The Resource Drawing & the blind : pictures to touch, John M. Kennedy

Drawing & the blind : pictures to touch, John M. Kennedy

Label
Drawing & the blind : pictures to touch
Title
Drawing & the blind
Title remainder
pictures to touch
Statement of responsibility
John M. Kennedy
Title variation
Drawing and the blind
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This groundbreaking work explores how children and adults who have been blind since birth can both perceive and draw pictures. John M. Kennedy, a perception psychologist, relates how pictures in raised form can be understood by the blind, and how untrained blind people can make recognizable sketches of objects, situations, and events using new methods for raised-line drawing. According to Kennedy, the ability to draw develops in blind people as it does in the sighted. His book gives detailed descriptions of his work with the blind, includes many pictures by blind children and adults, and provides a new theory of visual and tactile perception - applicable to both the blind and the sighted - to account for his startling findings. Kennedy argues that spatial perception is possible through touch as well as through sight, and that aspects of perspective are found in pictures by the blind. He shows that blind people recognize when pictures of objects are drawn incorrectly. According to Kennedy, the incorrect features are often deliberate attempts to represent properties of objects that cannot be shown in a picture. These metaphors, as Kennedy describes them, can be interpreted by the blind and the sighted in the same way. Kennedy's findings are vitally important for studies in perceptual and cognitive psychology, the philosophy of representation, and education. His conclusions have practical significance as well, offering inspiration and guidelines for those who seek to engineer ways to allow blind and visually impaired people to gain access to information only available in graphs, figures, and pictures
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, John M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1664.A75
LC item number
K45 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blind
  • Drawing
  • Psychology
  • Blind
  • Drawing
  • Tekenen
  • Tastzin
  • Blinden
  • Kunstzinnige vorming
  • Blinder
  • Blindheit
  • Kind
  • Zeichenunterricht
  • Zeichnung
  • Kind
  • Blindheit
  • Zeichnung
  • Blinder
  • Zeichenunterricht
Label
Drawing & the blind : pictures to touch, John M. Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780300054903
Lccn
92040624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27034658
  • (OCoLC)ocm27034658
Label
Drawing & the blind : pictures to touch, John M. Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780300054903
Lccn
92040624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27034658
  • (OCoLC)ocm27034658

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