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Gilda Williams Ruggi is an art critic whose texts have appeared in Tate Magazine, Art in America, Parkett and numerous other art journals. Exhibitions she has curated include 'Strange Days; Contemporary British Art and Photography' (1997); her public speaking appearances on topics in art have been presented at the Tate Modern, the Serpentine Gallery, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, as well as Channel 4 and BBC4. Formerly Managing Editor of Flash Art International, since 1997 she is a Commissioning Editor for Contemporary Art at Phaidon Press.
This children's edition - The Art Book for Children Book One (The White Book) -of Phaidon's 'The Art Book', presents 30 of the most significant artists and engaging works of art from all periods - each artist featured on a double-page spread in A-Z sequence. Designed for both adult and child to enjoy together, the book encourages children to learn to look, and to imagine why artists choose to create art in the way that they do. These key works across the history of art provide a clear and accessible way for children from age seven and upwards to be introduced to art. It's also equally of interest to children of all ages. Its sister title The Art Book for Children Book Two (the yellow book) - brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon's bestselling Art Book to even more young readers with another 30 artists, from Raphael and Thomas Gainsborough to Winslow Homer and Gerhard Richter, have been selected from the original Art Book for their significance in art history as well as their appeal to children.