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Why art cannot be taught : a handbook for art students

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this smart survival guide for students and teachers--the only book of its kind--James Elkins examines the "curious endeavor to teach the unteachable" that is generally known as college-level art instruction. This singular project is organized around a series of conflicting claims about art:"Art can be taught, but nobody knows quite how." "Art can be taught, but it seems as if it can't be since so few students  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Elkins
ISBN: 0252026381 9780252026386 0252069501 9780252069505
OCLC Number: 44926866
Description: 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Histories --
2. Conversations --
3. Theories --
4. Critiques --
5. Suggestions.
Responsibility: James Elkins.

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Examines the curious endeavor to teach the unteachable that is generally known as college-level art instruction. This book traces the development (or invention) of the modern art school and considers  Read more...

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"Instead of proposing drastic changes in the way that art is instructed, Elkins asks that schools and art departments try to understand what they are already doing... He advises students to use a Read more...

 
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