Meet the Artist: Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Meet the Artist: Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Author(s)
Co-Authors / Illustrators
Age Range
6+
Release Date
January 11, 2022
ISBN
978-1849766937
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A creative introduction to the works of Sophie Tauber-Arp, one of the founders of the Dada art movement

Born in 1889, Sophie Taeuber-Arp was an artist, dancer, designer, puppet maker, architect, and editor. Enter into the radical and radiant world of Taeuber-Arp and create your own abstract modern art along the way! Bursting with inspiring activities, the revised and expanded Meet the Artist series of activity books introduces children to internationally renowned artists in a fun and engaging way. This activity book includes a brief introduction to the artist’s life, including her role as one of the founders of the Dada art movement, followed by a series of activities, such as weaving and puppet making, that explore prominent themes and ideas in Taeuber-Arp’s body of work. Featuring beautiful reproductions of key artwork, and illustrated by leading contemporary illustrator Lesley Barnes, Meet the Artist: Sophie Taeuber-Arp encourages children to use art as an avenue for exploring ideas and learning new techniques to express their own experiences through art-making.

Editor review

1 review
For Young Artists
(Updated: December 30, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
In this Meet the Artist, Zoe Whitley highlights Sophie Taeuber-Arp who specialized in abstract art. She was also a dancer, designer, puppet maker, architect, editor, and teacher. This woman accomplished so much and is a beacon for aspiring artists. She uses shapes to compose her art and her husband even called her a master brick-layer. Her art style reminds me of playing Tetris and trying to line everything up.

Whitley expresses Taeuber-Arp's love of art on every page and the illustrations keep the abstract, modern theme. Along with educating children about Taeuber-Arp's history, there are engaging activities that will stimulate young minds. There are both craft projects to do outside of the book and places to draw inside the book. What fascinates me most is the puppet making considering you don't see it discussed often and children can even make their own.


Final Verdict: With this book, children can learn about the abstract art style and determine if it's for them. If not, there's always other options! I would recommend this to young artists to educate them on abstract art and Taeuber-Arp's part in expanding on it.
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