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Art, Artist, and Layman

A Study of the Teaching of the Visual Arts

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ISBN 9780674436169

Publication Date: 01/01/1937

152 pages

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All who are in any way concerned with visual art or with art education will be interested in this stimulating volume. The first part considers the difficulty with some of our present aims and methods in education. The second part outlines a rational program for schools, colleges, and graduate professional schools. Professor Alexander Pope puts forward the revolutionary proposal that advanced training for the visual arts—architecture, painting, sculpture, the so-called industrial arts, museum work, technical care of works of art, and teaching of the history and theory of art—should all be incorporated in a comprehensive professional school and that this should assume a general background of study in school and college which would be much the same for both professional people and laymen. The book concludes with a brief explanation of what we mean by the theory of the visual arts, a subject on which many persons are little informed.

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