Author(s): Alix Wood
Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art. So what is an art installation anyway? Well, they're basically three-dimensional sculptures that are designed for a specific space. Often you can walk around, in or on installations and interact with them in a way that you can't with other types of art. This book looks at the huge variety of forms art installations can take and examines the difference between sculpture and installation. Whatever your opinion, the installations in this book are guaranteed to get you thinking about what art is.
Alix Wood has written books for children on many different subjects, and has written several titles on art and on artists. She is an artist and illustrator herself and loves painting and drawing. She also enjoys playing with her pet chickens, travelling and walking in the countryside.