As well as discussing the artistic development of typical children, this book also includes a discussion of children with intellectual disabilities and those with a talent for art, including autistic children. We tend to think of pictures as a strictly visual medium, but the section on blind children's ability to recognize pictures challenges this assumption. Moreover, Maureen Cox evaluates various professional groups' usage of children's pictures. Finally, she considers the art curriculum in different countries and different educational philosophies.Read more
- Comprehensive account of children's understanding and production of pictures
- Lavishly illustrated and with a colour section
- Clearly written for researchers, professionals and non-experts alike
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- Date Published: December 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521531986
- length: 392 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.62kg
- contains: 8 colour illus. 5 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Children's understanding of the representational nature of pictures
3. Children's appreciation
4. Children's early mark-making
5. Being realistic
6. The spatial organisation of the picture
7. Children's ability to depict expressions of emotion
8. The development of children's pictures and the history of art
9. Artistic development in special populations
10. Cultural influences on children's artwork
11. Professionals' use of children's drawings
12. Children's art and education
13. Picturing the future
Appendix: Theories of visual perception and the perception of pictures
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