Art his­tory for mu­se­um­go­ers

China Daily (USA) - - LIFE PEOPLE -

The book,

Happy Mu­seum Col­lec­tion: The Lit­tle Mas­ters,

is a col­lec­tion of 20 hand­books on 20 art mas­ters, with sto­ries, anec­dotes and key words from their lives and cre­ations. The mas­ters fea­tured in­clude Vin­cent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Au­guste Rodin, Jo­hannes Ver­meer and Kat­sushika Hoku­sai. It’s a best-sell­ing series in more than 10 lan­guages and has sold 800,000 copies world­wide. The Chi­nese ver­sion was re­leased by Qing­dao Pub­lish­ing House in Novem­ber. The Bel­gian au­thor Cather­ine de Duve has pro­duced more than 85 books on art and cul­ture. And af­ter work­ing with or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the Royal Mu­se­ums of Fine Arts of Bel­gium, she set up a pub­lish­ing house that aims to make art ac­ces­si­ble to chil­dren and their fam­i­lies.

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