The History and Philosophy of Art Education

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James Clarke & Co., 2004 - Art - 400 pages
Dr. Macdonald investigates the continuous developments of art and design education in Italy, France, Britain, Germany, and the United States. The study traces the philosophies of teachers from the age of the guilds and the academies to today, and sets them in the context of the general education theories of their times. Stuart Macdonald clarifies the whole field of art education for research and teaching purposes. He points out that the knowledge of the principles and methods of art education is essential for a true understanding of the art of different periods. He makes clear that art education should be studied within the existing education disciplines of history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology of education. Essentially factual, using many quotations from primary sources not generally available, this book gives a disciplined grounding in a branch of the history of education, and describes the philosophies which continue to govern courses in Art and Design. This finely illustrated book provides avivid review of the history of art teaching.
 

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Contents

Guilds Academies Societies and Institutes
17
Academic Principles
41
Egyptian Figure and Amazon of Polykleitos
43
Bonomis version of the Canon derived from Vitruvius
45
Finding the Golden Section
48
The Petitioner and the Politicians
60
The Schools of Design
73
The Philosophies of Haydon Dyce and Wilson
116
Museum 1857
206
Payment on Results in Art Education
207
The Philosophy of the South Kensington Circle
226
America imports Coles System
253
The Swing to Fine Art
263
The Slade and its Concept of Drawing
269
The French Ateliers
284
From Applied Art to Design
291

Cole Acquires a Kingdom
129
Sociological Art Education for Whom?
143
From The Artists by W M Thackeray in Heads of the People
145
Schools of the Department of Science and Art
157
Typical plan of a Government School of Art
184
A National System for Public Art Education
188
Examples of the work required for art examinations of
190
The Move to South Kensington
201
The Central Art Training School and South Kensington
204
Some of Walter Cranes diagrams from Line and Form
295
Primitive Art and Child Art
331
University and Polytechnic
355
Basic Design and Visual Education
365
Table of Dates
379
The National Course of Instruction for Government
388
Index of Subjects
397
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