The Child's Creation of a Pictorial World / Edition 2

The Child's Creation of a Pictorial World / Edition 2

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by Claire Golomb, Golomb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805843728

ISBN-13: 9780805843729

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book places child art within the broader context of children's creative intelligence and intrinsic motivation to invent a pictorial world. It examines the development of drawing and painting from several currently dominant theoretical perspectives. This is followed by an extensive examination of empirical data on the art work of children who are ordinary,

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This book places child art within the broader context of children's creative intelligence and intrinsic motivation to invent a pictorial world. It examines the development of drawing and painting from several currently dominant theoretical perspectives. This is followed by an extensive examination of empirical data on the art work of children who are ordinary, talented, emotionally disturbed, and atypically developed due to mental disability or autism.

The Child's Creation of a Pictorial World uses a developmental framework that combines theoretical sophistication with rigorous empirical investigations into the mental processes that underlie the child's drawings. It delineates the evolution of forms, the pictorial differentiation of figures and their spatial relations, the role of color in narrative descriptions, and its expressive function. Artistic development across all these dimensions is seen as a meaningful mental activity that serves cognitive, affective, and aesthetic functions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805843729
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1From Action to Representation: The Origins of Early Graphic Forms8
2The Puzzle of the Tadpole Man37
3Differentiation of Forms and Early Graphic Models57
4Space: In Search of the Missing Dimension98
5Color, Affect, and Expression: The Depiction of Mood and Feelings133
6Composition: The Creation of Pictorial Space and the Communication of Meaning169
7Gifted Child Artists201
8Art, Personality, and Diagnostics279
9The Child as Art Critic322
10Reflections on Cultural Variables340
References363
Author Index375
Subject Index378

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