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The Art and Science of Portraiture


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The Author ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction: The Frame xv Chapter One: A View of the Whole: Origins and Purposes 1 Chapter Two: Perspective Taking: Discovery and Development 19 Chapter Three: On Context 39 Illumination: Framing and Terrain 41 Implementation: Setting the Site 60 Artistic Refrain: Priming the Canvas 74 Chapter Four: On Voice 83 Illumination: Expressing a Point of View 85 Implementation: Defining the Lens 106 Artistic Refrain: Negotiating Perspective 124 Chapter Five: On Relationship 133 Illumination: Navigating Intimacy 135 Implementation: Delaring Boundaries 160 Artistic Refrain: Representing Rapport 175 Chapter Six: On Emergent Themes 183 Illumination: Searching for Patterns 185 Implementation: Naming Convergence 215 Artistic Refrain: Defining Form 232 Chapter Seven: On Aesthetic Whole 241 Illumination: Shaping the Story 243 Implementation: Composing the Narrative 261 Artistic Refrain: Achieving Balance 275 References 283 Index 289

About the Author

SARA LAWRENCE-LIGHTFOOT, a promminent sociologist and professor, of education at Harvard University, is the author of numerous books including The Good High School, Balm in Gilead, and I've Known Rivers. Winner of the prestigious MacArthur Prize, Lawrence-Lightfoot was recently awarded Harvard's George Ledlie Prize given for research that makes the "most valuable contribution to science" and that "benefits mankind." She has been a Fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. JESSICA HOFFMANN DAVIS is the Director of Arts in Education Concentration and a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was the principal investigator of several arts projects at Harvard Project Zero. Her numerous publications include The MUSE (Museums Uniting with Schools in Education) Book and The Co-Arts Assessment Handbook.

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