Drawing Development

  • Martin Krampen
Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE)


By way of Piaget’s general theory of semiotic development we arrived at his special theory of imitation. We found arguments for and against the “mental image” as a form of internalized imitation and representation. The evidence has led us to side with Piaget. For him, children’s drawings were one particular form of imitation. With this in mind, the main topic of this book—children’s drawings—is treated in detail in the third leg of our journey. First, however, I would like to present an historical survey on studies of children’s drawings.


Internal Representation Internal Model Mental Image Function Circle Topological Relationship 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Krampen
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  1. 1.Board of AdvisorsDeutsche Gesellschaft für SemiotikUlmFederal Republic of Germany

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