The Arts and Critical Thinking in American Education

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Index
Abstracting process, 108, 114
Abstraction of ideas, 108, 113, 125
Abstractions, 86, 112, 119
Accelerated schools, 80
Accentuation, 108, 114, 127
Acculturation, 9, 93, 108
Acoustical storage, 111
Activation, 48, 108, 110
Activation theory, 110-111
Aesthetic attitudes, 118
Aesthetic models, 86, 120
Aesthetic modes, 14, 108
Aesthetic phenomena, 7, 48, 68, 111
Aesthetic transaction, 28, 30, 75, 107-29
Affective dominance, 116
Alpha wave, 125
American Impressionists, 36-37
Amplitude, 110-11, 125
Application, 29
Appreciation, 78, 115-16, 127
Aristotelian logic, 2
Articulation, 21
Association, 8, 14, 19-21, 27, 29-30, 32, 40, 49, 59, 62, 91, 111, 114, 120, 122, 128
Asymptotic applications, 108, 123
Asymptotic state, 128
Atonal music, 36, 118
Attitudes, 118
Audiation, 116
Auditory or visual memory, 113
Aural perception, 116
Behaviorism, 20
Benson, Frank, 37
Berkeley, George, 2-3
Principles of Human Knowledge,3
Berlioz, Hector, 54-57
Symphonie Fantastique,54-56
Berlyne, D. E., 112, 117-118, 123
Biological adaptation, 88
Bird in Space (Brancusi), 41, 71, 72
Branching, 123
Brancusi, Constantin, 41, 71-72
Bird in Space,41, 71, 72
Bruner, Jerome, 28, 59, 121
Cassatt, Mary, 38
Categorical information, 113, 123
Categorical perception, 121
Centration, 60, 114-115, 122
Characterization, 127
Chase, William Merritt, 38
Chiaroscuro, 39
Classic sonata design, 103
Coalition of essential schools, 80-81
Cognition, 4, 9, 13-24, 25-41, 74-75
Cognitive dominance, 116

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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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