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Abbs, Peter 1942-

Overview
Works: 93 works in 263 publications in 1 language and 4,666 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4725.G7, 700.71
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Most widely held works by Peter Abbs
Against the flow education, the arts and postmodern culture by Peter Abbs ( )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 814 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
The Black rainbow : essays on the present breakdown of culture ( Book )
6 editions published between 1085 and 1975 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living powers : the arts in education by Peter Abbs ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When originally published this was the first book to offer a collective history of all the arts - Art, Drama, Dance, Music, Literature and Film - in the curriculum. It also offers a coherent framework for the teaching of arts which is in line with the best current trends since the Gulbenkian Report of 1982. It insists that the arts, seen together should be an essential part of the national curriculum
A is for aesthetic : essays on creative and aesthetic education by Peter Abbs ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Symbolic order : a contemporary reader on the arts debate by Peter Abbs ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 279 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 )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victorian critic and poet Edmund Gosse was the child of respected zoologist Philip Gosse, a minister within the Plymouth Brethren, a fundamentalist evangelical sect. This memoir of Gosses childhood and young adulthood details his upbringing by parents whose faith and literal approach to Scripture directed all their domestic practices
The educational imperative : a defence of Socratic and aesthetic learning by Peter Abbs ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Educational Imperative is an open, positive and accessible book on education, written with both the current cultural crisis and the challenge of the next century in mind
Root and blossom : essays on the philosophy, practice and politics of English teaching by Peter Abbs ( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reclamations : essays on culture, mass-culture and the curriculum by Peter Abbs ( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proposal for a new college by Peter Abbs ( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English 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
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 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The forms of poetry : a practical guide by Peter Abbs ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English for diversity; a polemic by Peter Abbs ( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The forms of narrative : a practical guide by Peter Abbs ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Earth songs : a Resurgance anthology of contemporary eco-poetry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 90 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 57 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 42 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 38 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Abbs, P. F. 1942-
Abbs, P. F. (Peter F.), 1942-
Abbs, Peter F. 1942-
Languages
English (123)
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