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British design pedagogies in Japanese design handbooks: Focus on color education of the government school of design in Britain



The British influence on design education had been present in Japan since the 1870’s. Mod-ern Japanese art and design promoters introduced and translated a great deal of Western design theories into Japanese, including British treatises. Since then, important design hand-books about methodology were published. This trend reflected a growing concern about in-corporating design as a part of compulsory education. Tracing the source back to its origin, the Government School of Design reformed design education in the early 1850s. The School of Design constructed the widespread practice of teaching industrial drawing as well as color education. Its compulsory art education was disseminated to other countries. Design method-ologies including the teaching of color theory were also adopted by contemporary Japan. As a consequence, the Japanese government adopted the recommendation from the Interna-tional Congress of Dessin Education held in 1900 in Paris that was based on the educational system of the Government School of Design.


Palavras-chave: Color theory, 19th Century Britain, Cole Circle, compulsory art education,

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DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-03_007

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Como citar:

TAKEUCHI, Yuko; "British design pedagogies in Japanese design handbooks: Focus on color education of the government school of design in Britain", p. 218-222 . In: Wong, Wendy Siuyi; Kikuchi, Yuko & Lin, Tingyi (Eds.). Making Trans/National Contemporary Design History [=ICDHS 2016 – 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2016.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-03_007

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