International Journal of Art & Design Education

Correspondence: On Deconstructing Eisner’s Sermon from Mount Getty

Volume 9.2   1990



In this letter to the editor of the Journal of Art and Design Education, Kenneth Morantz challenges Elliot Eisner’s paper in JADE Vol 7, No.2 ‘Structure and Magic in Discipline-based Art Education’. He suggest that it reads like a sermon and is in essence ‘preaching to the converted’ and, as an ‘agnostic’, raises many questions about the probity of adopting the design based approach to the teaching of art.