Aa is for Aesthetic (RLE Edu K): Essays on Creative and Aesthetic Education

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Routledge, May 16, 2012 - Education - 208 pages
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This volume reaffirms the indispensable place of the arts in any coherent curriculum. The author hopes that the specific arguments formulated in the book will advance the conservationist post-Modernist aesthetic.

 

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Contents

Creativity the Arts and the Renewal of Culture
1
A Formal Aesthetic for the Teaching of the Arts
26
English as an Arts Discipline
43
The Aesthetic Field of English
63
Art and the Loss of Art in an Age of Spilt Science The Demise of Late Modernism
77
Patterns to Which Growth May Aspire The Place of Myth in Education
98
Education Phantasy and the Inner Life of Feeling
121
Education as Individuation The Place of Autobiography
145
Towards a Conservationist Aesthetic A Concluding Manifesto with a New Ecological Note
165
Bibliographies
179
Index
183
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Peter Abbs was born and grew up on the North Norfolk coast in England. He has written and lectured widely on the nature of creativity and the poetics of culture. He is the Poetry Editor of Resurgence and editor of Earth Songs, the first Anglo-American anthology of contemporary ecoverse. He has published nine volumes of poetry including Icons of Time, Viva la Vida and The Flowering of Flint. Most recently in The Greater Journey (2008) he has worked with the photographer John Pack to explore the relationship between image and word. He is Research Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Sussex.

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