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ERIC Number: ED029902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Pages: 35
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Art Preferences in Culturally Varying Groups. Final Report.
Child, Irvin L.; And Others
This study undertaken by researchers at Yale University examined the similarities and differences among groups of people in their responses to works of art. Subjects were chosen from the United States, Japan, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, and Peru, and were grouped by age, art involvement, sex, and education. They were shown pairs of slides or prints of visual art, and were asked to indicate either which of the pair they preferred or which they considered the better work of art. Responses, compared with the aesthetic judgments of United States art experts, showed a higher agreement with the experts among art-involved and better-educated groups. Resemblance of responses was greater among groups within a cultural region than among groups of differing cultural regions. In addition, data was included and analyzed to determine the stimulus correlates of choice in Japanese and American groups. The results supported the view that a transcultural constancy in aesthetic orientation underlies the great diversity in art preferences. (JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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