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A Philosophy of the Art School

Newall, Michael (2018) A Philosophy of the Art School. Routledge Research in Aesthetics . Routledge, New York and London, 192 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-61598-4. E-ISBN 978-0-429-46255-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Until now, research on art schools has been largely occupied with the facts of particular schools and teachers. This book presents a philosophical account of the underlying practices and ideas that have come to shape contemporary art school teaching in the UK, the US and Europe. It analyses two models that, hidden beneath the diversity of contemporary artist training, have come to dominate art schools. The rst of these is essentially an old approach: a training guided by the artistic values of a single artist-teacher. The second dates from the 1960s and is based around the group crit, in which diverse voices contribute to an artist’s development. Understanding the underlying principles and possibilities of these two models, which sit together in an uneasy tension, gives new insights into the character of contemporary art school teaching, demonstrating how art schools shape art and artists, how they can be a potent engine of creativity in contemporary culture and how they contribute to artistic research. A Philosophy of the Art School draws on first-hand accounts of art school teaching and is deeply informed by disciplines ranging from art history and art theory to the philosophy of art, education and creativity.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Art schools, philosophy of art, aesthetics, education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Michael Newall
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 13:04 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70012 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Newall, Michael: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9577-509X
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