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Art of Childhood and Adolescence

Matthews, John


ISBN 0 7507 0765 8

Derived from highly detailed, longitudinal studies and experimental work conducted over the last 25 years in London and Singapore, this book reveals the organisation and sense of children's art. The author analyses classic models of development in visual representation and challenges certain unquestioned assumptions about its nature and development. Rather than approaching development in terms of a 'deficit' model, in which the child is supposed to gradually learn to overcome limitations in his or her representational thinking and skills, this book reveals the sense and systematicity of children's approach to representation.
The book focuses on drawing but locates this within the development of representation as a whole, making links with logimathematical and linguistic thought.

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