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Arts Programming for the Anthropocene : Art in Community and Environment, Paperback / softback Book

Arts Programming for the Anthropocene : Art in Community and Environment Paperback / softback

Part of the Routledge Environmental Humanities series


Arts Programming for the Anthropocene argues for a role for the arts as an engaged, professional practice in contemporary culture, charting the evolution of arts over the previous half century from a primarily solitary practice involved with its own internal dialogue to one actively seeking a larger discourse.

The chapters investigate the origin and evolution of five academic field programs on three continents, mapping developments in field pedagogy in the arts over the past twenty years.

Drawing upon the collective experience of artists and academicians in the United States, Australia, and Greece operating in a wide range of social and environmental contexts, it makes the case for the necessity of an update to ensure the real world relevance and applicability of tertiary arts education. Based on thirty years of experimentation in arts pedagogy, including the creation of the Land Arts of the American West (LAAW) program and Art and Ecology discipline at the University of New Mexico, this book is written for arts practitioners, aspiring artists, art educators, and those interested in how the arts can contribute to strengthening cultural resiliency in the face of rapid environmental change.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 248 pages, 30 Halftones, black and white; 6 Tables, black and white; 30 Illustrations, black and whi
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9781138385269

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