Art Education: A Critical Necessity

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University of Illinois Press, 1991 - Art - 254 pages
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Recommending that art be taught as a humanity, this volume provides a philosophical rationale for the idea of discipline-based art education. It discusses topics ranging over both the public and private aspects of art, the disciplines of artistic creation, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics, and curriculum proposals featuring five phases of aesthetic learning.
 

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Contents

The Arts in the United States Today
1
The Arts and the Human Person
17
The Creation of Art
36
The Tradition of Art Art History
54
The Critique of Art Art Criticism
87
The Philosophy of Art Aesthetics
124
Toward a Humanitiesbased Conception of Art Education
158
Teaching Art as a Humanity
180
Notes
208
Suggested Reading
219
Index
245
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