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Brightening Glance Imagination and Childhood

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ISBN-10: 038572005X

ISBN-13: 9780385720052

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ellen Handler Spitz

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In this original, richly illuminating study of the aesthetic development of children in their primary learning years, Ellen Handler Spitz returns us to the vibrant experience of childhood to explain how the imagination emerges and develops. She looks at how children feel, sense, and relate to what is around them, and she examines the unlimited imaginative dimensions of their everyday experiences. Spitz makes clear that in a young child’s mind there are no distinctions between art and nature, between reality and make-believe: every encounter—looking at a blade of grass, watching Bambi, decorating a bedroom—is experienced in both a child’s private world and a domain of shared adventure. By…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Ellen Handler Spitz is an independent scholar and cultural critic who has published widely on the arts and psychoanalysis. She was a Gethy Scholar in 1989 and 1990 and has taught at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She currently holds an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cornell University Medical College. She is the author of Art and Psyche and Image and Insight.