Near fine condition.Macmillan Children's Books,1997.First edition-first printing(9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Black hardback(small nick and a couple of scratches on the cover) in near fine condition,no Dj.Illustrated with many colour pictures.The book includes 10 art prints from a selection of ten of the world's greatest paintings, which are packaged inside the front cover of the book.Nice & clean pages with a couple creases on the edges,very small tear inside the front cover.A collectable book.48pp including index. This is another paragraph From School Library Journal:Grade 5-8-Scanning history, the author reveals images from ancient and medieval times to the Renaissance, Impressionism, and Modern Art. The central focus of the book is a trio of paintings and a self-portrait by each of 10 artists (Francesca, da Vinci, Holbein, Vel zquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Renoir, van Gogh, Picasso, and Kahlo). A brief concluding section features images from around the world. The accompanying text provides insight as to the importance of each portrait. Comments concerning the faces, when not terse and generalized, are full of specific details and written in an intriguing manner. The book promises a lot, but the format and design lessen the interest, excitement, and value. The paintings are often so small that the faces are difficult to see. Mini-enlarged sections do provide an excellent look at details, but they focus on flowers, squirrels, or lace. Colored side panels, while distracting, provide background information on the artists, often with a self-portrait. Readers will benefit if they pause long enough to attend to the commentary. nRonald Jobe, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada nCopyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. n nProduct Description nThis educational book in the Art Gallery series aims to inform children about the way different artists have portrayed similar subjects. It looks at ten famous portraits, with anecdotes about their creation and information on artists' techniques. Ten art prints of the paintings are also included.