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Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And other big questions Michael Rosen

Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And other big questions By Michael Rosen

Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And other big questions by Michael Rosen


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A highly topical look at the role of art and the importance of creativity in our lives and the wider world

Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And other big questions Summary

Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And other big questions by Michael Rosen

A highly topical look at the role of art and the importance of creativity in our lives and the wider world. Art, in its widest sense, encompasses many different forms, from painting and poetry to dance, pottery and quilting and much else besides. Creativity is an essential part of what makes us human as well as being crucial for a range of disciplines in the world of work, including science, architecture and technological innovation. This book asks many questions relating to the importance of art in our lives, such as where is art and where does the impulse to make art come from? Who are artists? What is art for? Can art change anything? What use is the imagination and what is the point of daydreaming? It includes pieces from a range of contributors, including Kate Clanchy, Lemn Sissay, Preti Taneja and Andria Zafirakou, who write about their relationship with art and describe what being creative means to them and to others.

Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards.

Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.

Other titles in the series include:
Who are Refugees and Migrants? What makes people leave their homes?
What is Right and Wrong? Who decides? Where do values come from?
What is Race? Who are racists? Why does skin colour matter?
What is Mental Health? Where does it come from?
What is Politics? Why should we care?

About Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen (Author)
Michael Rosen held the post of Children's Laureate from 2007-2009. He is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world, renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. As an author and by selecting other writers' works for anthologies he has been involved with over 140 books.

Annemarie Young (Author)
Annemarie Young is a writer of fiction and non-fiction for children, and an editorial consultant for children's books and primary education. She was a publisher for many years and has worked with hundreds of children's authors and illustrators. She has lived and travelled all over the world, from Australia to Southeast Asia, Egypt and Europe, and she now lives in Cambridge.

Table of Contents

  • 1: What is this book about?
  • 2: What is art for?
  • 3: Why do we need art?
  • 4: My experience: Michael Rosen
  • 5: My experience: Annemarie Young
  • 6: Who are artists? Where do they come from?
  • 7: My experience: Andria Zafirakou
  • 8: How is art transformative?
  • 9: Where is art and where does it come from?
  • 10: Do you need training to be an artist or to respond to art?
  • 11: My experience: Lemn Sissay
  • 12: What use is the imagination?
  • 13: What do we gain by being creative?
  • 14: My experience: Preti Taneja
  • 15: Why is art sometimes marginalised?
  • 16: My experience: Peter Beard
  • 17: Can art change anything?
  • 18: My experience: Mathilda Crompton and Meri Wells
  • 19: Is comedy art?
  • 20: Music
  • 21: My experience: Kate Clanchy
  • 22: What do you think?
  • 23: Glossary
  • 24: Further information
  • 25: Index

Additional information

GOR013366641
9781526312587
1526312581
Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And other big questions by Michael Rosen
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hachette Children's Group
2020-11-26
48
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