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Abbs, Peter 1942-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 325 publications in 1 language and 5,410 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Abbs
The Black rainbow : essays on the present breakdown of culture( Book )

11 editions published between 1085 and 1975 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 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 222 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
The educational imperative : a defence of Socratic and aesthetic learning by Peter Abbs( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two middle sections of the book consider the most neglected part of the curriculum, the teaching of the arts. In place of the current progressive and prescriptive approaches Abbs proposes a further paradigm. He argues that the creativity of the individual and the creativity of the culture must be brought into a permanent, exacting and living fusion
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 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 180 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 166 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 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposal for a new college by Peter Abbs( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 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 narrative : a practical guide by Peter Abbs( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 94 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 )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 53 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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icons of time : an experiment in autobiography by Peter Abbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 40 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
 
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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 (133)

Covers
A is for aesthetic : essays on creative and aesthetic educationThe Symbolic order : a contemporary reader on the arts debateThe educational imperative : a defence of Socratic and aesthetic learningAgainst the flow : education, the arts and postmodern cultureThe forms of narrative : a practical guideEarth songs : a Resurgance anthology of contemporary eco-poetryAgainst the flow : the arts, postmodern culture and educationThe polemics of imagination : selected essays on art culture and societyThe flowering of flint : new and selected poems