ERIC Number: ED376086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Art Education: A Critical Necessity. Disciplines in Art Education: Contexts of Understanding Series.
Levi, Albert William; Smith, Ralph A.
This introductory volume of the five-part series, "Disciplines in Art Education: Contexts of Understanding," provides a philosophical rationale for the idea of discipline-based art education. The idea models humanistic fundamentals by answering the basic human needs to communicate and share experiences with others (art making), find a place in time and be reminded of things worth remembering (art history), and be reasonable in deliberations about matters of importance (art criticism and aesthetics). The volume consists of 8 chapters: (1) "The Arts in the United States Today"; (2) "The Arts and the Human Person"; (3) "The Creation of Art"; (4) "The Tradition of Art: Art History"; (5) "The Critique of Art: Art Criticism"; (6) "The Philosophy of Art: Aesthetics"; (7) "Toward a Humanities-based Conception of Art Education"; and (8) "Teaching Art as a Humanity." The chapters are followed by extensive notes, annotated suggested readings, and an index. (MM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art Expression, Art History, Artists, Discipline Based Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Humanistic Education, Humanities, Visual Arts
University of Illinois Press, 54 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 (ISBN-0-252-01813-3, $39.95, cloth; ISBN-0-252-06185-3, $16.95, paper).
Publication Type: Books
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