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The Open Eye in Learning

The Role of Art in General Education

Edited by Richard H. Bassett

An examination of art education in secondary schools and colleges, asking what kinds of courses best fulfill educational and personal needs.

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An examination of art education in secondary schools and colleges, asking what kinds of courses best fulfill educational and personal needs.

The contributors to this volume are primarily concerned not with building an argument regarding "eye-training" but with the question "What kinds of art courses are necessary to fulfill the objectives of general education and also satisfy a complex set of personal needs?"

The book contains numerous and significant illustrations on all levels of achievement in art and an extensive bibliography.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262020442 216 pp. |

Paperback

$30.00 X | £24.00 ISBN: 9780262520324 216 pp. |

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Richard H. Bassett

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  • Bassett's book is sensitive yet scholarly... the finest text one could use in art education courses... a beautifully written book!

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  • The executive committee of the National Association of Independent Schools appointed a special committee on the study of art to produce an evaluation and report. The committee expanded its scope and received support from The MIT Press. In the report here, five contributors offer nine articles that are evaluations of present educational programs and suggestions for future art involvement by secondary schools and colleges.

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  • An examination of art education from primary grades through college. Explores characteristics of art courses that meet both educational and personal needs. Proposes specific studio, historical, and critical courses, and discusses outstanding examples of school art programs.

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