Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I remember reading somewhere years ago that regardless of variant sociocultural backgrounds, young children will represent "house" in very similar ways.

I wonder if that is really true?

To read list: Martin Krampen, Children's Drawings: Iconic Coding of the Environment. New York: Springer, 1991.

Krampen analyzes and compares iconic representations of buildings drawn by Turkish and German children.

Above are drawings by three children (one colorblind) raised in North Dakota, two from the early 1970s and one from the early 1980s. Maybe that's why it looks as though a strong wind is blowing from the Northwest.

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