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 Department: Department of Art
 Degree Level: Master's
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
“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 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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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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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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An Investigation of Psychophysical Color Phenomena and their Application to Interior Design

An Investigation of Psychophysical Color Phenomena and their Application to Interior Design

Date: August 1970
Creator: Robinson, Donald I.
Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze and select those psycho-physical color phenomena adaptable to interior design. Among these are phenomena relating to variations in intensity and purity, visual stimulation, spatial relationships, and psychological factors; this study contains suggestions for possible application of these phenomena to strengthen the quality of interior environments.
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A Bibliography of Medieval Art: from its Origins to the Renaissance

A Bibliography of Medieval Art: from its Origins to the Renaissance

Date: June 1970
Creator: Rutledge, Lloyd A.
Description: The purpose of this study has been to create a simplified yet reliable list of literary works pertinent to medieval art; one that will serve the greatest usefulness to the largest number of students.
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An Interpretation of Various Aspects of Dualism as Found in the Art of Africa and China

An Interpretation of Various Aspects of Dualism as Found in the Art of Africa and China

Date: January 1970
Creator: Lee, Jini Yet Har
Description: The purpose of this study is to endeavor to interpret these various aspects of dualism through an analysis of selected examples of art from two cultural areas, Africa and China.
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Creation of Ceramic Forms Combining Stoneware and Porcelain

Creation of Ceramic Forms Combining Stoneware and Porcelain

Date: August 1969
Creator: Havis, Charles K.
Description: The problem under investigation is the creation of ceramic forms using both stoneware and porcelain in the same piece of ware. Sub-problems are to experiment with the best techniques of joining different clay bodies and the creation of aesthetically pleasing pieces which combine the textural beauty and rich glazes of stoneware with the bright glazes and the white and sometimes translucent body of porcelain.
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Ash Glazes and the Effect of Colorants and Firing Conditions

Ash Glazes and the Effect of Colorants and Firing Conditions

Date: June 1969
Creator: Jones, James Denny
Description: The study being undertaken was to ascertain the effect or effects of different firing conditions and colorants on glazes composed of wood ash from two trees indigenous to Texas.
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An Audio-Visual Presentation Designed for Motivation of Certain Elementary Art Students

An Audio-Visual Presentation Designed for Motivation of Certain Elementary Art Students

Date: June 1969
Creator: Harris, Jan
Description: In order to create a motivational device to help students become more aware of their surroundings, an audio-visual project was chosen as the most effective means of reaching intermediate grade children in a low socio-ecomonic area. Developing an effective sett of motivational experiences for enriching learning through seeing in the art education program was the task undertaken in this study.
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A Technique for Developing Interior Color Schemes Based on the Additive and Subtractive Principles of Color-mixing

A Technique for Developing Interior Color Schemes Based on the Additive and Subtractive Principles of Color-mixing

Date: May 1969
Creator: McDonnell, Michael L.
Description: As its objective this study develops a modus operandi for the interior designer who must understand and work with both additively and subtractively mixed colors in constructing interior color schemes.
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The Use of Polyester Resin as a Material for Jewelry Making

The Use of Polyester Resin as a Material for Jewelry Making

Date: January 1969
Creator: Bracken, Marjorie Ruth
Description: This study was designed to provide information concerning polyester resin as a material for jewelry making. The secondary purpose was to develop processes which create an artistic form for jewelry sustained by a poetic tone based on the fluid and translucent qualities of the material.
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