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Art of Childhood and Adolescence The Construction of Meaning

ISBN-10: 0750707658

ISBN-13: 9780750707657

Edition: 1998

Authors: John Matthews

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The Art of Childhood and Adolescenceis composed of completely new research on the development of representational thinking from infancy to adolescence through art. It will make an important contribution to the theory of children's development and to practitioners' understanding of children's drawings, as well as suggesting new paths of inquiry that will be of interest for many years. The book draws on highly detailed longitudinal studies, conducted over 24 years (20 in London and 4 in Singapore). New line drawings and photographs are used to illustrate important concepts. Matthews, highly respected internationally, also sheds light on current debates, such as the opposition of culturally specific and universal development in children the world over.
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Notes on the Figures
Acknowledgments
Chaos and Order: the Genesis of Expressive and Representational Thought
The Four-Dimensional Language of Infancy
Meaningful Marks: the Beginnings of Drawing
Actions and Shapes
Chaos and Order: Dynamical Systems in the Art of Young Children
The Structure of Events and Objects
The View from Nowhere
A Window on Consciousness
Point of View: Visual Representation in Later Childhood
The View from Room 26: Drawings of Adolescence
Representation and Human Freedom
References
Index