William Johnstone: Child Art to Man Art (1941)

Artist(s): Various
Author(s): William Johnstone
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1941
Publisher: Macmillan and Co
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 143
Illustrations: Lavishly illustrated

Artist(s) Biographies:


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Hardback.  First edition.  ‘William Johnstone not only puts forward in this book some new ideas regarding methods of teaching art, but substantiates his theories by results, as the illustrations convincingly demonstrate. In addition to describing fully methods he has himself used, he has called attention to the successful achievements of others who have been working along similar lines. He does not ignore or disregard methods of the past, but incorporates the good in them to bring about a fuller development. For example, the sphere, cube, cylinder, and cone, and the principles of perspective — disregarded in recent times — take on a new significance. Mr. Johnstone in his Creative Art in England has established beyond criticism the fact that there is in the British people inherent creative talent. The contention, therefore, that children to¬ day, if given the opportunity to express themselves, together with sound training, could build up a school of Art that would equal, if not surpass that of any other people, is beyond dispute’.

Condition: no dustjacket.  Yellow cloth boards a little worn and grubby.  Paper title label to front cover torn.  Some toning to prelims, otherwise very good.


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