The Arts and Critical Thinking in American Education

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Illustrations
Ill.2.1 Claude Monet, The River (Au Bord de L'Eau, Bennecourt)17
Fig. 2.1 Schematic Representing Visual and Auditory Perception24
Fig. 4.1 Cognitive Picture Theory: Basic Components46
Ill.4.1 Michelangelo, Moses47
Fig. 4.2 Cognitive Picture Theory: Visual Buffer48
Fig. 4.3 Cognitive Picture Theory: Auditory Buffer49
Ill.4.2 Symphonie Fantastique: Idee Fixe55
Ill.5.1 Gary Olson, Cathedral Santiago de Compostela69
Ill.5.2 Constantin Brancusi, Bird in Space72
Ill.5.3 Minnesota Music Listening Contest85
Fig. A.1 (Appendix) A Matrix for the Taxonomy109
Fig. A.2 (Appendix) Integrative Processing113
Fig. A.3 (Appendix) Application of Gibson's Developmental Sequence115

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction xi
  • 1 - Theoretical and Philosophical Overview 1
  • 2 - Perceptual Style 13
  • 3 - Cognition and the Arts: Some Necessary Generalizations 25
  • 4 - The Image is Everything 43
  • 5 - Arts, Aesthetics, and the Umbrella of Critical Thinking 65
  • 6 - Teaching Approaches 97
  • Appendix - A Taxonomy for the Aesthetic Transaction 107
  • Selected Bibliography 131
  • Index 139
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