This book brings together two experienced educators from the fields of teacher education and arts education. The authors Richmond, a photographer, and Snowber, a dancer and poet, see aesthetic education as aiming to extend creativity, appreciation of the arts and nature, and the sensuous qualities of everyday life, to gain a more intimate understanding of the self and the world. They include poetic, narrative, philosophical, and artistic ways of writing to support a more embodied and holistic aesthetics. Landscapes of Aesthetic Education has significance for educators, scholars, students, and artists, and for all who would like to explore the connections between the arts, aesthetics, and transformation.
About the Author: Originally from Yorkshire, Dr. Stuart Richmond has taught in high schools in England and Canada. He was Dean of the School of Creative Arts, Sciences and Technology at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and is currently Professor of Arts Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, outside Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an avid walker and photographer. Dr. Celeste Snowber is a dancer, poet and educator who is Associate Professor of Arts Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University outside Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A lover of improvisation, she continues to create site-specific performances of her poetry and dance in the natural world.