Art Is Fundamental

Author: Eileen S. Prince
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 161374126X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive art curriculum can easily be integrated into any teacher's existing instruction and provides thrilling and rewarding projects for elementary art students, including printmaking techniques, tessellations, watercolors, calligraphic lines, organic form sculptures, and value collages. Detailed lessons--developed and tested in classrooms over many years--build on one another in a logical progression and explore the elements of texture, color, shape, line, form, and value, and principles such as balance (formal, informal and radial, ) unity, contrast, movement, distortion, emphasis, pattern and rhythm. Each lesson also represents an interdisciplinary approach that improves general vocabulary and supports science, math, social studies, and language arts. Though written for elementary school teachers, it can be easily condensed and adapted for middle or even high school students. A beautiful eight-page color insert demonstrates just how sophisticated young children's art can be when kids are given the opportunity to develop their skills.

Art Is Every Day

Author: Eileen S. Prince
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613743637
Format: PDF, ePub
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"An art project and activity book aimed at helping children and adults improve their basic understanding of art, this reference stresses art elements and principles, which in turn promote observation and discovery on a daily basis. Ideal for anyone wanting to bring meaningful, rich, and fun art experiences into children's lives, this work is stocked with 65 artsy activities for the home, park, city, or even museum. Projects include going on a photographic scavenger hunt in search of forms and shapes, writing an imaginary autobiography based solely on a museum portrait, and making a sand casting on a trip to the beach. The projects, which are accessible and require only free or inexpensive materials, are accompanied by a helpful index that categorizes projects by elements and principles"--

Secularism in Indian Art

Author: K. V. Soundara Rajan
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN: 8170172454
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This Book Is Directed Towards Inquiring Into The Definition Of The Scope Of Secularism In A Holistic Way, In So Far As It Could Apply To Ancient Indian Creative Art, Often Labelled As Religious Art. It Is, However, Seen That This Art Often Shows In Its Composition, Partly Or Wholly, A Deliberate Unrelatedness To Its Immediate Locus, And Conveys The Mind Of The Artist, His Absorption Of The Aesthetic And Literary, Traditional, Mystic And The Rasa-Charged Pulsating Life-Stream Legacy, And Display Of Macro-Cosmic Temper, Supra-Regional Commonality And Norm-Building Penchant, In His Eventual Creations. Religion Can Produce Profound Thought, But Not Art Which, Through The Medium Of Religion, Shows Insight And The Impacts Of Secular Experience. Examining By A Sampling The Entire Range Of Art, Sectorally And Chronologically, To Detect The Secular Manifestations Embedded In The Art Presentations, The Author Finds That There Is An Integrated Secularism In The Art Of India S Past, Invoked By The Artists Who Had Been Groomed In Its Culture And Who Had Developed A Macro-Perception, By The Totality Of The Impacts Of The Dharmasastras, Arthasastras, Kamasastras, And Natyasastras, Along With The Hieratic Works And The Fertility Cults And Mystic Deity-Devotee Links, Analogous To Mundane Romantic Attachment, And The Ancient Artist Who Owned All This As A Private Legacy, Had Evolved His Own Techniques For Formal Creations Of Them In Art. Illustrated With Sixty-Four Plates And Line Drawings, Besides Notes On Plates And Appendices, The Eight Chapters Of The Book Dissect The Processes Behind Art Creations, To Reveal Humanism And Secularism.

Fundamental Concepts of Architecture

Author: Alban Janson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034608926
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Architecture is an experience – with the intellect and with all our senses, in motion, and in use. But in order to actually discuss and assess it with relevance, a clarification of terms is essential in order to avoid the vagueness that often prevails when talking about architecture. This dictionary provides a vocabulary that allows the architecture discourse to go beyond the declaration of constructive relationships or the description of architectonic forms in familiar terms like “roof,” “base,” “wall,” and “axis” or “proportion”. The point is to describe the experience of architecture: how exactly does it contribute to the experience of a situation? For instance, the staging of an entrance situation, or the layout and visitor routes through a museum. From “context,” through “guidance,” “readability,” “patina,” “spatial structure,” “symmetry” and “tectonics,” to “width” (and “narrowness”) or “window,” the most important terms in architectural language are explained precisely and in detail.

The Archaeology of Art in the American Southwest

Author: Marit K. Munson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759120259
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Marit K. Munson explores ancient artwork with standard archaeological approaches to material culture, framed by theoretical insights of disciplines such as art history, visual studies, and psychology. She demonstrates how archaeological methods, combined with theoretical insights from other disciplines, open up new avenues for understanding of past peoples.

Psychologies of Mind

Author: Rachael Henry
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441140816
Format: PDF
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John Maze was a giant among philosophers of psychology.  This exciting, new collection of his published work demonstrates that what is seemingly new in psychology is so often not new at all but frequently consists of ill-informed corruptions of earlier, discarded, misguided attempts. Their collection together is timely in the current, innovatory era of cross-disciplinary exploration and integration on the borderlands of psychology and philosophy, where there is a visible danger that the welcome loosening of barriers to mutual communication also generates some 'wild' theorizing, familiar enough in the history of psychology itself. A corpus remarkable for its coherence, intellectual virtuosity and radicalism over 50 years, it speaks meaningfully to the wide range of psychological theory throughout its history up to the present day. Written with elegance and eloquence, the essays entail a thoroughgoing critical analysis of the most detrimental philosophical erroers of academic psychology in the 20th century, the relegation to history by the 20th century academy of some of the conceptually most promising lines of research, the cost that has been borne by the discipline of psychology, and the most promising future direction for the discipline.

Perspectives in Primary Education

Author: L. Borghi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401020698
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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Primary education in Europe, as in the United States and other conti nents, is passing through a period of profound change, affecting some of the fundamental educational aims at primary school level and teaching structure, content and methods. The purpose of this study is to sketch a broad picture of the Euro pean educational scene which may be brought about by the impact of innovation in industrialised countries. We are only too aware of the difficulties inherent in our task. Even when projections and forecasts are firmly rooted in an analysis of existing data, they are liable to be contradicted by the facts. We shall attempt to allow for those alternative situations which may provide the context for the organisation and functioning of primary education. We make no claim to portray the European primary school at the end of the twentieth or at the beginning of the twenty-first century. We shall do no more than analyse existing achievements and experiments based on research in the associated fields of education, psychology and sociology and from this analysis extrapolate a series of forecasts based on objective factors of a social and intellectual nature, offering realistic hypotheses for the future. Our aim is to provide sound guidelines for those who are to build a better future for our children.

Conceptual Art

Author: Alexander Alberro
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262511179
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"Compared to other avant-garde movements that emerged in the 1960s, conceptual art has received relatively little serious attention by art historians and critics of the past twenty-five years - in part because of the difficult, intellectual nature of the art." "This anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the movement. It also contains more recent memoirs by participants, as well as critical histories of the period by some of today's leading artists and art historians. A good portion of the exchange between artists, critics, and theorists took place in difficult-to-find limited-edition catalogs, small journals, and private correspondence. These influential documents are gathered here for the first time, along with a number of previously unpublished essays and interviews."--Contracubierta.

Manipulating the Sacred

Author: Mikelle Smith Omari-Tunkara
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814328521
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The first art historical study of Yoruba-descended African Brazilian religious art based on an author's long-term participation in and observation of private and public rituals.

Art of the Modern Age

Author: Jean-Marie Schaeffer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691016696
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This is a sweeping and provocative work of aesthetic theory: a trenchant critique of the philosophy of art as it developed from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century, combined with a carefully reasoned plea for a new and more flexible approach to art. Jean-Marie Schaeffer, one of France's leading aestheticians, explores the writings of Kant, Schlegel, Novalis, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger to show that these diverse thinkers shared a common approach to art, which he calls the "speculative theory." According to this theory, art offers a special kind of intuitive, quasi-mystical knowledge, radically different from the rational knowledge acquired by science. This view encouraged theorists to consider artistic geniuses the high-priests of humanity, creators of works that reveal the invisible essence of the world. Philosophers came to regard inexpressibility as the aim of art, refused to consider second-tier creations genuine art, and helped to create conditions in which the genius was expected to shock, puzzle, and mystify the public. Schaeffer shows that this speculative theory helped give birth to romanticism, modernism, and the avant-garde, and paved the way for an unfortunate divorce between art and enjoyment, between "high art" and popular art, and between artists and their public. Rejecting the speculative approach, Schaeffer concludes by defending a more tolerant theory of art that gives pleasure its due, includes popular art, tolerates less successful works, and accounts for personal tastes. "[A] remarkable work.... [Schaeffer's] writing is governed by ... the ideals of clarity and consequence, the ideas of logic, truth, and evidence.... Schaeffer is so precise and unrelenting a philosophical critic that one wonders how some of the philosophies he anatomizes here can possibly survive the operation."--From the foreword by Arthur C. Danto