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  • Main Title Art Education and the Energy Dynamics of Creativity


  • Author: Horn, Carin E.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Jacobs, Margaret Lucas
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Oelschlaeger, Max
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor


  • Name: North Texas State University
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 1978-12


  • English


  • Content Description: The energy dynamics of creativity are the metaphysical foundations upon which the theory of holistic aesthetics was built. Traditional inquiry into creativity has been concerned with the isolated issues of either the process, technique, product, creator, or environment in which creation occurs. The aesthetics presented herein provide the art educator with an alternate approach and attitude. The absolute presupposition from which the theory develops states that "there is naught but energy, for God is life." The resulting model which incorporates the rationale of the physics of light is designed to illustrate relationships between the creator and the energies of creativity. Educational applications and significance of the model are described in terms of light and color; these practical implications lend themselves to empirical testing.
  • Physical Description: vii, 65 leaves : illustrations


  • Keyword: theory of holistic aesthetics
  • Keyword: artistic creation
  • Keyword: metaphysical foundations
  • Keyword: art education
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Art -- Study and teaching.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Color -- Physiological effect.


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Horn, Carin E.
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002772581-Horn
  • Call Number: 379 N81 no.5538
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1163800
  • OCLC: 5132618
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc504078


  • Academic Department: Department of Art
  • Degree Discipline: Art Education
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Name: Master of Arts
  • Degree Publication Type: thesi
  • Degree Grantor: North Texas State University