The Art Puzzle Book

The Art Puzzle Book
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Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711248168
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Description

Think you know Bosch from Botticelli? Mondrian from Miró? Think again…

The Art Puzzle Book turns art history on its head by testing your brainpower and perception on some the world's most iconic paintings. Journey from ancient Egypt to 1980s New York solving riddles, discovering hidden secrets and challenging your general knowledge. 

Esteemed art historian Susie Hodge and leading brain trainer Dr Gareth Moore introduce you to 36 iconic pieces of art – including Botticelli's Primavera, Van Gogh's The Starry Night and Picasso's Guernica. For each painting, they reveal fascinating facts about the work and artist (and give clues on what to look for), before challenging you to decipher the art for yourself through carefully crafted questions. Look at art in new ways as you:
  • Decode the hieroglyphs from the Book of the Dead
  • Find new symbols in The Arnolfini Portrait
  • Solve riddles based on The Garden of Earthly Delights
  • Navigate M.C. Escher's gravity-defying staircases
  • Reassemble the Mondrian
With over 300 questionsThe Art Puzzle Book is designed to entertain and perplex, whether you're an art novice or an art connoisseur. 


Features artworks by: Altichiero, the Limbourg Brothers, Gentile da Fabriano, Jan van Eyck, Botticelli, Hieronymus Bosch, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Bruegel the Elder, Paolo Veronese, Basawan and Chetar Munti, Caravaggio, Hendrick Avercamp, Artemisia Gentileschi, Diego Velazquez, Johannes Vermeer, Francisco de Goya, Hiroshige, Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Vincent van Gogh, Suzanne Valadon, Sonia Delaunay, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, M.C. Escher, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. 

The author

Susie Hodge MA FRSA has written over 100 books on art, art history, history and artistic techniques, including the bestselling Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That, The Short Story of Art and How to Survive Modern Art. In addition she hosts lectures, talks and practical workshops, and regularly appears on television and radio talks and documentaries on everything to do with art.
 

Dr Gareth Moore is the author of over 200 puzzle and brain-training titles for both children and adults, including The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book (Trapeze), Enigma: Crack the Code (Michael O’Mara) and The Penguin Book of Puzzles (Michael Joseph). His books have sold in excess of 5 million copies in the UK alone, and have been published in over 35 different languages. He is also a director of the World Puzzle Federation, which oversees the World Puzzle Championships, and a director of the UK Puzzle Association. Find him online at www.DrGarethMoore.com.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711248168
Illustrations: 50 color illustrations
Size: 6.457 in x 8.819 in / 164 mm x 224 mm
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