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The Child's Creation Of A Pictorial World
by Claire Golomb
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Golomb has given us a landmark book in this area, one that continues to deserve a place in every library, but one that, inevitably, like every fine and even comprehensive work, must perforce stimulate continuing forays and endeavors vis-à-vis its fascinating subject matter, particularly from discrepant vantage points.
This book places child art within the broader context of children's creative intelligence and intrinsic motivation to invent a pictorial world. It examines the development of drawing and painting from several currently dominant theoretical perspectives. This is followed by an extensive examination of empirical data on the art work of children who are ordinary, talented, emotionally disturbed, and atypically developed due to mental disability or autism.
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