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Lester C. Walker

Bio: Lester C. Walker is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: History of art & Studio. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 2 publications receiving 2 citations.

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TL;DR: A slide collection is an indispensable part of any good art department as mentioned in this paper, which is attested by the occasional displays of pre-lecture temperament if an instructor does not find the precise slide desired in its accustomed location.
Abstract: An extensive slide collection is an indispensable part of any good art department. This may be attested by the occasional displays of pre-lecture temperament if an instructor does not find the precise slide desired in its accustomed location. It is at this moment that the filing system, the filing clerk, or at least some external agency, is thoroughly condemned for inefficiency or stupidity. The crisis passes and in the meantime too little consideration is given to the necessary thought and work involved in providing and maintaining a slide collection. What is necessary in order to provide a staff with the essential illustrations when they are needed?

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TL;DR: The belief that the art historian and the studio artist are two contrary forces, by some accident thrown into the same academic department, appears even in small art departments where staff members may be required to teach in both history and practice areas.
Abstract: The studio artists and the art historians on the faculties of American colleges and universities have a great opportunity to supplement each other's accomplishments. Is this opportunity used, or even fully realized ? Too often the belief prevails that the art historian and the studio artist are two contrary forces, by some accident thrown into the same academic department. This idea appears even in small art departments where staff members may be required to teach in both history and practice areas. The feeling of separation is freely displayed in the annual College Art Association meetings. The historians attend sessions on Hellenic, Renaissance and Baroque art while the studio artists have concurrent panels on “Creative Art” and “The Artist- Teacher.” To be sure each person should follow his specialty and interest, but how much actual and enthusiastic crossing of the lines from one field to the other exists for the purpose of finding out how the differing facets of college art activities may be joined?

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