The Little Book of Art History for Children and Curious Grown-Ups

This book gives everyone, young and old, an easy and accessible introduction to the history of art – from cave paintings to contemporary art. With humorous illustrations and texts written in an approachable language, the book provides an overview of both isms, styles, and significant artists not only making the reader better equipped to meet art in real life but also inspiring us to actually seek it out.

The Danish version of ‘The Little Book of Art History‘ was first published in 2014 and has been acclaimed by readers and critics alike. In March 2023 the book was published in its fourth edition, which had been extended with 90 extra pages. The additions were made with focus on broadening the selection of represented artists – in terms of geography, culture and gender – and genres, including performance, street art and video art.

The book is richly illustrated with original drawings by the author himself and also contains a time line of art history from 30,000 BC up until today and a glossary, which are both illustrated.

  • The Little Book of Art History for Children and Curious Grown-Ups
  • By Peter Michael Hornung
  • Published: June 2024
  • Indbundet
  • Graphic design: Søren Damstedt, Trefold
  • Pages: 256
  • ISBN: 978-87-92596-61-1
  • Edition/impression: 1/1
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