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Art, Community and Environment: Educational Perspectives (Paperback)
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Art, Community and Environment: Educational Perspectives (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 25/05/2010
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"Art, Community and Environment" investigates wide-ranging issues raised by the interaction between art practice, community participation, and the environment, both natural and urban. This volume brings together a distinguished group of contributors from the United States, Australia, and Europe to examine topics such as urban art, community participation, local empowerment, and the problem of ownership. Featuring rich illustrations and informative case studies from around the world, "Art, Community and Environment "addresses the growing interest in this fascinating discipline."

Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781841502571
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 169 x 224 x 18 mm


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""Art, Community and Environment" is a necessary addition to transformative
art education libraries. No other book so richly brings together detailed
descriptions and captivating images of community-based projects that
exemplify the relationship between making environmental art, creating
aesthetic experiences and embodying the essence of place. This relational
space calls artists, community members, educators and learners to engage
with the environment ethically, ecologically, and creatively. For editors
Coutts and Jokela, community-based art practices are founded upon
participation, engagement, collaboration and empowerment. Every chapter
illustrates these notions by pursuing dialogical practices within community
contexts and thus portrays how community art energizes a strong sense of
agency among participants. Formal and informal art education contexts that
pursue the goals laid out in this book will most certainly be transformative
for al
""Art, Community and Environment" is a necessary addition to transformative


art education libraries. No other book so richly brings together detailed


descriptions and captivating images of community-based projects that


exemplify the relationship between making environmental art, creating


aesthetic experiences and embodying the essence of place. This relational


space calls artists, community members, educators and learners to engage


with the environment ethically, ecologically, and creatively. For editors


Coutts and Jokela, community-based art practices are founded upon


participation, engagement, collaboration and empowerment. Every chapter


illustrates these notions by pursuing dialogical practices within community


contexts and thus portrays how community art energizes a strong sense of


agency among participants. Formal and informal art education contexts that


pursue the goals laid out in this book will most certainly be transformative


for all those involved."
--Rita L. Irwin, University of British Columbia


"Art, Community and Environment" is a necessary addition to transformative


art education libraries. No other book so richly brings together detailed


descriptions and captivating images of community-based projects that


exemplify the relationship between making environmental art, creating


aesthetic experiences and embodying the essence of place. This relational


space calls artists, community members, educators and learners to engage


with the environment ethically, ecologically, and creatively. For editors


Coutts and Jokela, community-based art practices are founded upon


participation, engagement, collaboration and empowerment. Every chapter


illustrates these notions by pursuing dialogical practices within community


contexts and thus portrays how community art energizes a strong sense of


agency among participants. Formal and informal art education contexts that


pursue the goals laid out in this book will most certainly be transformative


for all those involved.
--Rita L. Irwin, University of British Columbia"

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