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ERIC Number: EJ878026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
I like Cities; Do You like Letters? Introducing Urban Typography in Art Education
Huerta, Ricard
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v29 n1 p72-81 Feb 2010
This article proposes a study of the letters and graphics found in the city, while at the same time opening up unusual spaces linked to the cultural arena and visual geographies for the creation of learning spaces in art education, introducing urban typography for training teachers. The letters in urban spaces can help us reinterpret the patrimonial fabric of cities. With the help of typography, visual arts educators have a powerful graphic resource with which to articulate the complex communicative network of streets. We suggest walking as an aesthetic practice; strolling around the city as a very cultural means to motivate our students. We have at our disposal in our cities a genuine museum woven together with the threads of the alphabet. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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