Since its inception in 1995, How Artists See by Colleen Carroll has become one of the world’s best-loved children’s art book series. Each of the series’ twelve volumes gathers together sixteen diverse works by some of history’s greatest artists, grouped around a common theme such as Weather or Play, and asks young readers thought-provoking, observation-sharpening, imagination-stimulating questions about each work. Recently we sat down with Ms. Carroll for a two-part interview about her inspiration and concept for this series, as well as its spinoff series, How Artists See Jr., published this month by Abbeville. Our latest audio podcast contains Part 1 of that interview, which you can find by clicking this nice big link right here. Enjoy, and check back soon for Part 2!
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Being the scrupulous editors we are, we generally eschew exclamation points except where absolutely necessary, but sometimes it’s hard to resist.
First of all: we have a new video! In this episode, “Europe in Your Hands,” our intrepid (and unfailingly dapper) host guides the viewer through four of Abbeville’s finest Europe-themed volumes: The Great Country Houses of Central Europe, Venice and the Veneto, St. Petersburg, and The Pocket Louvre. Each makes a handsome traveling companion for the European tourist—or a perfect, picturesque escape for the armchair vacationer. Not featured in the video, but of equal interest to the Europhile, are such Abbeville titles as Great Monasteries of Europe, Munich, The Art and Spirit of Paris, The History of Venice in Painting, Tuscany, Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists, and many others available in the Travel section of Abbeville.com.
Second: we have a new podcast! With Armin Brott’s classic parenting guides The Expectant Father and The New Father due to enter the world (like a twin bundle of joy) in audiobook form this May, we’re pleased to offer preview clips of each book on our Media page. As America’s “Mr. Dad” and the host of the weekly radio show “Positive Parenting,” Mr. Brott is a natural at the microphone; dispensing warmth, humor, and fatherly expertise in equal measure, he brings as much style to the subject of potty training as Ségolène Le Men does to a discourse on the finer points of the oeuvre of Courbet.
Enjoy the updates, and check us out on YouTube as well!