Monday, 7 October 2013

New Book published soon !

The Decorated School. Essays on the Visual Culture of Schooling is soon to be published by Black Dog.



Contributors have been participants in the research network. The book is beautifully illustrated and contains chapters with examples from England, Scotland, Norther Ireland, France, the USA, Japan and Kyrgystan. It has been funded with help from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a generous grant from the Henry Moore Institute. Order your copies now !

Subjects include: the ‘Art at School’ movement in France; sculpture in Japanese schools, the Chicago mural movement; the Edinburgh ‘Schools Beautiful’ programme; the art-curriculum relationships of post-war British primary schools; London County Council’s educational commissions; Asger Jorn’s Decorations for Århus Statsgymnasium; abstraction and modern schooling in New York; Soviet and Post-Soviet school decoration in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; and children’s art projects in Belfast.

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