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Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters
Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters


 
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Knights of Art introduces eighteen Renaissance artists through charming read-aloud stories and over 60 full-color reproductions of their artwork.

Children are introduced to the artists in stories and paintings that bring each artist to life through the varied experiences that influenced his art from childhood to adulthood. This is a beautiful introduction to the masters of the Renaissance for 21st century children.

This new, hardcover edition has been lovingly edited to update the language for today's young readers without sacrificing the charm of the original story-telling. It has also been edited to correct historical errors in the original 1907 edition. In place of the author's drawings, we have added over 60 full-color Renaissance masterpieces.

From the author's introduction:
"...as we grow older and wiser our eyes grow wiser too, and we learn to know what is good and what is poor. Only, just as our tongues must be trained to speak, our hands to work, and our ears to love good music, so our eyes must be taught to see what is beautiful, or we may perhaps pass it carelessly by, and lose a great joy which might be ours.
So now if you learn something about these great artists and their wonderful pictures, it will help your eyes to grow wise. And some day should you visit sunny Italy, where these men lived and worked, you will feel that they are quite old friends. Their pictures will not only be a delight to your eyes, but will teach your heart something deeper and more wonderful than any words can explain."

Bound in hardcover to last a lifetime.
Perfect for gift-giving!

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5 of 5 Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters April 28, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Santa Clara, CA United States  
This book is amazing. The pictures/paintings were carefully selected, the stories are short and interesting. This book is a great example of an education with the goal of inspire the beauty, goodness and truth in the child.

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5 of 5 Knights of Art - a wonderful book! December 18, 2020
Reviewer: Samantha M from Oklahoma City, OK United States  
Knights of Art is a beautiful book filled with stories of artists and color pictures of their artwork.  We are in Volume 3 this year and I didn't purchase it at the beginning of the year because I wanted to save money.  I purchased it in November and my children have enjoyed listening to me read the stories of the artists and getting a chance to look at the art work in the book as I read.  This book is well worth the price.  The introduction by the author is worth reading as well, so don't skip it!

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5 of 5 Beautiful Book December 18, 2020
Reviewer: Mary R from Dumfries, VA United States  
I use this book in my Catholic 4th grade classroom and the stories strike the imagination so well.    The students remember many bits from the stories and they come up in conversation often.

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5 of 5 I am really pleased with this book. March 20, 2017
Reviewer: Erica  
I am really pleased with this book. The pictures are beautiful. The stories are well-written. The style of the writing reminds me of A Child's History of the World. It is easily understandable for young children, but it isn't too dumbed-down so as to make older children feel silly. All in all, I am happy that I purchased this book.

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