ISBN-10:
0787962422
ISBN-13:
9780787962425
Pub. Date:
10/17/2002
Publisher:
Wiley
The Art and Science of Portraiture / Edition 1

The Art and Science of Portraiture / Edition 1

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Overview

"The writing is beautiful, the ideas persuasive, and the picture it paints of the process of careful observation is one that every writer should read. . . . A rich and wonderful book."
American Journal of Education

A landmark contribution to the field of research methodology, this remarkable book illuminates the origins, purposes, and features of portraiture—placing it within the larger discourse on social science inquiry and mapping it onto the broader terrain of qualitative research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787962425
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/17/2002
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 510,555
Product dimensions: 6.84(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

SARA LAWRENCE-LIGHTFOOT, a promminent sociologist and professor, of education at Harvard University, is the author of numerous books including The Good High School, Balm in Gilead, and I've Known Rivers. Winner of the prestigious MacArthur Prize, Lawrence-Lightfoot was recently awarded Harvard's George Ledlie Prize given for research that makes the "most valuable contribution to science" and that "benefits mankind." She has been a Fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

JESSICA HOFFMANN DAVIS is the Director of Arts in Education Concentration and a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was the principal investigator of several arts projects at Harvard Project Zero. Her numerous publications include The MUSE (Museums Uniting with Schools in Education) Book and The Co-Arts Assessment Handbook.

Table of Contents

The Author ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Frame xv

Chapter One: A View of the Whole: Origins and Purposes 1

Chapter Two: Perspective Taking: Discovery and Development 19

Chapter Three: On Context 39

Illumination: Framing and Terrain 41

Implementation: Setting the Site 60

Artistic Refrain: Priming the Canvas 74

Chapter Four: On Voice 83

Illumination: Expressing a Point of View 85

Implementation: Defining the Lens 106

Artistic Refrain: Negotiating Perspective 124

Chapter Five: On Relationship 133

Illumination: Navigating Intimacy 135

Implementation: Delaring Boundaries 160

Artistic Refrain: Representing Rapport 175

Chapter Six: On Emergent Themes 183

Illumination: Searching for Patterns 185

Implementation: Naming Convergence 215

Artistic Refrain: Defining Form 232

Chapter Seven: On Aesthetic Whole 241

Illumination: Shaping the Story 243

Implementation: Composing the Narrative 261

Artistic Refrain: Achieving Balance 275

References 283

Index 289

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