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    DescriptionIn his last and most overarching essay on the subject, Rudolf Arnheim encourages us to see the range of individuality in children's drawings and to recognize the child's creation of 'significant form' as a way of bringing coherence to his or her experience of the world. This groundbreaking book brings together distinguished critics and scholars, including Rudolf Arnheim, to explore children's art and its profound but rarely documented history. The contributors address central questions of how children use art to make sense of their experience and what really constitutes visual 'giftedness' in children. They also cover such topics as visual thinking, the influence of popular culture on children's drawings, giftedness versus education in children's drawings, process, and social interaction in drawing. Created to accompany an exhibition on children's drawings, "When We Were Young" features a stunning full-color gallery of drawings both by famous artists such as Ingres, Van Gogh, Picasso, Miro, and Klee when they were children and by extraordinary 'ordinary' children. An annotated chronology, with synopses and more than a thousand scholarly notes, offers a comprehensive survey of the literature and history of child art from the thirteenth century to the present. It includes essays by Rudolf Arnheim, Jonathan Fineberg, Misty S. Houston, Olga Ivashkevich, Christine Marme Thompson, and Elizabeth Hutton Turner.


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    Title
    When We Were Young
    Subtitle
    New Perspectives on the Art of the Child
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rudolf Arnheim, By (author) Misty S. Houston, By (author) Olga Ivashkevich, By (author) Christine Marme Thompson, Edited by Jonathan Fineberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 962 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520250420
    ISBN 10: 0520250427
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    BIC subject category V2: AFF, JMC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000, SOC047000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 741.083
    LC classification: 2006012107, N352 .W48 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AFF, JMC
    Edition
    1, Annotated
    Illustrations note
    112 color illustrations, 88 b/w photographs
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    15 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Jonathan Fineberg is Gutgsell Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Columbia universities and is a trustee of the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. In addition to editing Discovering Child Art: Essays on Childhood, Primitivism, and Modernism, he is the author of The Innocent Eye: Children's Art and The Modern Artist, Art since 1940, and Imagining America: Icons of 20th Century American Art.
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Jay Gates and Richard Herman Acknowledgments by Jonathan Fineberg and Kathleen T. Harleman Introduction: Gifts of Seeing Jonathan Fineberg Beginning with the Child Rudolf Arnheim The "Ket Aesthetic": Visual Culture in Childhood Christine Marme Thompson Drawing in Children's Lives Olga Ivashkevich The Early Drawings of Louis XIII in the Journal de Jean Heroard Misty S. Houston "Animal Sketching": Aspects of Drawing and Play in Early Calder Elizabeth Hutton Turner Child's Play and the Origins of Art Jonathan Fineberg Gallery Children's Art: An Annotated Chronology by Jonathan Fineberg, Olga Ivashkevich, and Mysoon Rizk Index