Artisan or Artist? - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483166605, 9781483194080

Artisan or Artist?

1st Edition

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

Authors: Gordon Sutton
eBook ISBN: 9781483194080
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 340
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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.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations



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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