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Reading Children's Drawings The Development of Spatial Orientation and Body Schema as Seen in the Person, House and Tree Motifs by Audrey E. McAllen


92 pp.  
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Illustrations: Color and black & white



This study of children's graphic ability has been made in relation to Rudolf Steiner's spiritual scientific observation of the human being. His observation encompasses the physically unseen spiritual dynamics behind form and growth-the archetypal members of the human being. Therefore we need to be conscious that we are seeing deep and sacred processes being shown us by the child.

  • Contents:

  1. The Human Star: Number Relationships of the Physical Structure of the Human Being
  2. The Structural and Constitutional Bodies and their Development: Birth to Seven Years
  3. Analysis of the Person–House–Tree Drawings
  4. Colors
  5. Qualities of the Colors that Appear When Working with Extra Lesson Exercises (by Joep Eikenboom)
  6. Review and Observations for Research
  7. Examples and Case Studies (by Ingun Schneider)