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History of the Growth of Art Interest in Texas in the Last Two Decades

History of the Growth of Art Interest in Texas in the Last Two Decades

Date: 1941
Creator: Self, Jess Edith
Description: 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.
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A Home Beautification Project Developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas

A Home Beautification Project Developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: 1941
Creator: Shipman, Bonita L.
Description: This thesis is a study of a home beautification project developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas.
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Geometry as the Structural Basis of Composition in Paintings by Botticelli

Geometry as the Structural Basis of Composition in Paintings by Botticelli

Date: 1942
Creator: Anderson, Kittie Blanks
Description: 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.
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The Use of the Golden Proportion in Paintings by Titian and Raphael

The Use of the Golden Proportion in Paintings by Titian and Raphael

Date: 1942
Creator: Hamilton, Barbara Ruth
Description: 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.
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A Professional Vocabulary for Art Students at North Texas State Teachers College

A Professional Vocabulary for Art Students at North Texas State Teachers College

Date: 1943
Creator: Prestini, Antoinette L.
Description: 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.
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Art as a Tool in a Fifth-Grade Guidance Program

Art as a Tool in a Fifth-Grade Guidance Program

Date: 1946
Creator: Collins, Winny
Description: 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.
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Craft Problems Using Native Materials

Craft Problems Using Native Materials

Date: 1946
Creator: Simpson, Gladys
Description: 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.
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Pottery and Tiles of Guanajuato, Mexico

Pottery and Tiles of Guanajuato, Mexico

Date: 1946
Creator: Fincher, Frances Merle
Description: 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.
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The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry

The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry

Date: 1946
Creator: Pledger, Leon Monroe
Description: 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.
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Weaving in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico

Weaving in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico

Date: 1946
Creator: Leach, Georgia Belle
Description: A study of the history of weaving in Guanajuato, Mexico.
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Colonial Ironwork in Guanajuato, Mexico

Colonial Ironwork in Guanajuato, Mexico

Date: 1947
Creator: Christie, Mildred Virginia
Description: This study purposes to serve as an introduction to the Colonial ironwork to be found in Guanajuato City.
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An Evaluation of Children's Choices According to Standards of Art in Useful Objects Displayed in Dallas Public Schools

An Evaluation of Children's Choices According to Standards of Art in Useful Objects Displayed in Dallas Public Schools

Date: 1948
Creator: Shearer, Persis
Description: 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.
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A Method of Analyzing Trends in Modern Painting for Presentation to High-School Students

A Method of Analyzing Trends in Modern Painting for Presentation to High-School Students

Date: 1948
Creator: Brewster, Janie Lou Klepper
Description: 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.
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The Suitability of Native Varieties of McLennan County Wood for Sculpture

The Suitability of Native Varieties of McLennan County Wood for Sculpture

Date: 1948
Creator: Moore, Joanne
Description: 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.
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The Caricatures of Oscar Berger and David Low

The Caricatures of Oscar Berger and David Low

Date: 1949
Creator: Vaughan, Mack D.
Description: 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.
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Glazes for Metals

Glazes for Metals

Date: August 1949
Creator: Floyd, Emma Lou
Description: 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.
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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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An Analysis of the Integration of Interior and Exterior Space in Houses Designed by Richard Neutra

An Analysis of the Integration of Interior and Exterior Space in Houses Designed by Richard Neutra

Date: August 1950
Creator: Deardorff, Donald D.
Description: The purpose of this study of Richard Neutra's houses is three-fold: 1. To analyze the spatial treatment of the interiors. 2. To analyze the spatial treatment of the exteriors. 3. To determine the spatial relationship of the interiors to exteriors and find out how it was achieved.
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The Art Museums of Texas and Their Contribution to Public School Education

The Art Museums of Texas and Their Contribution to Public School Education

Date: August 1950
Creator: Lacy, Suella
Description: "...the writer undertook in this studyan evaluation of the seven major art museums of Texas and their contribution to public-school education. Chapter I served as an introduction to the study. Chapter II traced the development of the art museum in American, dating back to the period of colonial settlements in New England. It also presented the history of the art museums in the five key cities of Texas: the Elisabet Ney Museum of Austin, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, the Fort Worth Art Association, the Children's Museum of Forth Worth, the Witte Memorial Museum of San Antonio and the Contemporary Arts Association of Houston. In addition, the general policies and programs of the Texas museums were discussed. Chapter III evaluated the programs of the seven majoy art museums according to the standards set up by the Texas Art Education Association...Chapter IV will present the writer's conclusions and recommendations." -- leaves 35-36.
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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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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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