Artisan or Artist?

Artisan or Artist?

A History of the Teaching of Art and Crafts in English Schools

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Gordon Sutton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194080

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Artisan or Artist?: A History of the Teaching of Art and Crafts in English Schools provides information pertinent to the origin of the teaching of art and crafts in English schools. This book discusses the fundamental aspects of art education in the schools. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the close link between drawing and writing. This text then discusses the character of English education in the 19th century. Other chapters consider the definite views of art and craft education and discuss the regulations for training of teachers for elementary schools. This book discusses as well the progress of art as a subject for the school certificate. The final chapter deals with the methods and findings of psychology that have benefited art education. This book is a valuable resource for art historians, artists, art teachers, art students, and research workers.

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    I The Schoolmasters

    II Continental Educators

    III Towards the Science and Art Department

    IV Spencer and Ruskin

    V Needlework in the Elementary Schools

    VI The Middle-Class Schools

    VII Drawing in the Elementary Schools

    VIII Opposition to South Kensington

    IX Manual Training and Sloyd

    X Needlework—To 1913

    XI The End of "Science and Art"

    XII The Discovery of Child Art

    XIII Art in Secondary Schools

    XIV "Handwork" and Handicraft

    XV Child Art, Continental and English

    XVI The "Reports" on Art in Secondary Schools


    Appendix A. Endowed Schools Teaching Drawing, Compiled from Schools Enquiry ("Taunton") Commission, 1868

    Appendix B. Science and Art Department's Requirements for Full Qualification in Art Teaching, 1883

    Appendix C. Lectures to Masters in Training and National Schools at the Central School of Art, South Kensington, 1884

    Appendix D. The Royal Society of Arts

    Appendix E. Rapport sur les Musées et les Écoles d'Art Industriel en Angleterre, 1889

    List of References

    Name Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194080

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