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The Arts And Cognition by  Editors David Perkins and Barbara Leondar - Hardcover - 1977 - from oldusedbooks and Biblio.com

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The Arts And Cognition

by David Perkins and Barbara Leondar , Editors

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Baltimore and London : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. A formidable, ambitious , challenging and evocative collection of writings on the widely-held idea that the arts are ultimately inscrutable - akin to the malignly shy beast of legend, the Windigo, that draws those who hunt him ever further into the mysterious forests, ever deeper into the wilderness.... Taking the view of art and human performance and creativity as intricate but accessible processes demanding psychologically sensitive discrimination, elaborate strategies, and calling for highly creative and practical automatic skills as well as emotional, idiosyncratic, nonlogical , subconsious, inspiration and energies.. A book of empirical writings exploring the mysterious creative art process - so often simply just assumed to be natural talents only prodigies and super-heroes, are borned with. With Introduction ( A Cognive Approah to the Arts ), and four Sections : ( 1 ) Symbol Systems : The Stuff of Art.... ( 2 ) Symbolic Skills : Making Sense of Sensation.... (3 ) Symbolic Growth : Apprenticing in Craftsmanhip and Fluency .... ( 4 ) Symbolic Achievement : Orchestrating the Elements. Index. Mustard colored cloth book with silver colored lettering on spine ( 6 1/4 X 1/4 1 1/8 ) 341 Pages. Book weighs 11/2 pounds. Edited by co-director of Project Zero at Harvard University, David Perkins, and Barbara Leondar,associate dean at the College of Liberal Arts at Boston University

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  • Bookseller: oldusedbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 00006178
  • Title: The Arts And Cognition
  • Author: David Perkins and Barbara Leondar , Editors
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: fair
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0801818435
  • ISBN 13: 9780801818431
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Place: Baltimore and London
  • Date published: 1977

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