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ERIC Number: EJ886875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Writing as Pretext: On the Way to an Image
Roth, Nancy
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v9 n2 p256-264 2010
The contemporary art college makes a broad range of media available to students, from which writing is conventionally excluded. Writing entered the art college curriculum in the 1960s as a "frame", or means of integrating art and artists into an academic framework, rather than as a medium of potential study. Drawing on the philosophy of Vilem Flusser (1920-1991), the article accepts that writing has exerted a long, if uneven, control over the power of images, and that the introduction of writing into the art curriculum in the 1960s activated very old tensions. Dramatic changes in communications technology have, however, markedly changed the position of writing with respect to images. Art colleges may now be in a uniquely strong position to reconsider the role of writing in higher education in general.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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