Subtitle A time-travelling trip through a whole world of art

Sarah Phillips
Price £14.99
Description Description
This beautifully illustrated book seeks to tell children the true, diverse and decolonised story of art around the world.

Even before they could write, people were telling stories with pictures. And though art is universal, the story we know about it is not.
A Whole World of Art opens your eyes to a global view of art by taking you on a whirlwind tour around the world and through time. With two companions – a boy and a girl – travel through 25 destinations from the history of art, circling the globe.
As they travel, they explore the rich visual canon from each culture they visit through looking at different key works and examine the lives of the artists who created them.

Each spread shows a stunning, edge-to-edge illustrated scene from art history portraying an artist or artists making important artwork within a detailed background. A paragraph of introductory text and small captions around the page give fascinating details about the artists and the time and place in which they lived. Art project ideas provide inspiration throughout. Visit:
  • Athens, Greece (450 BCE), where you will marvel at the gleaming gold statues and marble architecture; 
  • The Ming Dynasty, China (1368–1644), where you will discover intricate designs, drawings and calligraphy on paper and porcelain; 
  • Benin City, Africa (1550), where you will meet the brass-casters who create elaborately detailed plaques and ornaments only for the Oba (or king); 
  • Coyoacan, Mexico (1907–1954), where you will get to know the painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera; 
Written by art history teacher Dr Sarah Phillips, who rewrote and decolonised the A Level syllabus in the UK, and illustrated by talented artist Dion Mehaga Bangun Djayasaputra, this gorgeous book offers a fresh, inclusive view of the history of art.
Format Hardcover Book 64 Pages
ISBN 9780711265363
Size10.08 in x 12.20 in / 256.00 mm x 310.00 mm
Published Date September 21st, 2023
Sarah Phillips
Sarah Phillips has taught art history in state primary and secondary schools and recently rewrote the A Level syllabus with a decolonizing agenda. She is a paper writer and examiner for the art History A Level in the UK. 
Dion Mehaga Bangun Djayasaputra
Dion MBD is an Indonesian illustrator/designer who is based in Brooklyn, New York. He works on a range of projects including editorial, publishing, and TV commercials. Dion received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, where he developed his fascination with clouds.
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