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All Books Signed By Mort Künstler
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See American History takes young readers on a visual journey through America's past with the meticulously researched paintings of Mort Künstler, one of America's most collected historical artists. The dynamic text, by American Library Association award winner James I. Robertson, Jr., prompts readers to learn about history in an engaging, multi-sensory way.
"Not just for children! Bought two for a Mort Kunstler lover I know!"
"Just right for grade school aged kids. Very good illustrations."
"For a book that is only 46 pages, there is a lot covered in a short amount of space...The paintings on each page are breathtaking. There is life and action in each picture...I would buy it for the paintings alone, but the text is interesting and readable as well."
"For anyone interested in the American West, this is a good book. The beautiful, detailed paintings nicely complement the well-written text, giving a detailed overview of the history of the West from 1804 to 1890. Any preteen who enjoys nonfiction will enjoy this book."
Take a visual journey through the events of the American Revolution, The Civil War, The Wild West and World War II with the art of Mort Künstler
For the first title in the series, Künstler's paintings bring history to life with vivid, high-action portrayals of the primary events that won Americans their freedom from Britain: the Boston Tea Party, the Siege of Yorktown, Paul Revere’s ride, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The epic artworks faithfully chronicle these moments from history and encourage children to look again and again for special details—from the number of stars on George Washington’s flag to the style of a soldier’s uniform. Together with text by award-winning historian Alan Axelrod, these brilliantly explicit paintings engage a young reader’s attention and introduce them to American history through the visual arts.
Known for his vivid use of color, light, and shadow, Künstler is one of the most widely exhibited artists documenting American history today. His graphically detailed work and skillful portrayals have been lauded for its accuracy by historians and admired by curators in museums around the globe. Künstler captures, in beautifully rendered detail, the geographical setting and the human spirit in each painting. Adults and children alike will see the story of the American Revolution unfold before their very eyes.
The Civil War takes readers on a chronological journey of the most important events of the conflict with action-packed illustrations by Mort Künstler—the most collected Civil War artist in the world—and inquiry-based text by historian James I. Robertson, Jr. With close readings of Künstler’s paintings, young readers can parse the details of key moments of the war, including the Battle of Bull Run, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address, to learn how it really felt to be there. A timeline and short biographies of notable figures in the war, such as generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, provide excellent supplements to each narrative chapter
While the American Revolution resulted in the creation of a new nation, the Civil War was a battle among citizens—the Union army against the Confederate, sometimes even brother against brother. As the most popular Civil War artist in the world, Künstler presents expansive, detailed artworks that make each battle come alive. From high-action combat scenes to decorated generals deliberating in exquisitely rendered lamp-lit camps, each painting captures a historically accurate, visually rich portrait of the war from both sides.
Künstler's paintings bring history to life with striking portrayals of the events of America's Wild West, starting in 1803, when Lewis and Clark made their first expeditions, to 1890, when the American frontier was declared "vanished." The epic artworks faithfully capture the incredible landscapes, explorations, and battles of this important period, and ask children to look again and again for special details.
World War II: 1939-1945 encourages young readers to look for details and discover key moments of the war – including Pearl Harbor, D-Day, and the Battle of the Bulge – to learn how it really felt to be there. A timeline and short biographies of notable figures, such as Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, provide excellent supplements to each chapter.
No other living historical artist has been as celebrated as Künstler, and his work continues to attract history lovers of all ages.
Mort Künstler is an American painter and the world's most collected Civil War Artist.
Alan Axelrod is a historian and author of more than twenty books on American history.
James I. Robertson, Jr. is a nationally recognized American Historian and the author of many books, including the ALA award winning biography Stonewall Jackson.
Size: 7" x 9"
Hardcover, 48 pages
Over 30 Illustrations
The Civil War – ISBN: 978-0-7892-1252-8
The American Revolution – ISBN: 978-0-7892-1253-5
The Wild West – ISBN: 978-0-7892-1260-3
World War II – ISBN: 978-0-7892-1261-0