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Abbs, Peter 1942-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 308 publications in 1 language and 4,891 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR4725.G7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Abbs
The Black rainbow : essays on the present breakdown of culture( Book )

9 editions published between 1085 and 1975 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living powers : the arts in education by Peter Abbs( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A is for aesthetic : essays on creative and aesthetic education by Peter Abbs( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Symbolic order : a contemporary reader on the arts debate by Peter Abbs( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alongside "Living Powers" and "A is for Aesthetic" this book is intended to establish a conceptual frame for the Arts in Education series. The first and primary aim of this symposium is to put teachers of all the arts in touch with some of the most recent and the best writing on the nature of art
Father and son; a study of two temperaments by Edmund Gosse( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Gosse wrote of his account of his life, "This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs." Father and Son remains one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it, Edmund Gosse recounts, with humor and pathos, his childhood as a member of a Victorian Protestant sect and his struggles to forge his own identity despite the loving control of his father. His work is a key document of the crisis of faith and doubt and a penetrating exploration of the impact of evolutionary science. An astute, well-observed, and moving portrait of the tensions of family life, Father and Son remains a classic of twentieth-century literature. This edition contains an illuminating introduction, and provides a series of fascinating appendices including extracts from Philip Gosse's Omphalos and Edmund Gosse's harrowing account of his wife's death from breast cancer
The educational imperative : a defence of Socratic and aesthetic learning by Peter Abbs( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final section examines some of the intellectual forces shaping current arguments, and offers critical appraisals of some influential figures in the field: Herbert Read, Peter Fuller and David Holbrook
Root and blossom : essays on the philosophy, practice and politics of English teaching by Peter Abbs( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the flow : education, the arts and postmodern culture by Peter Abbs( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against the Flow" is a thought-provoking argument for the need to reconsider the role and the nature of arts education, so that creativity is fostered and that education as a whole is liberated from a narrow focus shaped by the market economy and the ironic postmodernist sensibility. Peter Abbs calls for education to become an end in itself, as opposed to the means to an end, and for a place to be found in contemporary education for the spiritual, the aesthetic and the ethical
Reclamations : essays on culture, mass-culture and the curriculum by Peter Abbs( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English within the arts : a radical alternative for English and the arts in the curriculum by Peter Abbs( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposal for a new college by Peter Abbs( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selon les auteurs le nouveau "College" d'enseignement supérieur devra être petit démocratique, auto-administré et résidentiel ; son but sera de créer une authentique communauté de culture, de connaissances académique et d'économie. Les collèges Ruskin, Bauhaus et Black Mountain sont décrits comme précurseurs
The forms of poetry : a practical guide by Peter Abbs( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forms of narrative : a practical guide by Peter Abbs( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English for diversity; a polemic by Peter Abbs( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth songs : a Resurgance anthology of contemporary eco-poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging anthology of contemporary eco-poetry contains poems testifying to the modern violation of the natural order but also singing the diverse beauty of the earth, celebrating wildlife, the seasons, wilderness and the way our lives are in creative and destructive play with nature
Against the flow : the arts, postmodern culture and education by Peter Abbs( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polemics of imagination : selected essays on art culture and society by Peter Abbs( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowering of flint : new and selected poems by Peter Abbs( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems range widely. Some are deeply personal issuing from the immediate pressure of experience: the haunting memories of childhood, the harrowing death of parents, the experience of love; some are disturbing eco-poems responding to the current violation of the planet; while others are more impersonal, exploring through the strategies of persona and impersonation, other poets' experience - apprehensions of the ephemeral, the erotic and the transcendent. The voices of Sappho, Nietzsche and Rilke reverberate, suggesting that only in the resonating echo-chamber of a long tradition can the contemporary poet hope to fulfill the task of imaginative representation and consilience."--Back cover
Icons of time : an experiment in autobiography by Peter Abbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Living powers : the arts in education
Alternative Names
Abbs, P. F. 1942-

Abbs, P. F. (Peter F.), 1942-

Abbs, Peter F. 1942-

Peter Abbs englischer Dichter

Peter Abbs English poet and academic

Languages
English (144)

Covers
A is for aesthetic : essays on creative and aesthetic educationThe Symbolic order : a contemporary reader on the arts debateFather and son; a study of two temperamentsThe educational imperative : a defence of Socratic and aesthetic learningAgainst the flow : education, the arts and postmodern cultureThe forms of poetry : a practical guideThe forms of narrative : a practical guideEarth songs : a Resurgance anthology of contemporary eco-poetry