When We Were Young by Jonathan Fineberg
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When We Were Young
By Jonathan Fineberg

When We Were Young

New Perspectives on the Art of the Child

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Contributions by Rudolf Arnheim See other recent books by Rudolf Arnheim See other recent books by Misty S. Houston
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When We Were Young by Jonathan Fineberg

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In 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520250437
ISBN-10: 0520250435
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 216mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Troublesome Subject by Jonathan Fineberg Troublesome Subject, Hardback (March 2013)

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Author Biography - Jonathan Fineberg

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.

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