Thursday 18th May at 6:30pm | Daunt Books Hampstead | Tickets £5.00
Educator and art historian Michael Bird will be discussing his new book Vincent's Starry Night & Other Stories: A Children's History of Art, which takes us on an enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work.
Illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art.
This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.
"A fabulously lucid, engaging book which unrolls our human history of art from the cave painters to Ai Weiwei's millions of hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds. There's so much knowledge packed into this exquisitely illustrated treasure-house of stories for children - and their parents."
"A handsomer and more substantial history of art for young readers."
The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Michael Bird is a writer, art historian and radio broadcaster. His books include 100 Ideas that Changed Art and The St Ives Artists: A Biography of Place and Time, as well as books on modern artists such as Sandra Blow, Bryan Wynter and Lynn Chadwick, and a children’s poetry anthology, The Grasshopper Laughs. He has also published many essays and articles, and lectures widely. He currently holds a Goodison Fellowship at the British Library, where he is researching the oral history of modern British art.
Thursday 18th May 2017
Event starts at 6:30pm .
This event takes place at Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB
Tickets will not be posted to you, they will be held under your surname at the entrance. If you choose to print your confirmation email, please show this at the entrance to redeem your tickets.