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Best books for teaching how to look at art?

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by AAAndrea, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. AAAndrea

    AAAndrea New commenter


    Most of the books related on how-to-look-at-art / what-art-is are extremely complex and difficult to "translate them in practice".

    I’m mainly using resources from:
    - Visual Literacy
    - Ward, O, Ways of Looking
    - Servi, L, Art is Everywhere: How to Really Look at Things

    Art is Everywhere is extremely easy and it has also a workshop section too.

    What kind of books do you use for teaching YA on how to look at art?

    Any suggestion or help? Thank you.
  2. amimamim

    amimamim New commenter

    I'm really interested in this area too, and am often surprised that there are not more resources available to support teachers with teaching students about how to look at Art.

    There is a book by Tate that I like 'The Art Gallery Handbook', but I have in the end tried to come up with my own resources to develop these skills in students. A few of them are available on TES:

    I've also done a blog post on a similar theme: http://felt-tip-pen.com/why-is-artist-research-so-difficult/

    Very interested to hear of other ideas and approaches... I had not seen 'Art is Everywhere' before - I've just googled it and it looks interesting...
    Best wishes,
  3. Mrs Grumpy

    Mrs Grumpy New commenter

    Even a provincial gallery is better than a book.
    I made powerpoints of themes, etc, for use before and discussion after going to a Gallery.
  4. LindseyGrubb

    LindseyGrubb New commenter

  5. jord001

    jord001 New commenter

    Ways Of Seeing by John Berger. Was essential reading in my first year of uni

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