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Art: A World of Words - 12 Languages (HB)

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Dimensions: L: 22.6cm x W: 2.4cm x H: 22.8cm

Product Code: 9783791371740

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This sturdy book offers young readers an array of words in different languages, accompanied by an eclectic collection of artwork reproductions. For example, ?correre, to run, laufen? is depicted by the image of racing athletes on a Greek vase; Lichtenstein?s pop-comic ?Crying Girl? illustrates ?llorar, pleurer, to cry.? The great range of artwork reflects the diverse language sounds and alphabets of the text. A pronunciation guide can help readers sound out each word. They may try identifying words of the same language or using a similar alphabet, from page to page. In addition, readers may be encouraged to respond to the images themselves. Odilon Redon?s somewhat sinister ?Smiling Spider? provides the offbeat illustration for ?happy, joyeux, alegre,? while ?hoc, naso, nariz? is illustrated by Edward Lear?s playful image of thirteen birds perched along a man?s elongated nose. Through the lenses of both language and visual art, this book celebrates the variety of ways we define our world.

Book Title Art: A World of Words - 12 Languages (HB)
ISBN 9783791371740
By Author(s) Doris Kutschbach
Publisher Prestel
Pages 160
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.6cm x 2.4cm x 22.8cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.