From Drawing to Visual Culture: A History of Art Education in Canada by Harold PearseFrom Drawing to Visual Culture: A History of Art Education in Canada by Harold Pearse

From Drawing to Visual Culture: A History of Art Education in Canada

byHarold Pearse

Hardcover | December 14, 2006

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From Drawing to Visual Culture takes a sweeping view of the role of visual art in Canadian education, from its roots as industrial drawing in the early nineteenth century to its important but often ambiguous position in contemporary schools. Art education and cultural history scholars consider practices in public schools, post-secondary schools, and non-school settings. The essays, many illustrated, range from focused surveys of particular eras or regions, to theoretically based analyses of movements or trends, to case studies that examine art education theory and practice in specific times and places. Contributors show that the nature and character of art education in Canada reflects the influence of ideas and practices in art and education and their interaction with various aspects of culture, language, religion, government, and geography. Contributors include F. Graeme Chalmers (British Columbia), Roger Clark (Western Ontario), Robert Dalton (Victoria), Suzanne Lemerise (Quebec à Montreal), E. Lisa Panayotidis (Calgary), Leah Sherman (Concordia), J. Craig Stirling (independent scholar and researcher, Montreal), Wendy Stephenson (PhD candidate, British Columbia), William Zuk (Manitoba).
Harold Pearse was formerly on the faculty of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and is currently an adjunct professor, education, and sessional instructor, elementary education and art and design, University of Alberta.
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Title:From Drawing to Visual Culture: A History of Art Education in CanadaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773530703

ISBN - 13:9780773530706

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"This book will appeal principally to Canadian art educators but there is much here for those elsewhere, partly in the form of that 'home news from abroad' which offers, albeit analogously as well as historically, insights into one's own condition and partly because the accounts here are of substantial intrinsic worth and quality. The ten chapters provide a vivid picture of the evolution of art education in Canada from the nineteenth century to the present. Given that Canadian art education is the sum of disparate parts, this book is an interesting, worthwhile and serious attempt to grasp the genesis of the whole." International Journal of Art & Design Education