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Lesson Plans

another debate reply

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b s carpenter, II (
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 08:47:40 -0400 (EDT)

Recently, Sheila Hoover wrote:

>>My classmate and I are planning for a debate in our 'Introduction to
Aesthetics in Art Education' course...We are looking for support for the
position that viewing an original is the "greater" experience, as well as
points to the contrary (to
prepare for our rebuttal). <<

In addition to Terry Barrett's suggestion of looking toward the ideas
proposed by Nelson Goodman, I suggest that you take a look at the Overture
(introduction) to David Carrier's book Artwriting. (1987. University of
Massachusetts Press: Amherst). Here, Carrier plays out Danto's idea that
"visually identical objects may be quite different visual artifacts when
interpreted" through a discussion of "the seven red panels."

Best of luck with your course.

B. S. Carpenter, II
Assistant Professor of Art
Art Education Program Director
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
(phone) 757.683.4779
(FAX) 757.683.5923

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