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Dewey For Artists

Author : Mary Jane Jacob
ISBN : 9780226580449
Genre : Art
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John Dewey is known as a pragmatic philosopher and progressive architect of American educational reform, but some of his most important contributions came in his thinking about art. Dewey argued that there is strong social value to be found in art, and it is artists who often most challenge our preconceived notions. Dewey for Artists shows us how Dewey advocated for an “art of democracy.” Identifying the audience as co-creator of a work of art by virtue of their experience, he made space for public participation. Moreover, he believed that societies only become—and remain—truly democratic if its citizens embrace democracy itself as a creative act, and in this he advocated for the social participation of artists. Throughout the book, Mary Jane Jacob draws on the experiences of contemporary artists who have modeled Dewey’s principles within their practices. We see how their work springs from deeply held values. We see, too, how carefully considered curatorial practice can address the manifold ways in which aesthetic experience happens and, thus, enable viewers to find greater meaning and purpose. And it is this potential of art for self and social realization, Jacob helps us understand, that further ensures Dewey’s legacy—and the culture we live in.
Category: Art

Art As Experience

Author : John Dewey
ISBN : 0399531971
Genre : Political Science
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Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.
Category: Political Science

Imagining Dewey

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ISBN : 9789004438064
Genre : Education
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Features productive (re)interpretations of 21st century experience using the lens of Dewey’s Art as Experience, through putting an array of international philosophers, educators, and artists-researchers in transactional dialogue and on equal footing in an academic text.
Category: Education

The Watercolor Book

Author : David Dewey
ISBN : 0823056392
Genre : Art
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This thorough watercoloring guide starts with an up-to-date review of the tools and techniques used by today's watercolor artists and then offers detailed lessons in basic drawing skills. 420 color, 35 b&w illustrations.
Category: Art

Art And Its Significance

Author : Stephen David Ross
ISBN : 0873957644
Genre : Art
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The philosophy of art, including the theory of interpretation, has been among the most generative branches of philosophy in the latter half of the twentieth century. Remarkable, interesting, and important work has emerged on both sides of the Atlantic, from all the major sources of philosophic thought. For the first time, Stephen David Ross brings together the best of recent writing with the major historical texts and the most influential works of the past century to provide valuable insight into the nature of art and how we are to understand it. The selections in this collection comprise a remarkably wide array of positions on the nature and importance of art in human experience. A wealth of material is divided into four parts. Part I from the history of philosophy includes selections by the essential writers: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche. In Part II there are significant selections from Dewey, Langer, Goodman, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. The major selections in Part III are from Hirsch and Gadamer on the nature of interpretation, supplemented by selections from Pepper, Derrida, and Foucault. Selections in Part IV sharpen the issues that emerge from the more theoretical discussions in the preceeding sections. Part IV includes important psychological theories, seminal proclamations by twentieth century artists, and selections from Bullough on aesthetic distance, as well as from Marcuse, who develops an important variation on the Marxist view of art.
Category: Art

An Artist S Survival Guide

Author : Malcolm Dewey
ISBN : 1386708526
Genre :
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What does it take to be creative? To make your art despite objections, self-doubt, and procrastination? This book is for artists of all kinds. Whether you are a professional artist, painting for fun or thinking about art when you retire one day.I have collected a series of ideas, thoughts, tips, and observations over the years and included them in this book. Some practical, heartfelt and others irreverent, but all part of my journey. I do hope you find a few useful nuggets amidst the other bits. This book would also make a lovely gift for artists. Just saying.

The Art Of Ill Will

Author : Donald Dewey
ISBN : 9780814720158
Genre : Art
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A comprehensive history of American political cartooning integrates more than two hundred illustrations with informative analysis to chronicle the evolution of the cartoon as humor, political expression, and art form from the colonial period to the present day, capturing the work of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Nast, Joseph Keppler, Theodore Geisel, James Montgomery Flagg, Gary Trudeau, Jules Feiffer, and many more.
Category: Art

Walking And Mapping

Author : Karen O'Rourke
ISBN : 9780262528955
Genre : Artists as cartographers
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In 'Walking and Mapping', Karen O'Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projects by contemporary artists. Some chart "emotional GPS"; some use GPS for creating "datascapes" while others use their legs to do "speculative mapping." Many work with scientists, designers, and engineers. O'Rourke offers close readings of these works and situates them in relation to landmark works from the past half-century. She shows that the infinitesimal details of each of these projects take on more significance in conjunction with others. Together, they form a new entity, a dynamic whole greater than the sum of its parts. By alternating close study of selected projects with a broader view of their place in a bigger picture, Walking and Mapping itself maps a complex phenomena.
Category: Artists as cartographers

The Oxford Handbook Of Dewey

Author : Steven Fesmire
ISBN : 9780190069780
Genre : Philosophy
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John Dewey was the foremost philosophical figure and public intellectual in early to mid-twentieth century America. He is still the most academically cited Anglophone philosopher of the past century, and is among the most cited Americans of any century. In this comprehensive volume spanning thirty-five chapters, leading scholars help researchers access particular aspects of Dewey's thought, navigate the enormous and rapidly developing literature, and participate in current scholarship in light of prospects in key topical areas. Beginning with a framing essay by Philip Kitcher calling for a transformation of philosophical research inspired by Dewey, contributors interpret, appraise, and critique Dewey's philosophy under the following headings: Metaphysics; Epistemology, Science, Language, and Mind; Ethics, Law, and the Starting Point; Social and Political Philosophy, Race, and Feminist Philosophy; Philosophy of Education; Aesthetics; Instrumental Logic, Philosophy of Technology, and the Unfinished Project of Modernity; Dewey in Cross-Cultural Dialogue; The American Philosophical Tradition, the Social Sciences, and Religion; and Public Philosophy and Practical Ethics.
Category: Philosophy

John Dewey And The Artful Life

Author : Scott R. Stroud
ISBN : 9780271074610
Genre : Philosophy
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Aesthetic experience has had a long and contentious history in the Western intellectual tradition. Following Kant and Hegel, a human’s interaction with nature or art frequently has been conceptualized as separate from issues of practical activity or moral value. This book examines how art can be seen as a way of moral cultivation. Scott Stroud uses the thought of the American pragmatist John Dewey to argue that art and the aesthetic have a close connection to morality. Dewey gives us a way to reconceptualize our ideas of ends, means, and experience so as to locate the moral value of aesthetic experience in the experience of absorption itself, as well as in the experience of reflective attention evoked by an art object.
Category: Philosophy

The Art Of George Tuska

Author : Dewey Cassell
ISBN : 1893905403
Genre : Art
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The Art of George Tuska is a comprehensive look at the personal and professional life of Tuska, including his early work with the Eisner-Iger studio and his involvement with the controversial crime comics of the independent publishers Tuska worked with. The book includes extensive coverage of his definitive work on Iron Man, X-Men, Hulk, Justice League, Teen Titans, Batman, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and many more. A gallery of commission artwork by George and a thorough index of his extensive body of work are also included, and each section of the book is filled with examples of original artwork and photographs, as well as sketches and previously unpublished artwork. Interviews and anecdotes from his peers and fans, plus the very personal and reflective words of George himself, make this book a testament to the tremendous influence Tuska has had on the comic book industry and his legion of fans.
Category: Art

Hack The Experience

Author : Ryan Dewey
ISBN : 1947447653
Genre : Art and science
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"This is a book for artists, but it is also for curators, art school faculty, landscape architects, gallerists, archivists, post-disciplinary multi-hyphenates, museum program staff, and anyone who wants to know about the ways art and congnitive science come together to engage an audience."--Cover.
Category: Art and science

Is Art Good For Us

Author : Joli Jensen
ISBN : 0742517411
Genre : Art
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Are the arts good for us? This book questions our taken-for-granted assumptions about the transformational powers of high culture by critiquing an instrumental American heritage of beliefs about the arts. Jensen argues that faith in high culture's unproven ability to transform people and society allows social critics to keep faith with the idea of a democratic society while deploring popular culture. Employing perspectives from Tocqueville and Dewey, she argues that the arts are good, but they don't do good. Instead of expecting the arts to improve things (and blaming the media for ruining them) we need to recognize that it is up to us, not "the arts" to make the world a better place.
Category: Art

John Dewey S Pragmatic Technology

Author : Larry A. Hickman
ISBN : UCSD:31822030792519
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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..". a comprehensive canvass of Dewey s logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, philosophy of history, and social thought." Choice ..". a major addition to the recent accumulation of in-depth studies of Dewey." Journal of Speculative Philosophy "Larry Hickman has done an exemplary job in demonstrating the relevance of John Dewey s philosophy to modern-day discussions of technology." Ethics"
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : Jeff Kelley
ISBN : 9780520236714
Genre : Art
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"Childsplay is an extraordinary book. Jeff Kelley not only narrates the history of Allan Kaprow's art but also tells the story of art in the last half of the twentieth century from an entirely fresh point of view. He makes sense of performance history in the context of developments in the more traditional art media in a way that I find consistently illuminating."—Henry Sayre, author of The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde Since 1970 "Allan Kaprow's Happenings? You had to be there, goes the retort. But the next best thing, it turns out, is reading David Antin's witty first-hand accounts and Jeff Kelley's illuminating discussion of this singular form of vanguard performance art."—Christopher Knight, art critic, Los Angeles Times "Allan Kaprow is one of those rare artists whose ideas and innovations have changed the practice and theory of art in his own lifetime. As a founding father and a leading practitioner of performance and conceptual art, he created works that have run the risk of ephemerality, leaving few traces or objects behind them. It is the achievement of Jeff Kelley's Childsplay that Kaprow's seminal works (or "play" as the title would have it) are now brought sharply and vividly back to the present. The result is not only historically and critically alive, it is nothing short of monumental."—Jerome Rothenberg, poet, professor emeritus of visual arts and literature, University of California, San Diego "Happenings were wild, exciting, stimulating, and engaging. And best of all, the everyday person could participate. Allan Kaprow has had an enormous impact on art and performance. Now with Childsplay you will have the wonderful opportunity to revisit his work and enjoy his creativity and stunning imagination. Perhaps you will be inspired to reinvent one of Kaprow's Happenings or better yet, create one of your own."—Anna Halprin "A Happening is an important moment in twentieth-century art. To understand a Happening you must start where Happenings began, with Allan Kaprow."—Dennis Hopper
Category: Art

Progressive Intellectuals And The Dilemmas Of Democratic Commitment

Author : Leon Fink
ISBN : 0674661605
Genre : History
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How to lead the people and be one of them? What's a democratic intellectual to do? This longstanding dilemma for the progressive intellectual, how to bridge the world of educated opinion and that of the working masses, is the focus of Leon Fink's penetrating book, the first social history of the progressive thinker caught in the middle of American political culture. In a series of vivid portraits, Fink investigates the means and methods of intellectual activists in the first part of the twentieth century--how they served, observed, and made their own history. In the stories of, among others, John R. Commons, Charles McCarthy, William English Walling, Anna Strunsky Walling, A. Philip Randolph, W. Jett Lauck, and Wil Lou Gray, he creates a panorama of reform of unusual power. Issues as broad as the cult of leadership and as specific as the Wisconsin school of labor history lead us into the heart of the dilemma of the progressive intellectual in our age. The problem, as Fink describes it, is twofold: Could people prevail in a land of burgeoning capitalism and concentrated power? And should the people prevail? This book shows us Socialists and Progressives and, later, New Dealers grappling with these questions as they tried to redress the new inequities of their day--and as they confronted the immense frustrations of moving the masses. Fink's graphic depiction of intellectuals' labors in the face of capitalist democracy's challenges dramatizes a time in our past--and at the same time speaks eloquently to our own.
Category: History

Eminent Educators

Author : Maurice R. Berube
ISBN : UOM:39015048860004
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Four eminent educators of 20th-century America are profiled in this book: John Dewey, Howard Gardner, Carol Gilligan, and John Ogbu, all of whom caused a major paradigm shift in American education. For each one there is biographical information and analysis of his or her intellectual contributions.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Pragmatism In The History Of Art

Author : Molly Nesbit
ISBN : 1941753272
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The pragmatism of Charles Peirce and William James and John Dewey exists as it moved, absorbing and absorbed. Conclusions remain provisions, time riding on, perpetually unsettled, nocturnal, opaque. Many questions and conditions remain. They will recur. The future has not eased. In our own lifetime there have been stakes, some old, some new, in continuing to write about the time and place and point of art. It is important to mark them. Pragmatism is above all a way of working, it starts from the present. The Pragmatism in the History of Art traces the questions that modern art history has used to make sense of the changes overtaking both art and life. A genealogy emerges naturally, elliptically. Several generations cross back and forth over the Atlantic. The questions combine with case studies as a story unfolds: the work of Meyer Schapiro, Henri Focillon, Alexander Dorner, George Kubler, Robert Herbert, T. J. Clark and Linda Nochlin is scrutinized; the philosophy of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze and the films of Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard show distinctly pragmatic effects; artists discussed include Vincent Van Gogh, Isamu Noguchi, Lawrence Weiner and Gordon Matta-Clark. The relevance of this material for the art and art-writing of our own time becomes increasingly clear.