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The Journal Block and Its Art School Context

Department of Educational Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, London SE14 6NW, UK
Received: 17 September 2018 / Revised: 25 October 2018 / Accepted: 1 November 2018 / Published: 5 November 2018
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This paper examines an important moment in the recent history of UK art education by examining the magazine Block, a radical and interdisciplinary publication produced from within the art history department of an art school in the late 1970s and 1980s. Block was created and edited by a small group of lecturers at Middlesex Polytechnic, most of whom were art school educated; it was formed by, and in turn influenced, the milieu of studio-based art education in the UK. Despite the small scale of its operation, the magazine had a wide distribution in art colleges and was avidly read by lecturers looking for ways to incorporate new theoretical, often Marxist, feminist, poststructuralist, perspectives into their teaching. View Full-Text
Keywords: art; education; history art; education; history
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Walton, N. The Journal Block and Its Art School Context. Arts 2018, 7, 74.

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