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Selfie: The Changing Face of Self Portraits

Selfie: The Changing Face of Self Portraits (Hardback)

By Brooks, Susie

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'Selfies' are everywhere - from Kim Kardashian, queen of the selfie, to the Queen of England photobombing the Australian hockey team's selfie in 2014, you can't open a newspaper, or visit a news website, without seeing one. Recent technology, such as the selfie stick, and camera ...phones, have helped make the selfie a global trend, so you would be forgiven for thinking that this is a modern trend. But in fact, the first known selfies date from about 40,000 years ago and are hand stencils, discovered on a cave wall in Indonesia. Produced in conjunction with the Art Archive, Selfie charts the progress and the development of the self portrait, from the Indonesian cave, through famous self-portrait artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso, and the invention of the camera, to iconic modern selfies, such as the 2014 Oscar photograph. It looks at trends, techniques and the tales behind some famous self portrait - do you know why Van Gogh was driven to cut off a chunk of his ear? Or how Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's stormy marriage affected both their painting? Which teenage member of the Russian royal family sent a selfie she had taken in a mirror to a friend in 1914? And how are Andy Warhol's photographic techniques still influencing selfie-takers today? Selfie has the answers to all these questions, and many more! Packed full of fascinating information and incredible images, this is a must-have book for selfie-lovers of all ages!
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ISBN 9780750294027
Released NZ 10 May 2016
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Format Hardback
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Series Selfie
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780750294027
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Released 10 May 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brooks, Susie
Series Selfie
Category The Arts (Visual, Performing, Music)
History of Art
Portraits In Art
Photographs: Portraits
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 193mm
Height: 258mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 704.942
Weight 350g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Self-portraits - Juvenile literature - History
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education;General/trade