Introduction: What Has Happened to the Soul of Art Education?

  • Victoria de RijkeEmail author
Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 25)


This introduction offers an editorial context and positioning for the collection of essays. It defines key terms such as exploring what is meant by ‘spirit’ or ‘soul’ in Rudolf Steiner’s and the editor’s thinking, and traces the beleaguered history of arts education in the UK from its inception to the present doldrums. Steiner’s commitment to interdisciplinary, ‘situated practice’ is then explored in relation to each chapter’s perspective within the book as a whole.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK

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