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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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  • Preface
  • I. Aims in the Teaching of the Visual Arts
    • Introductory
    • Drawing and painting as a normal means of expression
    • Understanding and appreciation of art as a part of our cultural heritage
    • The raising of standards of production—contemporary art in relation to the art of the past
    • Training of the public in discrimination
    • Training of the artist
  • II. A Rational Program
    • Scope and limitations
    • The school
    • Summary of work at school level
    • Summary of work at college level
    • Summary of work at graduate or professional school level
    • Schools for workers in various arts or trades
    • Museums
  • III. Conclusion
  • Appendix. The Theory of the Visual Arts
    • Introductory
    • The terms of vision
    • Art and aesthetic experience
    • The principles of order, and their application to the terms of vision
    • Drawing and painting in the mode of pure design
    • Representation in drawing and painting
    • Pictorial design
    • Design in sculpture
    • Design in architectural and other structural arts
    • Technical procedures

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