Discovering child art : essays on childhood, primitivism, and modernism (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Discovering child art : essays on childhood, primitivism, and modernism

Author: Jonathan David Fineberg
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together thirteen distinguished critics and scholars to explore children's art and its profound but rarely documented influence on the evolution of modern art. It shows that children's art and childhood have inspired major works of art, served as central metaphors for artistic spontaneity and honesty, and provided a window into the fundamental human qualities explored by modern artists.
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Genre/Form: children's art
Children's art
Named Person: Mikhail Fedorovich Larionov; Wassily Kandinsky; Gabriele Münter; Paul Klee; Roger Fry; Joan Miró; Asger Jorn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan David Fineberg
ISBN: 0691011885 9780691011882 0691086826 9780691086828
OCLC Number: 37201375
Description: xxii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The art of unlearning / Werner Hofmann --
Behinning with the child / Rudolf Arnheim --
Viollet-le-Duc's Historie d'un dessinateur / E.H. Gombrich --
Larinov and children's drawings / G.G. Pospelov --
Children's drawing in Russian futurism / Yuri Molok --
"There is an unconscious, vast power in the child" : notes on Kandinsky, Münter and children's drawings / Barbara Wörwag --
Paul Klee and children's art / Marcel Franciscono --
The issue of childhood in Klee's late work / Josef Helfenstein --
From primitivist phylogeny to formalist ontogeny : Roger Fry and children's drawings / Richard Shiff --
Miró and children's drawings / Dora Vallier --
The infant in the adult : Joan Miró and the infantile image / Christoper Green --
Magic figures : jorn, cobra and children's drawings / Troels Andersen --
From wonder to blunder : the child is mother to the man / John Carlin.
Other Titles: Kinderzeichnung und die Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Fineberg.
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"The breadth of contributions, the eminence of the authors, and the new perspectives brought to light help clarify dramatically the seminal role children's art played in paintings, drawings, and Read more...

 
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