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The Sense of Art

A Study in Aesthetic Education

By Ralph A. Smith

Routledge – 1990 – 288 pages

Series: Philosophy of Education Research Library

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Description

Ralph A. Smith provides a theory of aesthetic education that addresses the need to revitalize the capacity for genuine judgment in society, reaffirm the ideal of excellence in culture, and reorder our thoughts about teaching the arts in schools. The book presents an image of the curriculum as itinerary, preparing the young to traverse the world of art with adroitness and sensitivity.

Reviews

"This book is an impressive accomplishment and one to which I will often return for nourishment and vision." -- Education Studies

"The book is fair, objective, and comprehensive in its syncretism." -- The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Author Bio

Ralph A. Smith is Professor of Cultural and Educational Policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the editor of the Journal of Aesthetic Education.

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