What Adults Don't Know about Art

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Edited by Alain de Botton

A fresh perspective for children on why art matters.

We take kids to museums and tell them art matters-but we don't usually explain why. This vibrant, accessible guide teaches children how art can improve our lives, inspire joy, and contribute to our emotional well-being.

With a warm, conversational, and sometimes humorous tone, this book explains how art can fit into our lives. We learn where the impulse to make art comes from, what art to look at in certain moods, how to explore a museum without getting bored, and why-without even realizing it-we all become artists by decorating our first bedrooms.

This innovative guide will enchant children and, along the way, teach their favorite adults a thing or two as well. It has an colorful, graphic layout which introduces ideas in a clear, easy-to-grasp format and includes practical tips to make museum visits more fun. It features 100+ works of art from artists like Picasso, Titian, Agnes Martin, Renoir, Barbara Hepworth, Vincent van Gogh and more.

Ages 9 - 15

Hardcover, 160 pages

Dimensions: 6" x 8.75" x 0.75"