The Aesthetic Impulse - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080302331, 9781483182407

The Aesthetic Impulse

1st Edition

Authors: Malcolm Ross
eBook ISBN: 9781483182407
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1984
Page Count: 166
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The Aesthetic Impulse discusses art as a commitment to the development of intelligent feeling. This book discusses the central value of the arts in education as aesthetic, as the qualification of sensibility. This text describes the academics and the instrumentalists as challengers for what arts education is, and allow integration into mainstream education. The arts are different and such difference is their strength. This book also defines sensibility, aesthetics, and the exploration of the vernacular principle or popular art. This text explains what is whole and holy, what a good cultural education is, and labels the educational system under the present conditions as the enemy. The book proposes an Aesthetic Education Department or faculty assigned for coordinating an aesthetic curriculum. This text assesses aesthetic development in children in terms of pragmatic attention, disinterested attention, and tacit attention. This book also explains the development of art, drama, and music into the teen-age years, and also points out that aesthetic education involves development of sensual knowledge.

This book is suitable for arts teachers, child educators, school counselors, and school administrators, as well as students in the arts.

Table of Contents

1. The Threat to Arts Education

2. Art, a Way of Knowing

3. Sensibility

4. Art and Aesthetics

5. The Vernacular Principle

6. The Poetics of Day-Dream

7. Cordiality

8. The Whole and the Holy

9. A Cultural Education

10. The System is the Enemy

11. The Aesthetic Curriculum

12. Ways of Working

13. Assessing Aesthetic Development

14. Sensual Knowledge


Author Index


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