Claire d'Harcourt is a children's book editor and the author of Masterpieces Up Close and Louvre Up Close. She lives in France.
"A fresh look at art history with an "I Spy"-like twist. The
engagement of multiple senses in the learning process encourages a
unique experience with art. VERDICT An eye-catching book to support
the introduction of art history and analyzing images." - School
"Art Up Close contains great variety, excellent selection, and attractive presentation: a wonderful way to teach art history." - New York Journal of Books---
"Art Up Close is a book that truly takes some great masterpieces commonly known to art enthusiasts and presents an opportunity to truly absorb all the details and gather a greater appreciation for all that is within. To understand the painting, why it was created and the time within its design provides such an education and creative foundation for students."
- The Old Schoolhouse Magazine---
"Excellent for art lovers and for potential art lovers; both will be hooked by the search." - Kirkus Reviews---
"Following the same format as Masterpieces Up Close (2016), d'Harcourt this time offers little ones an engaging seek-and-find activity while simultaneously providing a chronological survey of key moments in art history. Though don't be surprised if kids skip over the closing text; they will certainly be poring over the paintings and getting a sneaky lesson in art history while they're at it." - Booklist---
"Help your students discover the beauty and hidden mysteries of art from all over the world in this art history lesson presented as a treasure hunt."
- Learning Magazine---
"This book is gorgeously done, the images are crisp and large and span a vast number of years and cultures. A great introduction to art through a vehicle that children will find irresistible."
- Waking Brain Cells---