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A is for Art

Paul Thurlby

4 Reviews

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National Gallery Paul Th, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 5 years, Prose: non-fiction, Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage), Educational: Art & design, Reference works (Children's / Teenage)

The highly collectible graphic artist Paul Thurlby embarks on an alphabetical tour of the National Gallery!

A beautiful and informative alphabet book created in association with the National Galley - perfect for children and adults alike.

See the sights of the National Gallery as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. From Da Vinci to Monet, from medieval masters to the French Impressionists, come on a inspiring tour of one of the world's most-visited museums. Enjoy masterpieces like Van Gogh's Sunflowers and Constable's The Hay Wain as well discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the world's greatest paintings and the stories behind them.

Praise for Paul Thurlby's Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian

'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author

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Praise for A is for Art

  • An absolutely stunning alphabet book. Each letter is its own work of art. - (Alphabet Book) angelsandurchins.co.uk

  • Stunning collection. - (Numbers Book) Guardian

  • Deceptively simple at first glance this collection of short phrases paired with bold illustrations and basic facts rewards close examination. Wordplay, visual jokes and strong design combine to create another winner for Thurlby-and readers. - (Wildlife Book) Kirkus Reviews

  • Skilfully constructed and cleverley composed, it's an awesome alphabet book that adults will also appreciate. - (Alphabet Book) Kirkus Reviews

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Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby has been a full-time illustrator since 2006. He has worked in advertising, editorial and T-shirt design, as well as publishing. His first book, Alphabet, won the BolognaRagazzi Opera Prima award in 2013. His inspiration comes from mid-century design and illustration. His style is retro-modern, with retro aesthetics and modern subject matter.