Art Scene Reviews

The Art of Animation: ISBN 978-1-68282-577-8 / eBook: 978-1-68282-578-5
The Art of Anime and Manga: ISBN 978-1-68282-579-2 / eBook: 978-1-68282-580-8
The Art of Comics: ISBN 978-1-68282-581-5 / eBook: 978-1-68282-582-2
The Art of Graffiti: ISBN 978-1-68282-583-9 / eBook: 978-1-68282-584-6
The Art of Graphic Communication: ISBN 978-1-68282-585-3 / eBook: 978-1-68282-586-0
The Art of Tattoo: ISBN 978-1-68282-587-7 / eBook: 978-1-68282-588-4
School Library Connection, January/February 2020

This series gives a complete background on each of the stated art disciplines. The books in this series provide the origins of each discipline along with past movers and shakers and those artists that continue to move them forward. Also included are colored photographs, graphics, quotes from the professionals, and hot topics. There are chapters specific to the genre being discussed. For example, Animation includes “New Outlets for Animations;” Comics include “Creating a Following;” and Graffiti dates the art form back to the Stone Age. In addition to providing background, artists of influence, and inspirations, each book also offers a solid picture of how young or aspiring artists can hone their craft and move forward with their skills. For students in grades 7–12, these titles will provide the necessary inspiration to explore and develop their own artistic talents and dreams. I would recommend this series for your Fine Arts collection. It gives students interested in these disciplines the requisite information to develop their own niche in the field of their dreams. Source Notes. Additional Resources. Index.
Deb Grove, Library Media Specialist, Papillion-LaVista High School, Papillion, Nebraska