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Let’s Talk About Critique

Reimagining Art and Design Education

Practical and relevant approaches to giving more nuanced critique.

Let’s Talk about Critique examines how critique in art education has evolved, how it falls short, and what else it could be. Elissa Armstrong and Mariah Doren contextualize current practices by discussing the history of critique, the field of education, and the characteristics of today’s students. Then they offer suggestions for ways to have more open, inclusive, and dynamic classroom conversations about art and design. The core of the book consists of critique format descriptions, written by experienced educators, that provide a wide variety of thoughtful approaches that can be readily adapted and used.

178 pages | 6.7 x 9.6

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Table of Contents


1:  Introduction                                                               

2: What is a Critique?                                                     

3: The Critique’s History: How The Contemporary Critique Evolved                

4: The Contemporary Student and The Critique           

5: Critique And Assessment                                          

6: Critique Methods Collection                                        

I:  Non-Verbal Critiques                                                  

Yun Shin and Emily Stokes
Elissa Armstrong
Nida Abdullah and Denise Gonzales Crisp
Chelsea Coon
Mariah Doren
Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard

II:  Play and Improvisation Critiques

Carol Elkovich
Nida Abdullah and Denise Gonzales Crisp
Jonathon Russell 
Laurie Gatlin
Tyrus Clutter
Jonathon Russell 

III: Pre-, Mid-, Post- and Extended Critiques 

Ane Gonzalez Lara
Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard
Leslie Bellavance
Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard
Elissa Armstrong
Hannah Barnes

IV: Student-Centered Critiques

Gaia Scagnetti and T. Camille Martin-Thomsen
Denielle J. Emans and Kelly M. Murdoch-Kitt
April Friges
Andrea Marpillero-Colomina
Kristina Bivona
nicole killian
Hande Sever and Alexandre Saden
melissa m button, Matt Nock, Phil Weaver-Stoesz

V:  Critique of Critiques

Mariah Doren
Maya Krinsky
Andy Broadey and Richard Hudson-Miles
Matt King
Morgan Alford, Alia Ali, Naama Attias, Julia Chai, Casey Chan, Jiayun Chen, Yingtong He, Ashley Hunt, Kaidi Jiu, Keunjae Kwon, Michael Mendoza, Oscar Ochoa, Alexeis Reyes, Ruoyi Shi, Estela Ana Silva, Allison Yasukawa, and Hanzhu Zhang                                                    

7: Conclusion                                                               


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