Faces, Places, and Inner Spaces: A Guide to Looking at Art

by Jean Sousa

Jean Sousa offers a virtual museum trip in a book that invites readers to gaze upon... read more

Jean Sousa offers a virtual museum trip in a book that invites readers to gaze upon many different types of art found in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Sousa uses the idea of faces, places, and inner spaces as a way to organize this bold and engaging volume in which she offers a commentary on each handsomely reproduced work. She explores ideas about what each work represents, often honing in on the way the artists’ vision is represented in small details. Her narrative addresses readers directly, inviting them to think about the choices each artist made as she explores the many ways they convey ideas in a work. The art discussed includes include paintings, sculpture, pottery, furniture, and other pieces from across centuries and cultures. (Ages 8–14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007

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