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Art, Artists, and Art Education


reviewed by Al Hurwitz 1970

coverTitle: Art, Artists, and Art Education
Author(s): Kenneth Lansing
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The ultimate symbol of the affluent society has arrived: the educational text that can decorate a coffee table. McGraw-Hill has come out with two of these weighty, handsomely produced blockbusters1 and if the kids can afford to buy them (and have the strength to carry them to class), elementary art methods courses may be delivered from the creeping malaise of which they are so often accused. Despite the heft of Lansing's effort, he has come up with a statement on the nature, purposes, and methodology of public school art that is basically lean, clearly stated, and obviously the product of lengthy gestation. In this study, Lansing reflects the art educator's customary preoccupation with the elementary rather than secondary curriculum. (One can count on the fingers of one's hand the number of texts published in the last five years which concern themselves with curriculum in the visual arts in grades 7-12.) Although the book purports to deal with art from the nursery school through the 9th grade,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 4, 1970, p. 689-692
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1811, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 9:50:40 PM

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