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ERIC Number: EJ1138146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Learning How to See and Feel: Alfred Lichtwark and His Concept of Artistic and Aesthetic Education
Priem, Karin; Mayer, Christine
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v53 n3 p199-213 2017
Focusing on Lichtwark's concept of museology, this article shows what role he envisaged for art in public life at a time when the rise of mass consumption and popular culture created new lifestyles. Lichtwark's concept of artistic and aesthetic education did not only extend to museums and classrooms but also to dilettantism as a basis for educating taste and developing an appreciation of the arts that would have a positive economic impact. The article looks at the contemporary entanglements and different contexts of Lichtwark's ideas and relates them to recent approaches to cultural learning. Generally speaking, it argues that concepts of cultural learning are a bundle of entangled threads that connect and concern not only the sphere of art but also contradictory values and norms, economic production, and the emergence of new important status groups such as consumers.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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