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ERIC Number: ED542887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1909
Pages: 181
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
Instruction in the Fine and Manual Arts in the United States: A Statistical Monograph. Bulletin, 1909, No. 6. Whole Number 406
Bailey, Henry Turner
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Art instruction aims to raise the standard of taste. It includes instruction in seeing and interpreting the beautiful in nature and the arts, in drawing, both free-hand and instrumental, in designing, coloring, and modeling, in manipulating paper, cloth, leather, wood, metal, or other materials, to produce a result having elements of beauty. Art instruction, in the broadest sense, is promoted in the United States through the cooperation of many agencies. Chief among these are the public schools, art schools, special evening schools, art educational organizations and publications (many not avowedly art educational and therefore, perhaps, more widely influential), art departments in normal schools and in colleges and universities, summer schools, handicraft societies, public libraries having departments of art, lecture courses, and local exhibitions. To gather complete returns from each and all of these agencies is manifestly impossible. To state in the form of statistical tables the potency of each is equally impossible. To take such returns as the Bureau of Education could secure, arrange in orderly fashion, and summarize; to select from the summaries the most significant totals and compare them, and to set forth in a form convenient for reference such data as may be of service to those engaged in promoting art education, is within the range of possibility, and is the purpose of this monograph. A bibliography and an index are included. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 12 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States