Landscapes of Aesthetic Education
Author: Stuart Richmond and Celeste Snowber
Date Of Publication: Dec 2009
This book brings together two experienced educators from the fields of teacher education and arts education. The authors Richmond, a photographer, and Snowber, a dancer and poet, see aesthetic education as aiming to extend creativity, appreciation of the arts and nature, and the sensuous qualities of everyday life, to gain a more intimate understanding of the self and the world. They include poetic, narrative, philosophical, and artistic ways of writing to support a more embodied and holistic aesthetics. Landscapes of Aesthetic Education has significance for educators, scholars, students, and artists, and for all who would like to explore the connections between the arts, aesthetics, and transformation.
Originally from Yorkshire, Dr. Stuart Richmond has taught in high schools in England and Canada. He was Dean of the School of Creative Arts, Sciences and Technology at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and is currently Professor of Arts Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, outside Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an avid walker and photographer.
Dr. Celeste Snowber is a dancer, poet and educator who is Associate Professor of Arts Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University outside Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A lover of improvisation, she continues to create site-specific performances of her poetry and dance in the natural world.
“A stirring and important addition to the literature on the complexity of ‘appreciation’ and its relation to mentoring. This book opens windows on unexplored modes of creative collaboration with implications for art experiences and for lives in many classrooms.”
—Maxine Greene, Professor of Philosophy and Education Emeritus, Teachers College, Columbia University
“Let go and see, feel, move, and breathe as you encounter this remarkable book by two internationally known Canadian artist-educators: Stuart Richmond and Celeste Snowber. As a photographer and a dancer, they capture words, gestures, images and ideas in engaging, imaginative and deeply aesthetic ways in their book entitled Landscapes of Aesthetic Education. This book provides educators, artists, and students with numerous examples of personal narratives woven through theoretical engagements that create vast landscapes for learning through, with, about and for aesthetic education.”
—Rita L. Irwin, Associate Dean, Teacher Education, Professor, Art Education and Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
“Reenchantment. That is what is wanted in education today, and that is what Snowber and Richmond’s book, Landscapes of Aesthetic Education, presents. This book is a beautifully conceived and written antidote to all that is disenchanting in contemporary education and is brimming with new ideas about making education an engaging, aesthetic experience for both students and teachers.”
—Peter London, Chancellor Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Distinguished Fellow, NAEA
“Engaging and nuanced. This is a dream catcher of a book that casts and weaves a sensuous and lyrical spell for the reader and brings the aesthetic to the centre of educational feeling and knowing.”
—Carl Bagley PhD FRSA, Professor of Educational Sociology, Durham University, UK
“What sets this book apart from other books on aesthetics is a questioning, intuitive approach to the information that one suspects is also a deeply ingrained part of their teaching.”
—Sally Armstrong Gradle, Southern Illinois University in the International Journal of Education and the Arts, Vol. 10, Review 4 (April 2010)
Price Uk Gbp: 39.99
Price Us Usd: 59.99
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