Spiritual Art and Art Education

By Janis Lander

© 2014 – Routledge

262 pages | 43 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2013-12-13
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About the Book

This book is a study of contemporary spirituality as it is practiced in the world today, characterized by its secular and inclusive nature, and applied to art and art education. It identifies the issues facing a formal introduction of contemporary spiritual concepts into a secular and multicultural arts educational environment. Lander begins by separating the notion of "the spiritual" from the study of organized religions. She uses examples of art from different cultures in contemporary spiritual systems, making the study a reference book for contemporary spirituality and spirituality in art education, with usable definitions and practical examples suitable for scholars in art and visual studies, art education, and contemporary spirituality.

Table of Contents

1. Overview 2. The Religious and the Spiritual 3. Concepts and Terms 4. Spiritual Images and Spiritual Narratives in Contemporary Culture 5. Art, Energy, and Consciousness 6. Spiritual Art in the Classroom

About the Author

Janis Lander is an artist and writer based in Sydney, Australia. She was contributing editor of the online arts journal "The College Voice" at the University of New South Wales from 2003-2012. She is now teaching "Art and Philosophy of the Spirit" at the University of Sydney, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the fields of art and visual studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU012000
EDUCATION / Experimental Methods
EDU020000
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDU029050
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
REL062000
RELIGION / Spirituality
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies