Book Review: Art For Baby

My grandfather used to tell me that babies needed to look at high-contrast images for their eyes to develop properly. Turns out that little bit of information is not entirely accurate. Babies prefer to look at high-contrast images because their eyes still haven’t developed fully, but they can see quite a bit and don’t really need to look at high-contrast images for their eyes to develop. If you’d like to read more, click here.

They still prefer to look at high-contrast images, and so for those of you who have an infant or know someone who is expecting, this book could be a good gift idea.

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This book has no words, just a bunch of high-contrast images from a few great contemporary artists. Some of the artists included are Keith Haring (Radiant Baby shown on the front cover), Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, and Josef Albers.

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The images were chosen wisely – there are faces, animals, (see the duck above), as well as some abstract images. Even my two-year-old had fun with this book. I especially enjoyed it because I felt like I was exposing him to a tiny bit of contemporary art, just on his level.

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