The Ministry of Art by Ralph Adams CramThe Ministry of Art by Ralph Adams Cram

The Ministry of Art

byRalph Adams Cram

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... justify such use I must hasten to disavow any reference to the teaching of art as this now obtains either in art schools or under university faculties of fine arts. It is, I admit, hard to conceive such teaching as being of necessity an integral part of any scheme of general education,--however efficient it may be when viewed in the light of its own self-determined ends,--and I should expect, from no source, endorsement of any argument for the universal necessity of an art education conceived on similar lines; but I plead for a higher, or at least broader, type of such teaching, because I try to place myself amongst those who set a higher estimate on art, conceiving it to be not an applied science or a branch of industrial training, or yet an extreme refinement of culture study, but simply an indispensable means toward the achievement of that which is the end and object of education, namely, the building of character. There were days, and I think they were very bad old days, when it was held that education should take no cognizance whatever of character, of the making of sane, sound, honourable men and women, but only of mental training and mental discipline. Then it was said with grave assurance that it was not the province of public education to deal with religion, ethics, or morals, except from a strictly historical and conscientiously non-sectarian standpoint, and that the place for the teaching of those things was the Home--spelled with very large capitals. After a while the compulsion of events forced a readjustment of judgments, and we became conscious of the fact that a combination of influences--amongst them our very schools themselves--had resulted in the production of homes where neither religion nor ethics was taught at all, and where consciou...

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Title:The Ministry of ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217091237

ISBN - 13:9780217091237

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