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Learning in and through Art: A Guide to Discipline-Based Art Education

Stephen Mark Dobbs

Learning in and through Art provides a practical, straightforward guide to the theory and practice of discipline-based art education. This comprehensive approach to art education has transformed the way students create and understand art; it also offers opportunities for relating art to other subjects as well as to the personal interests and abilities of young learners.

In this completely revised edition, the author explains how DBAE draws content from the disciplines of art-making, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics. In addition, he shows how the practice of DBAE in schools over the past several years has influenced how art is taught today. This book is an excellent resource for art teachers, general classroom teachers, administrators, school boards, and parents, as well as an ideal textbook for the study of art education.

Stephen Mark Dobbs has served as a professor of arts and humanities and is president of the Marin Community Foundation.

"A jewel. Clear and practical, wise and thorough, inspirational and, most important, very very useful."
—Christopher T. Cross, President, Council for Basic Education


150 pages
8 1/2 x 11 inches
ISBN 978-0-89236-494-7

Getty Publications
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum