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Key Concepts
A Guide to Aesthetics, Criticism and the Arts in Education

ISBN 9781138649897
Published October 9, 2017 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1991. The arts can only thrive in a culture where there is conversation about them. This is particularly true of the arts in an education context. Yet often the discussion is poor because we do not have the necessary concepts for the elaboration of our aesthetic responses, or sufficient familiarity with the contending schools of interpretation. The aim of Key Concepts is to engender a broad and informed conversation about the arts.

By means of over sixty alphabetically ordered essays, the author offers a map of aesthetics, critical theory and the arts in education. The essays are both informative and argumentative, with cross-references, a supporting bibliography and suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Acknowledgements;  1. Aesthetic/Aesthetics  2. Aesthetic Field  3. Aesthetic Intelligence  4. Alienation Effect  5. Archetype  6. Arts in Education: The Idea of a Generic Arts Community  7. Arts in the Primary School  8. Art World; Institutional Theories of Art  9. Beauty  10. Classicism and Romanticism  11. Communication  12. Creativity  13. Dance in Education  14. Death of the Author  15. Deconstruction  16. Drama Education  17. Expression  18. Feminist Critical Theory  19. Figurative and Literal  20. Film in Education  21. Form, Formalism  22. Genius  23. Holocaust  24. Human Nature (Natural, Innate)  25. ‘I’  26. Icon, Index, Symbol  27. Imagination  28. Intention and Convention  29. Interpretation  30. Judgement (of Beauty, of Taste)  31. Language  32. Literature and Education  33. Mapping Some –isms: Expressionism, Impressionism, Naturalism, Realism, Surrealism  34. Marxist Critical Theory  35. Meaning  36. Medium  37. Mimesis and Katharsis  38. Modernism and Post-Modernism  39. Morality and Art  40. Multicultural Arts Education  41. Music in Education  42. Obscenity and Pornography  43. Originals, Copies, Performances and Reproductions  44. Photography  45. Play  46. Politics and Art  47. Post-Structuralism  48. Religion and Art  49. Representation (and Seeing-in)  50. Self-Expression  51. Semiology/Semiotics  52. Space and Time, Arts of  53. Structuralism  54. Style  55. Sublime  56. Symbol, Symbolism  57. Taste  58. Tears and Laughter  59. Text and Context  60. Tradition  61. Unconscious/The Unconscious  62. Visual Arts in Education  63. Willing Suspension of Disbelief;  Further Reading;  Bibliography;  Index

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