy, Naoki, is swept into a fisherman’s boat by a great wave. Years pass, but still Naoki does not grow. Must he return to the ocean in order to become a young man? The answer arrives in the form of a mythic fish. Japanese artist Hokusai is one of the world’s most celebrated printmakers. His famous woodcut, “The Great Wave,” epitomizes the artist’s characteristic techniques and themes. In this children’s book, the artist’s masterpiece is the genesis for a simple but compelling story, beautifully illustrated in pictures that recall Hokusai’s brilliant use of detail, perspective and color. A stunning reproduction of the woodcut itself is featured in the book, supplemented by information about the artist and his work. At once modern and classic, The Great Wave introduces young readers to a beloved artist and his timeless portrayals of nature and transformation. VÉRONIQUE MASSENOT studied art history and archeology before she started writing novels and short stories for children. BRUNO PILORGET works as an illustrator and has exhibited his paintings worldwide. He lives in Brittany, France.

32 pages with 32 color illustrations Hardcover 91/2 x 121/2 in. / 24 x 32 cm 978-3-7913-7058-3 US$14.95 £9.99 Can.$16.95 Publication date: May 2011 Recommended for ages 4 and up

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One of artist Marc Chagall’s most enduring paintings is the basis for this beautifully crafted children’s book that tells an enchanting story.

JOURNEY ON THE CLOUDS A CHILDREN’S BOOK INSPIRED BY MARC CHAGALL TEXT BY VÉRONIQUE MASSENOT ILLUSTRATIONS BY ÉLISE MANSOT This book tells the story of the postman Zephyr, who lives in a little blue village in the mountains where nothing ever changes. A dreamer hoping for adventures, he travels on a cloud, embarking on a fantastic airborne journey that takes him to distant and colorful lands. Eventually Zephyr falls to earth and meets a beautiful young woman. Together they return to the postman’s home village which is now transformed in Zephyr’s eyes and begin their exciting new life together. Inspired by Chagall’s masterpiece, a world of color and imagination awaits the readers of this book. Paintings based on Chagall’s striking palette and elegant lines help tell a simple yet poetic story. The book includes a gorgeous reproduction of Chagall’s masterpiece “Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel” (“The Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower”), illustrating a journey of words and pictures, and introducing young readers to the work of one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century. VÉRONIQUE MASSENOT studied art history and archeology before she started writing novels and short stories for children. ÉLISE MANSOT is a painter and children’s books illustrator who lives in Lyon, France.

32 pages with 32 color illustrations Hardcover 91/2 x 121/2 in. / 24 x 32 cm 978-3-7913-7057-6 US$14.95 £9.99 Can.$16.95 Publication date: May 2011 Recommended for ages 4 and up

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In this book for young readers, one of the world’s leading marine archaeologists tells the incredible story of his adventures discovering ancient treasures at the bottom of the sea.

THE TREASURES OF THE SEVEN SEAS CLEOPATRA AND THE MYSTERY OF THE SAN DIEGO MARIANNE MEYER BIANCHI AND FRANCK GODDIO This remarkable children’s book takes readers on an undersea adventure as they follow Franck Goddio and his daring team of underwater archaeologists searching for artifacts from lost cities. Spellbinding photographs show how, like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, finds from the seabed provide a new picture of what life was like in Egypt during the age of Cleopatra. Goddio and his team invite young readers to accompany them in their exciting work, and to experience the difficulties, successes and surprises of a present-day adventure. Children will enjoy hours of entertaining and informative reading as they learn exactly what it’s like to discover history at the bottom of the sea. FRANCK GODDIO, one of the world’s leading underwater archaeologists, has spent decades detecting and recovering ancient shipwrecks and searching for the remains of sunken cities. He is the author of many books, has been the subject of numerous TV documentaries and has created worldwide exhibitions based on his research. MARIANNE MEYER BIANCHI has spent the last 25 years working as a teacher specializing in Egyptology.

45 pages with 54 illustrations, 50 in color Hardcover 81/4 x 103/4 in. / 24 x 27 cm 978-3-7913-5096-7 US$14.95 £9.99 Can.$16.95 Available Recommended for ages 8 and up

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