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S. J. Hodge

Forfatter af The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia

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Susie Hodge is a secondary school teacher, art historian, illustrator and artist. She also writes articles and resources for museums and galleries, and is author of a number of education books.

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Værker af S. J. Hodge

The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia (2017) 263 eksemplarer
Tempelriddernes hemmelige historie (2006) 154 eksemplarer
Art in History: Ancient Greek Art (1998) 137 eksemplarer
Art in History: Ancient Roman Art (1998) 63 eksemplarer
Art in History: Prehistoric Art (1998) 58 eksemplarer
Art in Detail: 100 Masterpieces (2016) 31 eksemplarer
Eric Ravilious Masterpieces of Art (2015) 30 eksemplarer
Egyptian Art (2008) 27 eksemplarer
How to Survive Modern Art (2009) 23 eksemplarer
When Design Really Works (2014) 22 eksemplarer
Architecture in Minutes (2016) 21 eksemplarer
Gustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art (2014) 21 eksemplarer
Art in Minutes (2015) 21 eksemplarer
Hokusai: He Saw the World in a Wave (2021) — Forfatter — 19 eksemplarer
How Art Can Change Your Life (2022) 17 eksemplarer
How to Look at Art (2015) 17 eksemplarer
Israel (Changing World) (2008) 15 eksemplarer
How to Draw Dinosaurs (2007) 13 eksemplarer
Mountains (Extreme Habitats) (2007) 13 eksemplarer
How to Draw People in Simple Steps (2014) 13 eksemplarer
How to Draw Dogs in Simple Steps (2009) 13 eksemplarer
Art in History: Tudor Art (1997) 12 eksemplarer
Paul Klee Masterpieces of Art (2014) 11 eksemplarer
Masks (Design and Make) (2005) 10 eksemplarer
Glasgow Boys Masterpieces of Art (2018) 9 eksemplarer
The Art Puzzle Book (2019) 9 eksemplarer
Extreme Habitats: Oceans (2007) 9 eksemplarer
Art in History: Victorian Art (1997) 8 eksemplarer
How to Draw Faces in Simple Steps (2011) 7 eksemplarer
Picture Frames (Design & Make) (2005) 7 eksemplarer
Latin and Ballroom (Dance) (2008) 6 eksemplarer
The Met Hokusai (2021) 6 eksemplarer
Piet Mondrian Masterpieces of Art (2015) 6 eksemplarer
How To Draw Awesome Animals (2007) 5 eksemplarer
Britain's Castles (2012) 5 eksemplarer
What Makes Great Design (2014) 4 eksemplarer
Puppets (Design & Make) (2005) 4 eksemplarer
O grande livro de arte (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Artists at Home (2023) 3 eksemplarer
Művészet 30 másodpercben (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Mimarligin Kisa Öyküsü (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Sanatın Kısa Öyküsü (2018) 1 eksemplar
Arte em 30 Segundos 1 eksemplar

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How to Draw Animals in Simple Steps (2011) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Hodge, S. J.
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Birkbeck, University of London (MA, Art History)
art historian
University of London
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Royal Society of Arts
Kort biografi
[from Barnes & Noble website]
Susie Hodge has an MA in the History of Art by Research from Birkbeck, University of London. She is author of over 50 books, including studies of Impressionism, Victorian art, Picasso and Monet and is currently writing books on modern art and ancient Egyptian art. Throughout the year she runs workshops and seminars for various institutions and teaches part-time. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.



Having been happily married to the Permanent Roommate (a university trained artist who has made her career in art) for 39 years, I have always been rather puzzled as to what she's talking about. In all fairness, I bet she's a bit lost when my buddies and I talk about fly fishing). I've absorbed quite a bit over the years, but this book really helped to bring things into perspective.
I honestly had no idea that art had different elements! At least not until I read this book. It was like someone pulling back the curtain on what my wife talks about. Now I know just enough to MAYBE chime in with an opinion or observation once in awhile. Kind of like George Costanza at an art gallery exhibition, haha.
This would be a great book for any youngster interested in the arts, or any other person who just wishes to appear a bit more knowledgeable. It's an easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to digest book.
I just wish I would have found it 40 years ago!
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1Randal | Apr 28, 2024 |
I've not actually read this but I've flicked through it a few times. it purports to be a defence of modern art by showing how seemingly simple art pieces could not have been produced by a child but it utterly fails at this. every piece of art has a section answering the question "could a child have done this" and for like half she's like "yeah of course they could but it wouldn't be with the same intentions as the artist" which is hilarious to me in how unconvincing it is. for the other half its clearly technically sophisticated so it's a pointless question anyway. this doesn't mean I think the art is bad! just if you're writing a book with a very particular framing it's pretty embarrassing to fail to make a good argument on your terms. "any child could slash a knife across the canvas but they wouldn't do it for the same reasons as the artist" mentioning what the artist "aimed to explore" and saying what an artwork "conveys" based on nothing about the artwork itself... it's just a stupendous failure to understand why people feel alienated by this kind of art. I dunno. just needed to say something about it… (mere)
tombomp | 7 andre anmeldelser | Oct 31, 2023 |
A beautiful book to escape into for some armchair travel. Amy Grimes' illustrations for this book are stunning, but I would have liked it to have also included images of the original artworks that inspired each selection.
Melanie_Knight | 1 anden anmeldelse | Dec 20, 2022 |
Mustygusher | Dec 19, 2022 |



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