Blank canvas: art school creativity from punk to new wave

Strange, S ORCID: 0000-0003-4055-3665 (2022) Blank canvas: art school creativity from punk to new wave. Intellect, Bristol. ISBN 9781789386318

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Art school Britain in the 1960s and 1970s – a hotbed of experimental DIY creativity blurring the lines between art and music. In Blank Canvas, multi-genre musician turned university lecturer Simon Strange paints a picture of the diverse range of people who broke down the barriers between art, life and the creative self. Tracing lines from the Bauhaus 'blank slate' through the white heat of the Velvet Underground and the cutting edge of the Slits, Blank Canvas draws on interviews with giants of the genre across music, gender and race spectrums, from Brian Eno to Pauline Black, Cabaret Voltaire to Gaye Advert. Illustrated is a picture of two decades erupting in a devastatingly diverse flow of outspoken originality as an eclectic range of musical styles and cultures fused. Does modern day music education suffocate the soul and inhibit the impact of the bohemian artist? This book asks questions of today's artists, musicians, and educators, looking for the essence of creativity and suggests how lessons learnt in and around art school education show a path for the cultural evolution of both musicians and artists hoping to create the future.

Item Type: Book
UN SDGs: Goal 4: Quality Education
Keywords: music, art education, punk, post punk, new wave, pedagogy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Professional Services
Research Centres and Groups: Intercultural Communication and Creative Practice Research Group
Centre for Transcultural Creativity and Education (TRACE)
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2023 16:23
Last Modified: 21 May 2024 14:39
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