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 Degree Discipline: Art
 Degree Level: Master's
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
Changing Perceptions of Heraldry in English Knightly Culture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

Changing Perceptions of Heraldry in English Knightly Culture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

Date: August 1996
Creator: Lewis, Robert Lee, III.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to analyze and discuss the changing ways in which the visual art of heraldiy was perceived by the feudal aristocracy of twelfth- and thirteenth-century England. It shows how the aristocracy evolved from a military class to a courtly, chivalric class, and how this change affected art and culture. The shifts in the perceptions of heraldry reflect this important social development of the knightly class.
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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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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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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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A Study of Recent Commerical Graphic Arts Material and Procedures for Application in College and University Advertising Art Programs

A Study of Recent Commerical Graphic Arts Material and Procedures for Application in College and University Advertising Art Programs

Date: August 1968
Creator: Cavanaugh, Charles J.
Description: It is the problem of this thesis to study recent commercial graphic arts materials and procedures, and to suggest some creative uses of them for college and university advertising art programs.
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Aesthetics in the Popular Culture

Aesthetics in the Popular Culture

Date: May 1968
Creator: Holland, Barbara
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to consider three opposing statements regarding aesthetics in our popular culture. The first statement is that the youth of this age are demolishing the old standards of aesthetic taste and are creating a nonaesthetic; the second statement is that the youth are enlarging the vision and scope of the accepted standard of aesthetic and changing its direction; the thrid statement is that the creations of the youth in our popular culture of today are neither new nor nonaesthetic, but merely a continuation of aesthetics as they are accepted. One statement will be chosen as the most valid of the three.
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Existential Influences on the Use of Space by a Contemporary Painter

Existential Influences on the Use of Space by a Contemporary Painter

Date: May 1968
Creator: Carlman, Sandra Marcom
Description: The aim of this study is to seek to determine the philosophic grounds which prompt this painter in particular to incorporate both two- and three-dimensional space within each painting.
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