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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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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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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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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 with Materials Native to the Texas Gulf Coast

Weaving with Materials Native to the Texas Gulf Coast

Date: 1951
Creator: Kerr, Thomas William
Description: 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.
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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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The Function of Craft Activities in Early Adolescence

The Function of Craft Activities in Early Adolescence

Date: 1957
Creator: Hull, Margaret Leatherwood
Description: 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.
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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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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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