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A Philosophy of the Art School
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Michael Newall (University of Kent, UK)
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A Philosophy of the Art School

Michael Newall (University of Kent, UK)



The Arts: General & Reference;
History of Art & Design Styles;
Philosophy: aesthetics


192 pages

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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, US and Europe. It analyses two models that, hidden beneath the diversity of contemporary artist training, have come to dominate art schools. The first 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.

By:   Michael Newall (University of Kent UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   408g
ISBN:   9781138615984
ISBN 10:   1138615986
Series:   Routledge Research in Aesthetics
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction 1 The Contemporary Art School 2 The Art School: A Typological History 3 The Masterclass 4 The Crit 5 Can Art Be Taught? 6 Lessons for the Art School

Michael Newall is Director of the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent. He is author of What is a Picture? Depiction, Realism, Abstraction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and many articles on art and aesthetics. Before entering academia, he trained as a visual artist, and worked as a critic and curator.

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