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Teaching Art

Teaching Art
Academies and Schools from Vasari to Albers

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  • Date Published: March 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2002
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521559881

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  • Teaching Art is the first book to examine the history of art training from the Renaissance to the present. Addressing the question whether art can be taught, Carl Goldstein describes how the secrets of such masters as the Carracci, Rembrandt, and David were passed on from generation to generation. He also analyses the conceptual framework for teaching in the great academies, such as those in Paris and London. This book treats the academic tradition from the point of view of the artist and thus practice, the making of art, is the focus throughout. Also considered in this unique and innovative study is the training of women, who were excluded from traditional academies and treated as inferiors in the modern schools. Goldstein concludes with an overview of current methods for the teaching of art at the university level and their impact on contemporary art.

    • Major topic in Western art history by the specialist in the area
    • Deals with the training of women artists, who were excluded from the academy
    • Explores the contemporary system of artist training
    • This book is the result of twenty-five years of research and serves as a comprehensive study
    • Accessible, well written, well illustrated text
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    • Date Published: March 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521559881
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 204 x 21 mm
    • weight: 1.282kg
    • contains: 167 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2002
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The problem of the first academy
    2. A tradition in the making
    3. The triumph of the academy, leading to the reaction of the avant-garde
    4. Doctrine
    Part I. Art History:
    5. Doctrine
    Part II. Theory and Practice:
    6. The copy
    7. The antique
    8. Life-drawing
    9. Art and science
    10. Style
    11. Originality
    12. The revolt of the crafts
    13. Teaching modernism
    Epilogue.

  • Author

    Carl Goldstein, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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