The Eye, the Hand, the Mind: 100 Years of the College Art Association

Rutgers University Press

Published by Rutgers University Press, 2011
ISBN 10: 0813547873 / ISBN 13: 9780813547879
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Synopsis: In 1911 the College Art Association began with a small group of college art teachers whose single mission was to promote "art interests in all divisions of American colleges and universities." Now, one hundred years later the CAA, as it is commonly known, is as diverse as the decades that witnessed its maturity and growth. Leadership and membership grew dynamically, and art and art history professors were joined by non-academic visual artists and art historians-museum professionals, art librarians, visual resource curators, independent scholars and artists, collectors, dealers, conservators, and non-college educators. The organization's goals and interests became more complex, addressing multiple concerns affecting all individuals working in the visual arts. From one single goal, the purposes of the CAA expanded to sixteen.

The Eye, the Hand, the Mind is a collaborative journey, filled with pictorial mementoes and enlivening stories and anecdotes. Its pages unfold along a path-an architectural framework-that connects the organization's sixteen goals and tells its rich, sometimes controversial, story. Readers will discover the important role the CAA played in major issues in higher education such as curriculum development, preservation of world monuments, workforce issues and market equity, intellectual property and free speech, capturing conflicts and reconciliations inherent among artists and art historians, pedagogical approaches and critical interpretations/interventions as played out in association publications, annual conferences, advocacy efforts, and governance.

Celebrating the centennial of CAA members and milestones, Susan Ball and renowned contributors honor the organization's complex history which, in part, also represents many learned societies and the humanities over the last one hundred years.

About the Author: SUSAN BALL is the director of programs at the New York Foundation for the Arts, the executive director emerita of the College Art Association, and the director of the College Art Association Centennial Book Project. In addition to editing The Eye, the Hand, the Mind, she contributed a significant chapter.

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Title: The Eye, the Hand, the Mind: 100 Years of ...
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hardcover
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