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

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"The Child's Creation of a Pictorial World 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 theoretical perspectives before examining empirical data on the artwork 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 is intended for a broad readership of developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists who use drawings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, anthropologists interested in art, art educators, and early childhood educators. It can also serve as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in child art offered in departments of psychology, art education, art history, and early childhood education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805843729
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Claire Golomb is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition
Introduction 1
1 From Action to Representation: The Origins of Early Graphic Forms 8
2 The Puzzle of the Tadpole Man 37
3 Differentiation of Forms and Early Graphic Models 57
4 Space: In Search of the Missing Dimension 98
5 Color, Affect, and Expression: The Depiction of Mood and Feelings 133
6 Composition: The Creation of Pictorial Space and the Communication of Meaning 169
7 Gifted Child Artists 201
8 Art, Personality, and Diagnostics 279
9 The Child as Art Critic 322
10 Reflections on Cultural Variables 340
References 363
Author Index 375
Subject Index 378
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