Posts Tagged "Art & Art History"

Art and Visual Perception

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

Art and Visual Perception

Arnheim, R. (1974). Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye. Berkeley: University of California...

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The Power of the Center

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

The Power of the Center

Arnheim, R. (1988). The Power of the Center : A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts : The New Version. Berkeley: University of California...

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Art as Experience

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

Art as Experience

Dewey, J. (1934). Art as Experience. New York: Capricorn...

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Practicing Mortality: Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

Practicing Mortality: Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing

Dustin, C. & Ziegler, J. (2005). Practicing Mortality: Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Summary: A collaborative undertaking between an artist and a philosopher, this monograph attempts to deepen our understanding of “contemplative seeing” by addressing the works of Plato, Thoreau, Heidegger, and more. The authors explore what it means to “see” reality and contemplate how viewing reality philosophically and artfully is a form of spirituality. In this way, by developing a new conception of active visual engagement, the...

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The Art and Science of Portraiture

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

The Art and Science of Portraiture

Lightfoot, S. L. & Davis, J. H. (1997). The Art and Science of Portraiture. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass...

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John Dewey and the Lessons of Art

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

John Dewey and the Lessons of Art

Jackson, P. (1998). John Dewey and the Lessons of Art. New Haven, CT: Yale University...

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Contemplative Practice in Arts Education

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012

Contemplative Practice in Arts Education

Contemplative Practice in Arts Education a meeting at the University of Colorado, Boulder February 9-12th, 2006 by Piper Murray

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Contemplative Arts and Society

Posted by on May 3, 2010

A webinar with Anne Beffel, Associate Professor of Art, Syracuse University Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Anne Beffel is a practicing “public artist” and professor of art at Syracuse University. She creates opportunities for empathetic exchanges through art. As a 2008 Contemplative Practice Fellow she created the course Contemplative Arts and Society to explore the intersection of art, contemplative practice, and social psychology. In our April webinar, Beffel discussed students’ experiences with a number of contemplative and creative art practices in preparation for designing...

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Visualizing Contemplation

Posted by on Dec 12, 2009

A webinar with Joel Upton, Professor of Art History, Amherst College Wednesday, December 9, 2009 A presentation on the expression of contemplation through architecture and the construction of meditative spaces. Upton writes, “Using images and schematic drawings, I will offer an exemplary model that draws on meditative space as one might find it in Japan generally and in the sub-temple of Daisen-in at Daitoku-ji in Kyoto. Although I will give a Japanese name, “ainoma,” to the conceptual reality that informs this space, I will relate this particular visualization of...

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