The Aesthetic Impulse

The Aesthetic Impulse

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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  • Author: Malcolm Ross
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149752

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The Aesthetic Impulse explains aesthetic as describing a significant area of the school curriculum that would include but not be confined to the creative arts. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on arts education. Subsequent chapters explain art, sensibility, aesthetics, and the vernacular principle. The concept of arts education as cultural education, which means responding to the young's needs to generate individual and group identity, is also described. Other chapters explore the aesthetic curriculum and assessment of aesthetic development.

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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  • No. of pages: 166
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149752

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Malcolm Ross

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