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Florence. Playing with Art

M.S. De Salvia Baldini, P. Boldrini

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text by M.S. De Salvia Baldini
colour illustrations by P. Boldrini

publication year: 1995
hardcover, 160 x 160 mm, 48 pp.
over 60 photos and illustrations

88-85957-12-9 English
88-85957-11-0 French
88-85957-10-2 German
88-85957-13-7 Italian
88-85957-09-9 Spanish
88-85957-08-0 Japanese

Psychologists believe that individuals can appreciate Beauty only after they have acquired a measure of intellectual and cultural maturity. But it is a fact that even young children possess a budding artistic sensibility. Their drawings bear out this fact: colours are often associated in remarkable ways, and the shapes of things – the sun, a dog, a house or a tree – are rendered with striking simplicity and originality.

Written by an art historian, and based on her experience as a mother, this slim volume successfully stimulates the dawning aesthetic sense and power of observation in children aged 3 to 7, “explaining” to them in a straightforward way some of masterpieces found in Florence’s museums.

It is no surprise, then, that “Playing with Art” has become a best-seller, with more than 150,000 copies sold in four years.