ERIC Number: ED288768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
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Contemporary Research in Brain Hemispheric Specialization for Artists and Art Educators: An Annotated Bibliography.
There is a need for artists and for art educators to know about current research into different ways of thinking pertinent to both the creation and perception of art. Brain hemispheric research has stimulated new ideas about teaching processes that nurture spatial thinking and bring a positive new force to the studio and classroom. An introduction places the topic in context both in terms of historical awareness of different modes of thinking and in terms of recent research and popularization. Chapter 1 presents an overview of recent brain hemisphere research and its relevance to artists and art educators. Chapter 2 lists and concisely reviews 36 books. Chapter 3 addresses 89 journal articles in the same manner. The books and articles are listed alphabetically by author and include titles, publication, source, and other bibliographic information. Concluding comments assert that while the topic is relevant to creating and teaching art, the concept of two separate and distinct sides of the brain is inappropriate and oversimplified. An appendix lists 40 book titles that are peripherally related to the topic. (Author/DCW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Master's Thesis, Philadelphia College of the Arts.