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#1 melmac

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:14 PM

Just thought I'd share this really cool find. Enjoy! :)


http://www.archive.o...oryofa009354mbp

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:17 PM

Never heard of this before but it looks neat and it's by Hillyer. (can you tell I'm a fan?) Enjoy! :)

http://www.archive.o...ainingsys00hill

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:20 PM

Thanks for sharing. I wonder if you can still purchase this in print:confused:

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:23 PM

then Calvert sells it. They sell each section separately, such as History of Art Painting
Sculpture
Architecture
and they sell each book with a lesson guide and art cards. We have the set and love it. It is quite expensive though...about 100 or so for all of it.

HTH:001_smile:

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:27 PM

For a hefty fee, yes. :)

Thanks for sharing. I wonder if you can still purchase this in print:confused:



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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:34 PM

Yes, but this is the original out of print copy that is so hard to find.

Some of us just love classic books, especially for free. ;)



then Calvert sells it. They sell each section separately, such as History of Art Painting
Sculpture
Architecture
and they sell each book with a lesson guide and art cards. We have the set and love it. It is quite expensive though...about 100 or so for all of it.

HTH:001_smile:



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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:16 PM

Thank you Melmac, I had never seen it before. It is an amazing book, isn't it?
I am reading CHOW to my daughter again, she just loves it. Hilyer was a very talented fellow. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:24 PM

Thank you for sharing! That makes the $30 I just paid for (a used copy of) CHOW a little easier to handle. :001_smile:

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:43 PM

Thanks so much for sharing! :001_smile:

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:33 PM

Has anyone figured out how to make the book bigger? Thanks

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:37 PM

Yes, but this is the original out of print copy that is so hard to find.


Is there a difference in the content? We have the old, old edition of A Child's History of Art, all in one volume, identical to the text on the site the OP linked. I have been reading it aloud to the kids, in dribs and drabs, but I have wondered if the newer editions, with the art cards and all, wouldn't help me implement lessons a bit more easily. I'd hate to lose the charm of the old edition, though. I adore Hillyer's style, and so do my kids.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:36 PM

Has anyone figured out how to make the book bigger? Thanks


If you go back to the site and search for the book under texts you might be able to download it in PDF which would appear bigger on your computer screen. I didn't try that for the books mentioned but am downloading the bird book that was the featured text.

Thanks so very much, Melmac, for sharing! This is a great site.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:08 AM

I have been keeping this book on my mental wish list for awhile - I didn't know it was available online - what a great find!!! Thanks!

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:08 AM

Thanks for this link. I was looking for more curriculum to supplement our art.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:47 AM

Is there a difference in the content? We have the old, old edition of A Child's History of Art, all in one volume, identical to the text on the site the OP linked. I have been reading it aloud to the kids, in dribs and drabs, but I have wondered if the newer editions, with the art cards and all, wouldn't help me implement lessons a bit more easily. I'd hate to lose the charm of the old edition, though. I adore Hillyer's style, and so do my kids.


:bigear: Wondering the same thing. I don't have the old edition but I am interested in the Calvert books (if it is the same as the old version). Or should I just buy the old edition? :confused:

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:59 AM

then Calvert sells it. They sell each section separately, such as History of Art Painting
Sculpture
Architecture
and they sell each book with a lesson guide and art cards. We have the set and love it. It is quite expensive though...about 100 or so for all of it.

HTH:001_smile:


What age do you use it for?

#17 Sandy in Indy

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:15 AM

To make the text bigger...at the bottom RH corner of Internet Explorer's screen, there's a percentage. Just click on that and set it higher.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:20 AM

I think they use one book each year over grades 4,5 and 6 or maybe it's 5,6 and 7. It is somewhere in that range I think. I actually do prefer the older books but this was a way for me to incorporate art lessons with art appreciation. The lesson manual includes an art lesson every other lesson and there are around 60+ lesson in just the History of Art - Painting book. Usually there is one lesson that has questions to discuss the reading and includes web sites to view more paintings and the second lesson is an art lesson which revolves around the reading too. We are finishing the Painting book this year and then starting the sculpture book. While expensive, it does cover art for several years. We supplement this with artist studies too.

HTH

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:43 AM

Thanks for sharing. I wonder if you can still purchase this in print:confused:


I see Amazon has some but I also found it at Abebooks.com. There was a better selection and price range. Just bought one. :D

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 07:49 PM

I'm so glad you all found it useful. I wish I could find Hillyer's other books online. That would be perfect. :)

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:04 PM

Has anyone figured out how to make the book bigger? Thanks



Click on "print" on the right hand side, then download as pdf file. You can print it off from the pdf too.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:06 PM

Thank you for sharing! That makes the $30 I just paid for (a used copy of) CHOW a little easier to handle. :001_smile:


Yikes! You know you can get it new for $28, right?

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or direct from Calvert...

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:21 PM

Thanks so much! :)


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