Author(s)James, Patrick Toner
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AbstractChildhood today could be better. There are examples of the contemporary child showing that childhood leaves something to be desired. The project is to offer a solution for enriching childhood. The sections following the introduction help to explain the view that / have of children. Status: There is a discussion of the relation between the child today and the child of immediate history, between the child and his parents or adults, and between the child and his peer grow). Today's child has quite a bit of freedom compared to children who were enslaved in factories during that time of the Industrial Revolution. Today the child plays at being an adult, but it seems that he does it most freely among his peers when there is no adult present. Experience: The child is limited in experience, and this either leads him to act as if he had experience as many of today's children do, or the lack of explanation is supplied by imagination, superstition, and primary association. There is a discussion of the learning process. Childhood should be a time of innocent learning by experience. Imagination: There is a description of imagination and a discussion of the relation of imagination to the child. There are reasons offered why it is most common in children, and there are solutions offered to hell) Deserve it. Creativity: There is a definition of creativity and a discussion of the relation between it and the child: perception being a primary prerequisite. Environment: There is offered an explanation for the impact of the environment on the individual and suggestions for the kind of environment best suited for a child. Observations: Observations of children at home, at school, and at art class, Demonstration: This section includes the proposal, a written description and drawings of the children architecture (a Child.- rents Creative Arts Center), and the conclusion.
James, Patrick Toner. "Architecture for children." (1965) Masters, Rice University. <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/1911/89506">http://hdl.handle.net/1911/89506</a>.
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