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Invented worlds : the psychology of the arts

Author: Ellen Winner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Psychologist Ellen Winner studies the creative, nonliteral discourse of children's spontaneous speech, examining how their abilities to use and interpret figurative language change as they grow  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winner, Ellen.
Invented worlds.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1982
(OCoLC)560657247
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Winner
ISBN: 0674463609 9780674463608 0674463617 9780674463615
OCLC Number: 8195574
Description: xvi, 431 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. The puzzle of art --
[ch.] 1. Personality and intellect --
1. The artist --
2. The audience --
[ch.] 2. Painting --
3. What's in a picture? --
4. The untutored eye --
5. The development of drawing --
[ch.] 3. Music --
6. The sounds of music --
7. The innocent ear --
8. The birth of song --
[ch.] 4. Literature --
9. The literary experience --
10. Once upon a time --
11. First drafts --
[ch.] 5. Art and abnormality --
12. The damaged brain --
13. Mental illness --
Epilogue. Solving the puzzle of art.
Responsibility: Ellen Winner.

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[T]here has not been such a book in years...[and] this book is exremely good. I would not be surprised if it became the standard text for courses on the psychology of art...Winner takes widely Read more...

 
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