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The Pictorial World of the Child (Paperback)
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The Pictorial World of the Child (Paperback)

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Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 17/11/2005
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In this lavishly illustrated book, Maureen Cox gives a comprehensive and scholarly account of children's understanding and appreciation of art and their developing ability to produce their own pictures. She discusses the main influences on children's picture-making, including the popular media, adults' examples and other children's pictures. As well as discussing the artistic development of typically developing children, the book also includes a discussion of children with intellectual disabilities and those with a talent for art, some of whom are children with autism. We tend to think of pictures as a strictly visual medium, but the section on blind children's ability to recognise pictures challenges this assumption. Cox evaluates the way that various professional groups use children's pictures, for example to aid recall of past events. Finally, she discusses the art curricula in different countries and different educational philosophies and suggests ways in which these different approaches could be evaluated.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521531986
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Cox effortlessly navigates a large body of work to provide a lavishly illustrated, beautifully written coherent contemporary account of the study of children's pictorial representation. ... both engaging and informative - a rich overview of the research. Whether you are a researcher, student or interested browser, you should definitely buy ... this book.' The Psychologist
"A beautifully written, sophisticated and professional text exploring different concepts related to childhood art...I have no hesitation in recommending this book as an excellent read for anyone interested in the topic." Eva Swoboda, Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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