Name That Style

All about Isms in Art

From the Series Bob Raczka's Art Adventures

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

How many art styles can you name? Can you tell the difference between Naturalism and Realism? How about Cubism and Impressionism? In this book, art lover Bob Raczka clearly explains the basics of fourteen different art styles, spanning the 1430s to the 1970s. He also introduces such stylish artists as Jan van Eyck, Joseph Turner and Juan Gris. So get ready to “brush up” on your sense of style!

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2009-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.1
Reading Counts! Points 4.0
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF006000, JNF006070, JNF006040
Dewey 709
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10
Lexile 940
Guided Reading Level Y
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 125531
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Glossary, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews



“Beginning with naturalism and ending with photorealism, with many stops along the way, this compact overview documents the shifts, both in terms of technique as well as subject matter, that differentiate each style from its predecessors. . . An obvious choice for museum-bound children to glean a few basics of what they’re about to see, this is also indispensable for any middle-grade classrooms introducing art history.”

Library Media Connection

“While art teachers will be happy with the volume, classroom teachers who have to teach art on their own, or those with an interest in visual art, will find this well worth the money. Highly Recommended.”
Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“This book looks at stylistic movements in Western art from the birth of Naturalism during the Renaissance through the 20th century, ending with Op Art and Photorealism.”
School Library Journal

Author: Bob Raczka

Bob Raczka and his wife Amy are the co-creators of three masterpieces: Robert, Carl and Emma. They live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with their dog Rufus, who is also a piece of work. Bob went to college at the University of Illinois, where he majored in art. When he graduated, he became an advertising writer. But when his first child, Robert, was born, he rediscovered children's books and thought, "I want to do this." Five years later, he sold his first manuscript, a book about art called No One Saw. This would become the first book in his ongoing series, Bob Raczka's Art Adventures.