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Creative and Mental Growth (8th Edition) Paperback – Feb 1 1987


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  • Paperback: 510 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 8 edition (Feb. 1 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0023721103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0023721106
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 3 x 23.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,077,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Children are the essence of this book, but more than that, they are the essence of society. Creative and intellectual growth are the basis of any educational system, and it is the hope that this book can contribute to an understanding of the importance of this area so as to make the education of children a joyful and meaningful experience.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy R. Grizzle on March 10 2001
Format: Paperback
As I finish my final weeks as an art education major, I have tried to complete a reference guide for some of my friends that I will be leaving behind in my department. Other than books by Dr. George Szekely, Viktor Lowenfeld's book "Creative and Mental Growth" stands as the 'bible' for the educator, period. Art isn't "frill" or "elective classes" to children, it is the way of life. Without the understanding of how children view their world and how it does bend toward creative expression, a teacher is simply stumbling around in the darkness. In this stumbling a teacher may find a light switch from time to time. However, join the rest of us with the "torch" of post-modern education with Mr. Lowenfeld's book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By art teacher on Dec 3 2000
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This was one of the few required texts in my art ed classes that I did not sell back at the end of the term, and the only text which i still refer to 10 years after graduation. It contains valueable information for any educator who wants to ensure the creative growth of their students. It also includes a wonderful chart of children's artistic development. I've highly recomended it to every student teacher I have trained.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Hay, a university in Japan on March 18 2002
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I bought this book almost 40 years ago. I was surprised and pleased to see that it is still "thee" book. Everytime I get stuck for help, I go to this book. Now I am planning courses to teach pre-school teachers in Japan. "Thee" book is open once more. Any chance it is available in Japanese? Thanks Lowenfeld and Brittain!!!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
an essential text for all art teachers Dec 3 2000
By art teacher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was one of the few required texts in my art ed classes that I did not sell back at the end of the term, and the only text which i still refer to 10 years after graduation. It contains valueable information for any educator who wants to ensure the creative growth of their students. It also includes a wonderful chart of children's artistic development. I've highly recomended it to every student teacher I have trained.
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Buyer BEWARE!!!! Buy it used! Feb. 22 2005
By Citizen Ruth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was originally a fabulous 4-color printed book, but, it has been reprinted with very poor quality black & white photocopy looking pages. I contacted the "publisher" who basically said tough luck, this is business, and this is how we make our money. Buy it used!!! Because as you may have figured out, an art education book with low quality black and white examples is worth it's weight in beans!
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Meeting with the Titians March 10 2001
By Jeremy R. Grizzle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As I finish my final weeks as an art education major, I have tried to complete a reference guide for some of my friends that I will be leaving behind in my department. Other than books by Dr. George Szekely, Viktor Lowenfeld's book "Creative and Mental Growth" stands as the 'bible' for the educator, period. Art isn't "frill" or "elective classes" to children, it is the way of life. Without the understanding of how children view their world and how it does bend toward creative expression, a teacher is simply stumbling around in the darkness. In this stumbling a teacher may find a light switch from time to time. However, join the rest of us with the "torch" of post-modern education with Mr. Lowenfeld's book.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
40 Year Friendship March 18 2002
By James Hay, a university in Japan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book almost 40 years ago. I was surprised and pleased to see that it is still "thee" book. Everytime I get stuck for help, I go to this book. Now I am planning courses to teach pre-school teachers in Japan. "Thee" book is open once more. Any chance it is available in Japanese? Thanks Lowenfeld and Brittain!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Quality of "used" book June 12 2009
By KW - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you insist on getting a coloured version of the book, try to contact the book-seller first and ask for more inforamion. Hopefully they will reply. For your information, I ordered one used book from a bookseller who did not reply me at all after waiting for 7 working days. Decided to risk the chance and order the book. Unfortunately, that used book is totally printed in black and white. Poor printing quality. But considering the warning that was given in year 2005, I expected this to happen anyway. Bewere buyers.


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