Many children have a natural tendency for art and construction. Books can nurture the child’s inclination, providing at the same time useful information and stimulating new ways to experience art and the urban space. Through stunning illustrations, photography and three-dimensional elements, a large number of exquisite and captivating titles have been introducing young readers to the most famous artworks, buildings and design objects.
During the last decade, those ground-breaking titles have formed a vigorous trend in the global market, including in China where artistic cultivation has become an irreducible part of children's education.
What do those titles have in common? What makes them so special and what values do they carry? Specialised publishers, content creators, artists and cultural institutions who have contributed to connecting picture books to art education will discuss these questions in a panel discussion.
This seminar is part of the first CCBF Children+ focus which is dedicated to Art, Architecture in children’s books. It is a complement to the Children’s + Book Exhibition presented during CCBF.
Moderator: Maria Russo (USA), Children’s Books Editor, The New York Times
Claire de Cointet (France), Editorial Director, Éditions du Centre Pompidou
Patricia Geis (Spain), Author and Illustrator
Grazia Gotti (Italy), President, Giannino Stoppani Cooperativa Sociale
Kiyoko Matsuoka (Japan), Associate Director, Itabashi Art Museum
Roger Thorp (UK), Editorial Director, Thames & Hudson
Page Tsou (Taiwan, China), Illustrator and Art Director, Auspicious Design
Zeng Zirong (China), Author, Director of CITIC Art Museum, CITIC Press Group