Thursday, October 23, 2008

Whaam! The Art and Life of Roy Lichtenstein

Whaam! The Art and Life of Roy Lichtenstein by Susan Goldman Rubin
The life of the great Pop Art painter Roy Lichtenstein, illustrated with his most famous artworks. In the newest of Abrams’ award-winning line of picture book biographies of artists, Susan Goldman Rubin evocatively explores Roy Lichtenstein’s work and life and his groundbreaking influence on the art world. In Roy’s long career as a teacher, artist, and innovator, he changed the way that people thought about art and how artists thought about their subjects, challenging people to see familiar sights with new eyes. Next to the cover is one of Roy's famous works called "Girl with a Hair Ribbon".

1 comment:

Laura Lutz said...

...Bold and graphic, with an attractive design, this title will appeal to budding artists and comic-book fans...the star here is the art and the process. The text (a bold typewriter font) is simple but descriptive and compelling. Lichtenstein's signature Benday dots appear in all of the page margins; even the page numbers are enclosed in circles. The back matter is exceptional as well, with a thorough glossary and index and an expansive list of additional resources. The thoughtful design and content show that the author truly had young people in mind while making this book.