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Pottery and Tiles of Guanajuato, Mexico
This paper is the result of a study made in Guanajuato, Mexico, in the summer of 1945. It is an attempt to set forth the development of the methods used in making pottery and tiles in this region -- to trace the methods, forms, and motifs from the pre-Conquest period through the Colonial and contemporary periods, to find what changes have come about in the art of making pottery and tiles, and to discover the causes of these changes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53414/
Craft Problems Using Native Materials
The present study concerns the use of native materials in craft problems which might be used profitably in public schools. The purpose of the research and experiments was fourfold: first, to make available information on the utility of certain native materials which the writer believed would be helpful to people interested in crafts; second, to acquaint interested individuals with native dye plants; third, to encourage a wide use of native materials; and fourth, to work out for use in public schools a series of craft problems utilizing native materials. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70372/
Art as a Tool in a Fifth-Grade Guidance Program
The purpose of this thesis was to determine a way by which the school could best serve all the children in the capacity of guidance. A program was needed which would enrich the lives of children of widely varying social and financial levels, chronological ages, mental ages, personalities, talents, and other inherent traits or tendencies. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70377/
Geometry as the Structural Basis of Composition in Paintings by Botticelli
Fewer geometrical analyses have been made of paintings than of any other group of works of art. For this reason ten paintings by a typical Florentine painter, Botticelli, were chosen by the author in order to find out; first, the extent to which geometrical divisions were used in determining the enclosing rectangles and the main lines of the composition; second, whether or not the same geometrically determined relationships were used by Botticelli frequently enough to be considered an important determinant of his style. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70328/
The Use of the Golden Proportion in Paintings by Titian and Raphael
Paintings of Raphael and Titian were chosen for study (1) to ascertain the extent to which they used geometry, and (2) to determine, if possible, the differences and likenesses in their underlying schemas, and (3) to determine how geometrical divisions, if used, affected the character of their paintings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70343/
Weaving in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico
A study of the history of weaving in Guanajuato, Mexico. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70382/
History of the Growth of Art Interest in Texas in the Last Two Decades
Texas has only recently taken an active interest in developing the fine arts as an important aspect of her culture. With the discovery of vast oil fields in Texas, an era of prosperity ensued that brought about rapid growth in population and wealth. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75321/
A Home Beautification Project Developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas
This thesis is a study of a home beautification project developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75326/
A Professional Vocabulary for Art Students at North Texas State Teachers College
The purpose of this investigation is to present to teachers in the field of art education a list of words which are essential to successful mastery of the subject matter found in certain textbooks used in the art department at the North Texas State Teachers College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75510/
The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry
Since the East Texas area has many minerals in the categories which yield semiprecious stones of commercial value--jasper, wood agate, wood opal, and silicified stone, the author undertook this study to determine: (1) the extent which these minerals could be utilized as sources for gems; (2) the equipment necessary for cutting and polishing the stones; and (3) the techniques for finishing the gems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75511/
Colonial Ironwork in Guanajuato, Mexico
This study purposes to serve as an introduction to the Colonial ironwork to be found in Guanajuato City. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75536/
A Method of Analyzing Trends in Modern Painting for Presentation to High-School Students
In developing the study, the writer has attempted to devise a method whereby high-school students may gain an understanding of certain trends in modern abstract and non-objective painting. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75684/
Costume Jewelry Using Organic Materials Found in the Coastal Area of Texas
This manuscript records an adventure in exploring the inherent possibilities of organic forms for use in the designing of jewelry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83768/
An Evaluation of the Esthetic Judgment of Students in Austin College
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83749/
The Suitability of Native Varieties of McLennan County Wood for Sculpture
This thesis involves an investigation of the trees in McLennan County that were suitable for wood sculpture, or wood carving, giving special attention to the wood that could be used for wood sculpture projects in the junior-high-school art program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83423/
The Caricatures of Oscar Berger and David Low
The author undertook this analysis of the caricatures of the two outstanding artists, Oscar Berger and David Low, to determine the factors which have shaped the style of each artist and the factors which have determined the public appeal of each artist's work. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83499/
An Evaluation of Children's Choices According to Standards of Art in Useful Objects Displayed in Dallas Public Schools
How much art is projected into the home and community as a result of art experiences in the school is difficult to determine without some criterion as a standard for judgement. Based upon this premise, the author attempted, with the cooperation of the art committee of the Dallas Junior League, to test the aesthetic judgement of selected groups of children in the Dallas Public Schools by evaluating their reactions to an exhibition of common household articles currently available on the Dallas market. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83471/
A Method of Analyzing Linear Perspective for Presentation to Junior and Senior High School Students
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96896/
Weaving with Materials Native to the Texas Gulf Coast
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97024/
Equipment for Junior-High-School Art Rooms in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Schools
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97023/
An Evaluation of Outdoor Advertising Art from 1920 to 1950
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96931/
Trends in Exhibitions in Four Texas Art Museums, 1940-1950
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96955/
The Geometric Analysis of Four German Paintings in the National Gallery of Art
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96971/
An Art Program Utilizing Discarded Materials in the Improvement of Interiors of Homes of Children in a Low Income Group
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of planning and carrying out an art program in which a particular group of students in a low income group, by utilizing discarded and inexpensive materials, can create useful and satisfying objects for the improvement of their home interiors. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108068/
The Consideration of Visual Aspects of Art in Motion Picture Awards
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107872/
The Function of Craft Activities in Early Adolescence
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107966/
Kiln-Fired Glass in the Junior College Arts and Crafts Program
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is the discovery of suitable uses for the enameling kiln in the arts and crafts program at the junior college level in the production of kiln-formed glass and the testing of methods and materials that will permit work of aesthetic merit at a nominal cost to the students and the school. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108217/
The Geometric Analysis of Two Paintings in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
This study was undertaken to help determine by geometric analysis whether the two paintings, one attributed to the fourteenth century Sienese artist, Ugolina da Siena, and the other to the fifteenth century Sienese artist, Sano di Pietro, were painted by these artists. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107907/
Color Preferences of Children in a Dallas Public School
The problem of this study examines two questions which were posed. First, would color preferences of children in the N.W. Harllee School of the Dallas Independent School District be the same as those found in other studies of color preferences of elementary school children? Second, would there be differences in choices made by low academic aptitude groups and high academic aptitude groups? In an attempt to answer these questions, a series of tests was devised and administered to children grades IV through VII. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108023/
An Investigation of the Correlation between Academic and Art Achievement of Children in the Upper-Elementary Grades
In this research, the author has undertaken to investigate what relationship, if any, exists between academic achievement of the child in the upper-elementary grades and his achievement in both or either, of the two- and three-dimensional arts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130346/
Art Tools and Materials Suitable for Manufacture in the School or Home Laboratory
This thesis discusses the theory that the production of many art tools and materials in the school or home laboratory is feasible, and that it would not only reduce the cost of a school art program but also enrich it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130448/
A Bibliography of Medieval Art: from its Origins to the Renaissance
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131264/
An Audio-Visual Presentation Designed for Motivation of Certain Elementary Art Students
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131094/
Ash Glazes and the Effect of Colorants and Firing Conditions
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131099/
Aesthetics in the Popular Culture
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130945/
An Analysis of Trailer Homes Produced in the United States in 1953
The purpose of this study is to analyze trailer homes being produced in the United States in 1953 in order to determine how they might be made more livable and functional. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130341/
Two Approaches to the Development of a Ninth Grade Art Appreciation Curriculum
This paper is a comparative study of the effectiveness of two methods of teaching a structured introductory art appreciation course for ninth grade students. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130841/
Textured Collage for Blind Elementary Children
This thesis describes experimental work done in art education with a small group of children that met each Saturday at Dallas Services for the Blind over a two year period. The research used textured collage art projects as the medium of artistic expression for the children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130889/
Glazes for Metals
The purpose of this study was to endeavor to find through experimentation satisfactory glazes for metals which would be available to the amateur craftsman. Attention was given to reasons for the experimental research, to the metals best suited for glazing, and to the development of satisfactory inexpensive glazes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163802/
The School Stage as a Laboratory for Teaching Certain Aspects of Color Theory
It is the purpose of this study to present three units for the instruction of certain aspects of color by using the techniques of audio-visual education which utilize the school stage as a laboratory. The study demonstrates how a stage and its apparatus become an audio-visual tool that the teacher may not hope to duplicate in the classroom. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163886/
Ceramics as a Creative Medium for Sixth and Seventh Grade Pupils
In view of the fact that clay has not been used so extensively or wisely in elementary art education as the generally recognized importance of the material seems to justify, the purpose of this study is to explore the possibilities of clay as a creative medium and to determine which of the many ceramic techniques are most suitable for use by pupils in the upper elementary grade. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163824/
Preparation of the Weatherford, Texas, Elementary Teacher to Teach Art in the Self-Contained Classroom
This paper is concerned with the preparation needed by the elementary classroom teacher to teach art in the self-contained classroom and with improving the program of art education in the elementary schools of the Weatherford Independent School District of Weatherford, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163862/
The Use of Polyester Resin as a Material for Jewelry Making
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163934/
An Investigation of Line and Plane Relationships in Two Concepts of Painting
The problem of this investigation is the combining of the spatial concepts of Paul Cezanne and the Analytical Cubists in a single painting. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163980/
Ultrastructured Elements of the Microcosm as a Stimulus for Painting
This paper is to present a study of ultrastructured elements of the microcosm as a stimulus for painting. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164053/
Preferences of Selected Consumers Regarding Options for Choosing Colors for Townhouse Interiors
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164037/
Cassoni in America: An Investigation of Three Major Themes
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? digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163989/
The Universal Persistence of the Mandala Motif
This study of the universal persistence of the mandala motif covers the mandala concept, external mandalas, architectural mandalas, and current manifestations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163906/
Acrylic Paints with Alkyd Polyester Laminations as a Painting Technique
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163986/
New Developments in Interior Design Curricula
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164013/
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