The ascent from the maelstrom: Art Students Observed and its descriptive resonance 40 years on

Dennis, M. ORCID: 0000-0003-2065-2973, 2014. The ascent from the maelstrom: Art Students Observed and its descriptive resonance 40 years on. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 13 (1), pp. 17-29. ISSN 1470-2029

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Abstract

Between 1967 and 1973 Barbara Weinberger and Charles Madge undertook a longitudinal study of art students at Coventry and Birmingham Colleges of Art, incorporating pre-diploma to final year students and their teachers, with a focus on fine art students. This article revisits the study in light of accounts from participants, archival documents and reviews. It also looks at the study's value both as an accurate description of art school socialisation and its effectiveness as a piece of sociology. It then looks at some of the main issues raised by the study and how they have influenced writing since and their value today. The article aims to clarify some of the obscurities of the study and offer a critical context within which it can be read as a now unique historical document.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Visual Art Practice
Creators: Dennis, M.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2014
Volume: 13
Number: 1
ISSN: 1470-2029
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/14702029.2014.933019DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Nov 2018 13:54
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 13:54
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34943

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