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 Department: Department of Art
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
Costume Jewelry Using Organic Materials Found in the Coastal Area of Texas

Costume Jewelry Using Organic Materials Found in the Coastal Area of Texas

Date: 1950
Creator: Simpson, Cherry Lauderdale
Description: This manuscript records an adventure in exploring the inherent possibilities of organic forms for use in the designing of jewelry.
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An Evaluation of the Esthetic Judgment of Students in Austin College

An Evaluation of the Esthetic Judgment of Students in Austin College

Date: 1950
Creator: Miller, Helen
Description: For the average person many opportunities for esthetic enjoyment of useful objects exist if the relationship between beauty and utility is understood. Furniture and other articles of daily use have acquired new and radical changes of design, based on function, which are altering esthetic concepts. This new approach to design is gradually being accepted by manufacturers and producers. Do purchasers appreciate and accept these structural and functional bases of contemporary design? If they do not, wherein does their deficiency lie, and how may it be corrected? This is the problem that the writer has attempted to investigate through this study.
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A Method of Analyzing Linear Perspective for Presentation to Junior and Senior High School Students

A Method of Analyzing Linear Perspective for Presentation to Junior and Senior High School Students

Date: 1950
Creator: Lacy, L'Louise Dial
Description: The general purpose of this study is to develop a series of peep shows, or visual models, which will enable the young student to understand what the laws of perspective are, how they were found, and why his drawings will appear to have three dimensions if he follows the rules. The study is based upon a widely accepted idea--that it is much easier for most people to understand and remember a principle when they can actually see how it works. When rules are merely memorized, one is not assisted by reason, which is essential for useful retention.
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Weaving with Materials Native to the Texas Gulf Coast

Weaving with Materials Native to the Texas Gulf Coast

Date: 1951
Creator: Kerr, Thomas William
Description: The present study explores some of the materials native to the Texas Gulf Coast between Corpus Christi and Beaumont relative to their adaptability to weaving. The problem is three-fold: first, to collect and identify the indigenous materials which might prove suitable for weaving; second, to determine the range of uses which each might serve in a weaving program; and third, to test further each selected specimen by making a sample into a finished woven product.
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Equipment for Junior-High-School Art Rooms in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Schools

Equipment for Junior-High-School Art Rooms in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Schools

Date: 1951
Creator: Kerr, Lou Brock
Description: This study considers the equipment needed for the art rooms of the three junior high schools of Corpus Christi, Texas. It discusses the special problems encountered by the teacher-committee that had to determine the minimum list of tools and other equipment necessary to carry out a well-rounded art program.
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An Evaluation of Outdoor Advertising Art from 1920 to 1950

An Evaluation of Outdoor Advertising Art from 1920 to 1950

Date: 1951
Creator: Dyer, Rex
Description: For several years the author has viewed with interest the various kinds of outdoor signs. College courses in advertising art and advertising procedure, as well as practical experience in the advertising field, have increased his interest in this fascinating business and prodded him on to further investigation. With the desire to extend his knowledge of outdoor advertising and to pass on the body of his research to others who find it useful, the author has undertaken this study.
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Trends in Exhibitions in Four Texas Art Museums, 1940-1950

Trends in Exhibitions in Four Texas Art Museums, 1940-1950

Date: 1951
Creator: Carpenter, Willard Clifton
Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine just what part the museum is playing in the cultural development of Texas. This study presents a detailed investigation of the exhibitions offered by four of Texas' major art museums for the period from 1940-1950. Each of the museums will be discussed separately and then compared so that an over-all picture can be achieved.
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The Geometric Analysis of Four German Paintings in the National Gallery of Art

The Geometric Analysis of Four German Paintings in the National Gallery of Art

Date: 1951
Creator: Reid, Ana Perle Huffhines
Description: In a recent study of the geometric analysis of various masterpieces of many periods dating from early Egyptian to contemporary times, the author noted with particular interest the structure of the paintings of the German Renaissance masters. It seemed that the Germans used a simpler geometric plan in their compositions than did the Italian Renaissance painters. The writer was inspired to make further investigation to determine if such a theory were true.
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The Consideration of Visual Aspects of Art in Motion Picture Awards

The Consideration of Visual Aspects of Art in Motion Picture Awards

Date: 1956
Creator: Jones, Billy Jack
Description: The writer, who, as an art student, has a special interest in the visual qualities of motion picture art, has undertaken to investigate the extent to which the visual aspect of art was outstanding in motion pictures receiving awards during the years 1951 through 1954. As a result of this investigation he hopes to reach some valid conclusions concerning the chronological and geographical distribution of visually excellent pictures during the period and to consider the consequences of those trends which can be identified.
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The Function of Craft Activities in Early Adolescence

The Function of Craft Activities in Early Adolescence

Date: 1957
Creator: Hull, Margaret Leatherwood
Description: This paper presents the thesis that a major emphasis on craft activities in the creative art program for early adolescence is indicated as an aid in the adjustment of the child to the more mature status in which he finds himself. As a test, during the school years 1955-56 and 1956-57, children in grades six and seven at the W. W. Bushman School in the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas, participated in various projects in crafts as part of the course of study in art, which also included drawing and painting. A description and evaluation of these problems are the subject of this paper.
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