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Re: Art activities to teach other cultures

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Collier Family (atla)
Fri, 09 Oct 1998 23:50:18 +0200


....... about an entire continent here, with more than 50 different
> countries.
> In Nigeria alone, where I lived and taught for two years, there is a
> rich diversity of cultures, traditions and attitudes, and I saw plenty of
> evidence of an appreciation for aesthetics and the beauty of design for
> its own sake.
>
> Wendy.

Dear Wendy,
In a traditional (non westernised) context, the main concern would be
functionality.
Aesthetics and beauty of design is secondary.
Please note my qualification of my statement that this applies in a
traditional context. The more westernised African would view this
differently.

Regards

Tracey