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“Removing the Danger in a Business Way”: the History and Memory of Quakertown, Denton, Texas

“Removing the Danger in a Business Way”: the History and Memory of Quakertown, Denton, Texas

Date: August 2015
Creator: Stallings, Chelsea
Description: Overall this thesis analyzes a strain of the white supremacist vision in Denton, Texas via a case study of a former middle-class black neighborhood. This former community, Quakertown, was removed by white city officials and leaders in the early 1920s and was replaced with a public city park. Nearly a century later, the story of Quakertown is celebrated in Denton and is remembered through many sites of memory such as a museum, various texts, and several city, county, and state historical markers. Both the history and memory of Quakertown reveal levels of dominating white supremacy in Denton, ranging from harmless to violent. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 focus on the history of Quakertown. I begin chapter 2 by examining as many details as possible that reveal the middle-class nature of the black community and its residents. Several of these details show that Quakertown residents not only possessed plentiful material items, but they also had high levels of societal involvement both within their community as well as around Denton. Despite being a self-sufficient and successful community, Quakertown residents were not immune to the culture of racial fear that existed in Denton, which was common to countless towns and communities across the ...
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An Assessment of Arkansas Middle school/Junior High School Art Programs Using National Art Education Association Standards

An Assessment of Arkansas Middle school/Junior High School Art Programs Using National Art Education Association Standards

Date: December 1986
Creator: Teague, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann)
Description: The purpose of the study was to make an assessment of Arkansas middle school/junior high art programs using National Art Education Association standards. Data were collected from questionnaires, curriculum guides, and school visitations. Participating in the study were 127 schools enrolling 53,502 students of which 14,755 (28%) were taking art classes. For comparisons, the state was divided into five regions.
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American Women Artists and the Female Nude Image (1969-1983)

American Women Artists and the Female Nude Image (1969-1983)

Date: August 1986
Creator: McEwin, Florence Rebecca
Description: This research surveys ideology and iconology in the presentation of the autobiographical and biographical female nude as envisioned by American women artists in the painting, drawing and printmaking media from 1969 to 1983. Contemporary dialogue by critics, artists and feminists on the definition of feminine content led to the articulation of the undraped nude torso as the central icon of the study. This static icon was pushed through a variety of styles into multi subtleties of iconology. The female nude by women artists is autobiographical even in biography emphasizing self-identification and authenticity. General constraints were placed on the survey the definability or explicit articulation of the female torso as opposed to suggestive imagery, the time frame in which the nude was created, and the chosen media for study. Art historical methodology was employed to descriptively examine image and intent of the nude presentations in references through time as well as visual traditions of symbology. This survey began at the turn of the century for historical background to emphasize the greater proliferation of the nude from 1969 to 1983. There were limitations specifically associated with the earlier time frame (1900-1969)--the lack of art educational opportunities for the female student, the socio-political ...
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Art Education and the Energy Dynamics of Creativity

Art Education and the Energy Dynamics of Creativity

Date: December 1978
Creator: Horn, Carin E.
Description: The energy dynamics of creativity are the metaphysical foundations upon which the theory of holistic aesthetics was built. Traditional inquiry into creativity has been concerned with the isolated issues of either the process, technique, product, creator, or environment in which creation occurs. The aesthetics presented herein provide the art educator with an alternate approach and attitude. The absolute presupposition from which the theory develops states that "there is naught but energy, for God is life." The resulting model which incorporates the rationale of the physics of light is designed to illustrate relationships between the creator and the energies of creativity. Educational applications and significance of the model are described in terms of light and color; these practical implications lend themselves to empirical testing.
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A Humanist Outlook for the Contemporary Artist

A Humanist Outlook for the Contemporary Artist

Date: May 1978
Creator: Humphries, Judith Garrett
Description: The problem being considered in this paper is the alienation of the general viewer from contemporary art. Modern art has become less understandable than ever before to the non-art audience because it has, in many cases, ceased to deal with human-oriented subject matter, and has become detached from life. This paper examines ways in which modern art might be made more accessible to the world through the artists' use of emotion, intuition, intelligence, and other Humanistic elements as content for paintings. It contains a four-part proposal of what Humanist art is. The basic form is the use of rhetorical questions about modern art, leading one to more questions and to a broader, more open-minded attitude toward modern art.
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The Kimbell Art Museum Building from Concept to Completion

The Kimbell Art Museum Building from Concept to Completion

Date: December 1977
Creator: Connally, Alice Rebekah
Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine the evolution of the architectural design of the Kimbell Art Museum building from its origin as a concept to its realization in the completed structure. This study has two objectives.The first is to discover the process by which the physical museum building cam into being. The second is to trace the conceptual evolution of the Kimbell Art Museum building. This problem has three parts, each of which has been made the subject of a chapter. The first, "Concept Development," sets forth the pre-design concepts of the founder, the director, and the architect. The second, "Design Development," establishes a chronological sequence of architectural design presentations. The third, the "Conclusion," compares the pre-design concepts to the finished building.
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An Investigation of the Importance of the Art of Hand Lettering in the Field of Advertising Art

An Investigation of the Importance of the Art of Hand Lettering in the Field of Advertising Art

Date: August 1977
Creator: Greer, Hiram V.
Description: This thesis concerns the utility of including the art of hand lettering in a curriculum of a university advertising art program. Data secured from 155 questionnaires sent to 266 advertising firms in five states were analyzed by simple descriptive statistics including frequency counts and percentages. Two hypotheses were examined, and it is concluded that hand lettering is still needed in advertising art and should be taught in university art programs.
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A Student Interior Design Laboratory Manual for Perspective Drawing 134

A Student Interior Design Laboratory Manual for Perspective Drawing 134

Date: May 1977
Creator: Farias, Anna Laura
Description: This paper is to present a student interior design laboratory manual for Perspective Drawing 134. A mechanical and freehand approach to the grid method of perspective is used. Chapter I reviews the significance of the problem, definitions of terms of perspective, data sources and method of procedure. Chanter II explains a brief overview of perspective from primitive man to its present use in interior design. Chapter III reviews the general principles of perspective. Chapter IV presents the grid method to one-point and two-point perspective, both mechanical and freehand approaches. Included are step by step illustrations and explanations of the method. Chapter V summarizes the intent of this study.
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The Development of an Art I Curriculum Guide for the Mesquite Independent School District

The Development of an Art I Curriculum Guide for the Mesquite Independent School District

Date: December 1976
Creator: Bradley, Cynthia Cathy
Description: This study reports on the development of a curriculum guide to insure some degree of experience uniformity in the first art course available to students in high schools in Mesquite, Texas. Current general education and art education literature as well as curriculum guides from American schools provided the behaviorally oriented framework and objectives, content, and teaching strategies. The guide reflects a balance between the ideal and the real physical environment in which the guide will be implemented. Conclusions include the concepts that teacher education in using behavioral objectives is necessary, that a behaviorally oriented guide will work in Mesquite high schools, that behavioral objectives will facilitate evaluation, and that the trend toward tri-part subject content will increase in art curricula.
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A Study of Art Education Beliefs of Teachers and Administrators in a Large School System

A Study of Art Education Beliefs of Teachers and Administrators in a Large School System

Date: August 1976
Creator: Rankin, Lillian Williams
Description: The purpose of this study was to examine certain art education beliefs of teachers and administrators in a large school system. A review of related literature furnished information which gave support to the ideas behind the study and helped in the design of the data-gathering opinionnaire. After being tested in a pilot study, a revised opinionnaire was sent to teachers and administrators in ten elementary schools of a large North Texas district. Analysis of the data revealed areas in which respondents were united in their beliefs, as well as areas of controversy. It was concluded that the district could benefit from using the findings to stimulate increased awareness and communication among those who influence its art program.
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A Content Analysis of Lexicons, Word Lists, and Basal Readers of the Elementary Grades: Their Relation to Art

A Content Analysis of Lexicons, Word Lists, and Basal Readers of the Elementary Grades: Their Relation to Art

Date: May 1976
Creator: Hogan, Priscilla Lea
Description: In this investigation, a content analysis was made with eleven lexicographical sources and three basal reading series to determine if art and art-related words were present. The analysis was made with the use of two charts, in which each was divided into eight categories of word context. The Composite Chart contained 6,576 words found in six lexicons, five word lists and forty-two readers, and the Reader Chart contained 407 words found only in the readers. The analysis revealed: dominant categories and percentages, word and cumulative word frequencies, high and low frequency words, and the percentage of words found in the basal readers as compared to the lexicographical sources.
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Development and Implementation of an Introductory Art History Course for University Students Utilizing Innovative Group Process Methodology

Development and Implementation of an Introductory Art History Course for University Students Utilizing Innovative Group Process Methodology

Date: August 1975
Creator: Glenn, Edna S.
Description: The introductory art history course at the university level is the focus of this study. Recognized inadequacies of the traditionally conceived course prompt the development and implementation of a new course humanistically oriented and characterized by innovative methodologies derived from encounter group processes. The course develops through formative processes of examining three deviating teaching approaches: traditional, transitional-exploratory, and alternative-innovative. The resultant format applies concepts of art history, art education,general education, and humanistic psychology to needs of art and non-art students. Course implementation reveals experiences conducive to both art and personological student self-development. The conclusion is that a new art history course was developed and merits empirical testing.
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A Content Analysis of Art and Art-Related Vocabulary on Selected Children's Educational Television Programs

A Content Analysis of Art and Art-Related Vocabulary on Selected Children's Educational Television Programs

Date: December 1974
Creator: McCollum, Shirley Jean
Description: The problem of this study was a content analysis of art and art-related vocabulary utilized in selected children's leisure time television viewing. Three programs (Misterogers Neighborhood, Sesame Street, and The Electric Company) were selected for the analysis. Audio tapes were made, transcribed, and analyzed for the art and artrelated words based on contextual usage. The analysis of the resulting 223-page tapescript revealed 467 art and art-related words which occurred a total of 3,668 times. The identified art and art-related words were subsequently sorted into five categories by systematically applying specific criteria. The conclusion was that television is limiting in art and art-related vocabulary as a viable language source.
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The Content Analysis of the Art Vocabulary Contained in Seven Sources of Visual Art Curricular Materials for the Elementary Grades

The Content Analysis of the Art Vocabulary Contained in Seven Sources of Visual Art Curricular Materials for the Elementary Grades

Date: August 1974
Creator: Van Cleef, Norma June
Description: The problems of this investigation are the content analyses of the art vocabulary, the art-term definitions, and the art-vocabulary objectives in seven sets of visual art curricula for the elementary grades. The hypotheses are that the formulators of three or more of the sources will agree on fifty per cent or more of the art terms and their definitions and will present art-vocabulary objectives. The findings are that the formulators of three or more of the sources agree on less than fifty per cent of the art terms and their definitions. Two sources include definite art-vocabulary objectives. The conclusion is that all three hypotheses are rejected.
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Earl Heika, Montana Sculptor : His Life and His Work

Earl Heika, Montana Sculptor : His Life and His Work

Date: August 1973
Creator: Egan, Mary V.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to record for all interested persons the available facts concerning the life and works of Earl Heika, Montana artist/sculptor. Heika, who lived most of his life in Great Falls, Montana, depicted Western subjects in his art.
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Ultrastructured Elements of the Microcosm as a Stimulus for Painting

Ultrastructured Elements of the Microcosm as a Stimulus for Painting

Date: May 1973
Creator: McCarter, Samuel Charles
Description: This paper is to present a study of ultrastructured elements of the microcosm as a stimulus for painting.
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Preferences of Selected Consumers Regarding Options for Choosing Colors for Townhouse Interiors

Preferences of Selected Consumers Regarding Options for Choosing Colors for Townhouse Interiors

Date: December 1972
Creator: Pate, Sandra S.
Description: The study attempts to determine 1) whether or not consumers want to choose colors for interior goods; 2) whether they agree as to which interior items are most important for color selection; and, 3) whether they prefer to coordinate interior colors for themselves or choose from pre-coordlnated color schemes.
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An Investigation of Serial Painting

An Investigation of Serial Painting

Date: August 1972
Creator: Hetzel, Raymond E.
Description: The purpose of this thesis was to follow a given subject from its inception on a rectangular surface through a series of paintings to a point where the shapes and forms of the original painting culminated in a shaped surface. Each painting except the first one in the series would contain less of the subject than the preceding.
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New Developments in Interior Design Curricula

New Developments in Interior Design Curricula

Date: August 1972
Creator: Maddox, Roy L.
Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is that of identifying new developments in interior design education which may have resulted from curriculum reevaluations.
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An Investigation of the Use of Acrylic Polymer Paints in Printing Photographic Silk Screen Images

An Investigation of the Use of Acrylic Polymer Paints in Printing Photographic Silk Screen Images

Date: May 1972
Creator: Blue, Monte L.
Description: This study investigates the adaptability of plastic paints to photographic silk screen materials and methods. The problem was to experiment with and further develop another technique for the artist, the silk screening of photographic images directly onto the painting surface with acrylic polymer paint.
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Acrylic Paints with Alkyd Polyester Laminations as a Painting Technique

Acrylic Paints with Alkyd Polyester Laminations as a Painting Technique

Date: December 1971
Creator: Galloway, James William
Description: The reason for this paper is to present a study of the compatibility of alkyd polyesters and acrylic paints in a painting technique incorporating plastic laminations. A number of tests ware conducted in order to discover the basic handling and visual characteristics of polyester in combination with acrylic paints. After the initial experiments, or "test plates," the information derived was applied to a series of demonstration paintings.
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Cassoni in America: An Investigation of Three Major Themes

Cassoni in America: An Investigation of Three Major Themes

Date: December 1971
Creator: Rice, Ralph Albert
Description: This study is an investigation of the subject matter of eighty Italian cassone paintings of the fifteenth century now located in the United States and answers a four-part question: (1) What were the major themes pictured on cassoni panels during the Quattrocento? (2) Were the themes of cassoni in Quattrocento Italy predominantly of a religious or secular nature? (3) If secular subject matter was dominant in cassone painting, was this a reflection of the newly founded tastes of aristocratic, wealthy and middle classes? (4) Did cassoni mirror the way these classes viewed themselves and the place occupied by women in society?
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The Black Revolution: A Turning Point in American Negro Art?

The Black Revolution: A Turning Point in American Negro Art?

Date: August 1971
Creator: Silvey, Patricia J.
Description: The Black Revolution, an American social upheaval of this century, poses numerous questions and challenges to all segments of our culture. For the artists, black and white, there is a dilemma of commitment as regards the acceptance of Black art for its merit without approval of the white artist. The purpose of this investigation was to determine if the Black Revolution would be a turning point in American Negro art.
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An Investigation of Line and Plane Relationships in Two Concepts of Painting

An Investigation of Line and Plane Relationships in Two Concepts of Painting

Date: May 1971
Creator: Reed, Emil Patrick
Description: The problem of this investigation is the combining of the spatial concepts of Paul Cezanne and the Analytical Cubists in a single painting.
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