Essential Critiques Set 1

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Famous film directors, actors, authors, artists, and musicians take the stage in this unique series. Essential Critiques explores the creative works of pop culture icons in theater, literature, film, art, and music. Each book gives an examination and criticism of four individual works by the book's subject, as well as background biographical information. The "how to" approach helps readers identify a thesis and supporting arguments while strengthening critical thinking skills. A timeline and list of works concludes each book, as well as "You Critique It," inviting readers to analyze other creative works on their own. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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Essential Critiques Set 1 (8 titles)
How to Analyze the Films of Quentin Tarantino
How to Analyze the Films of Spike Lee
How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney
How to Analyze the Roles of Paul Newman
How to Analyze the Works of Andrew Lloyd Webber
How to Analyze the Works of Andy Warhol
How to Analyze the Works of Georgia O'Keeffe
How to Analyze the Works of Stephen King
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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF034000, JNF063000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Language Arts, Music
Copyright 2011
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2010-08-01
ISBN 9781616135287, 9781617869914
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 700-823
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents
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Essential Critiques Set 1 – School Library Journal

Lavish full-color photos, movie posters and stills, and art reproductions greatly enhance the summaries of each work. Readable and attractively packaged, these titles provide excellent introductions to the daunting world of critical theory.

Essential Critiques Set 1 – Booklist

The Essential Critiques series introduces students to the concept of critical analysis and how to use it to process films, music, and other pop-culture media. The idea is to get kids thinking about what they’ve seen or heard and, by doing research, learn which influences might have been brought to bear on an artist’s creation. Each subject is introduced with a short biography. Then several of their projects are analyzed in various ways. Each book explains the various types of criticism and breaks down the arguments into digestible bits. Terrific photos accompany each book.