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Uniform Title Kinderzeichnung und die Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. English
Title Discovering child art : essays on childhood, primitivism, and modernism / edited by Jonathan Fineberg
Published Chichester ; Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1998

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Description xxii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Foreword / Jonathan Fineberg -- The Art of Unlearning / Werner Hofmann -- Beginning with the Child / Rudolf Arnheim -- Viollet-le-Duc's Histoire d'un dessinateur / E. H. Gombrich -- Larionov and Children's Drawings / G. G. Pospelov -- Children's Drawing in Russian Futurism / Yuri Molok -- "There Is an Unconscious, Vast Power in the Child": Notes on Kandinsky, Munter and Children's Drawings / Barbara Worwag -- Paul Klee and Children's Art / Marcel Franciscono -- The Issue of Childhood in Klee's Late Work / Josef Helfenstein -- From Primitivist Phylogeny to Formalist Ontogeny: Roger Fry and Children's Drawings / Richard Shiff -- Miro and Children's Drawings / Dora Vallier -- The Infant in the Adult: Joan Miro and the Infantile Image / Christopher Green -- Magic Figures: Jorn, Cobra and Children's Drawings / Troels Andersen -- From Wonder to Blunder: The Child Is Mother to the Man / John Carlin
Summary This book brings together thirteen distinguished critics and scholars to explore children's art and its profound but rarely documented influence on the evolution of modern art. It shows that children's art and childhood have inspired major works of art, served as central metaphors for artistic spontaneity and honesty, and provided a window into the fundamental human qualities explored by modern artists
Notes Original German ed. published: 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Child artists -- Psychology.
Children's art -- Themes, motives.
Author Fineberg, Jonathan David.
LC no. 97023803
ISBN 0691011885 (alk. paper)