Okay, I NEED the book "A Child's History of Art."
You know, in the same way I NEED every other book. :)
But I really know nothing of studying art. I'm just learning, and really don't know where to begin to teach my kids... well, okay I could start out where I start researching any subject known to man - google.com. I actually have already done that... but I love books best! And this seems like a subject you should read from a book about, not off the computer screen.
That said, I've been all over the internet looking for this book cheaper than $30. Everything I can find is either that expensive, in bad shape and really old, or more expensive, in bad shape and really old. So, I finally found a copy for $15! woohoo! Trouble is there was no description other than Child's History of Art, and there are several books with the same title but with different subtitles meaning they are actually only a part of the book (CHOW: Architecture & CHOW: Painting, for example). So, I went searching to figure out why this copy of the book was only $15 when I kept finding books that were upwards of $70!
Well, when I was searching I found it! There's a copy free online! Jackpot!
Now, why didn't anyone tell me this before I spent all this time searching?!
Without further ado... please go here and print yourself a copy too!
***Apparently, this book has been removed from archive.org.
I'm thinking it's probably because of copyright issues... I'm sorry about that.***
A Child's History of the World by V.M. Hillyer
I just made my own day! :)
PS. You can buy the book for around $25 at amazon.com or alibris.com
There is also a full course based on the text (includes the text) offered by Calvert School HERE.
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