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    DescriptionThis book brings together thirteen distinguished critics and scholars to explore children's art and its profound but rarely documented influence on the evolution of modern art. It shows that children's art and childhood have inspired major works of art, served as central metaphors for artistic spontaneity and honesty, and provided a window into the fundamental human qualities explored by modern artists. The volume complements editor Jonathan Fineberg's groundbreaking new book, The Innocent Eye (Princeton, 1997), in which he showed how many of the greatest masters of modern art collected and were directly influenced by children's drawings. Contributors here both expand on Fineberg's themes and take the study of children's art in new directions. They examine, for example, the influence of child art on such artists as Kandinsky, Klee, Larionov, and Mir; the diverse styles of children's art; the influence of Romantic ideas on perceptions of children's art; the conception of giftedness versus education in children's drawings; and the relationship between children's art and primitivism. The book offers unique glimpses into the working processes of great modern artists, presenting, for example, Dora Vallier's personal recollections of Mir and his creative process, and new documentation about the works of the Russian avant-garde. The essays draw on art theory, psychology, and the close study of individual works of art and written texts. Discovering Child Art will appeal to a wide range of readers, including art historians, psychologists, and art educators. Contributors to the book are Troels Andersen, Rudolf Arnheim, John Carlin, Marcel Franciscono, Ernst Gombrich, Christopher Green, Josef Helfenstein, Werner Hofmann, Yuri Molok, G. G. Pospelov, Richard Shiff, Dora Vallier, and Barbara Wrwag.


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    Title
    Discovering Child Art
    Subtitle
    Essays on Childhood, Primitivism and Modernism
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jonathan Fineberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 294
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691086828
    ISBN 10: 0691086826
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFSP1, ACX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25810
    B&T Approval Code: A02540000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Approval Code: A11441500
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 709.04
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000
    Abridged Dewey: 701
    BISAC V2.8: SOC047000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART050000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100
    DC22: 704.054
    Thema V1.0: AGA, JBSP1
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    23 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Author Information
    Jonathan Fineberg is Professor of Art History and University Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has won the Pultzer Fellowship in Critical Writing and the Art Critic's Fellowship of the National Endowment for the Arts. He has curated major exhibitions in the United States and Europe. His recent books include The Innocent Eye (Princeton) and Art since 1940: Strotegies of Being.
    Review quote
    "The breadth of the contributions, the eminence of the authors, and the new perspectives brought to light help clarify dramatically the seminal role children's art played in paintings, drawing, and aesthetic theories of many of this century's most innovative artists." - Steven Monsbach, Pratt Institute "The premise that many of the great masters of twentieth-century art collected children's drawings in depth, and that these drawings directly influenced some of their most celebrated works, is extended and explored [in Discovering Child Art] by a diverse group of museum directors and curators, art historians, psychologists, philosophers, and critics.... This book is recommended for both art history and art education university resource sheives." - Kent Anderson, School Arts"
    Back cover copy
    "The breadth of contributions, the eminence of the authors, and the new perspectives brought to light help clarify dramatically the seminal role children's art played in paintings, drawings, and aesthetic theories of many of this century's most innovative artists."--Steven Mansbach, Pratt Institute"The premise that many of the great masters of twentieth-century art collected children's drawings in depth, and that these drawings directly influenced some of their most celebrated works, is extended and explored [in Discovering Child Art] by a diverse group of museum directors and curators, art historians, psychologists, philosophers, and critics. . . . This book is recommended for both art history and art education university resource shelves."--Kent Anderson, School Arts
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Beginning with the Child Viollet-le-Duc's Histoire d'un dessinateur Larionov and Children's Drawings Children's Drawing in Russian Futurism "There Is an Unconscious, Vast Power in the Child": Notes on Kandinsky, Munter and Children's Drawings Paul Klee and Children's Art The Issue of Childhood in Klee's Late Work From Primitivist Phylogeny to Formalist Ontogeny: Roger Fry and Children's Drawings Miro and Children's Drawings The Infant in the Adult: Joan Miro and the Infantile Image Magic Figures: Jorn, Cobra and Children's Drawings From Wonder to Blunder: The Child Is Mother to the Man Notes on the Contributors Index