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A Whole World of Art - Sarah Phillips

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. 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 and looking at different key works and the lives of the artists who created them.

Each spread features a stunning illustrated scene from art history portraying an artist making important artwork, along with fascinating details about the artists and the time and place in which they lived. Art project ideas provide inspiration throughout.
  • Athens, Greece (450 BCE): gleaming gold statues and marble architecture.
  • The Ming Dynasty, China (1368–1644): intricate designs, drawings and calligraphy on paper and porcelain. 
  • Benin City, Africa (1550): meet the brass-casters who create elaborately detailed plaques and ornaments only for the Oba (or king).
  • Coyoacan, Mexico (1907–1954): 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.