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The Arts and Human Development: A Psychological Study of the Artistic Process
A revised edition of Gardner’s classic on the development of creativity. Illustrated throughout with children’s art, this book is a systematic examination of the relation between youthful participation in the arts and the ultimate craftsmanship attained by gifted artists.
Paperback, 428 pages
Published November 10th 1994 by Basic Books
(first published 1973)
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I liked this book a lot because Gardner makes a strong case for how composition is a practice in both art-making and writing, whether it was intentional or not. He has a strong stance, but all of the examples later weren't useful to me and are likely dated.
Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds positions as Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. He has received honorary degrees from 26 colleges and ...more