Art and Design at Brighton 1859-2009: From Arts and Manufactures to the Creative and Cultural Industries

Woodham, Jonathan M and Lyon, Philippa, eds. (2009) Art and Design at Brighton 1859-2009: From Arts and Manufactures to the Creative and Cultural Industries University of Brighton, Brighton UK. ISBN 1905503589;

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Additional Information:This book was produced to mark the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Brighton School of Art. Entitled 'Art and Design at Brighton 1859-2009: from arts and manufactures to creative and cultural industries', it was edited by Philippa Lyon and Jonathan Woodham. This book relates a history that is important both as a record of the development of a creative educational institution and as a celebration of the Brighton School of Art’s contribution to society, culture and industry. The book benefited greatly from a number of rich resources, notably the University’s Aldrich Collection, the University’s Design Archives and the Arts & Crafts collection held by Ditchling Museum. Researching the book presented an opportunity to broaden and strengthen the interest in the Faculty and its work, both in relation to alumni and ex-staff, but also in relation to local cultural organizations and the local community in general. In putting together this anniversary book, the approach was to capture a sense of Brighton School of Art from its Victorian roots, through its several institutional manifestations to the present day multidisciplinary and international Faculty of Arts and Architecture (from August 2009, the Faculty of Arts) in the University of Brighton. The aim was to cover both formal and informal dimensions and to convey a sense of the distinctive character of the Brighton School of Art. The book shows how the artistic achievements of the Brighton School of Art have emerged out of (or sometimes in opposition to) changing educational aims and policies over the 150 years, and how these achievements reflect, or in some instances have led, the evolution of disciplines. Placing the establishment of the school in 1859 within the wider landscape of intense national debate about the competitiveness of British design, it also focuses on key periods of social and educational change in the 1930s and 1960s. In addition to creating a scholarly historical record, the book celebrates the excellent reputations and achievements of particular individuals and aspects of Brighton School of Art’s alternative cultural life. Over its 150 years Brighton has taught and employed many artists with national and international profiles, from across a range of disciplines. The book features a selection of exceptional individuals and their work, including for example those who have become significant in terms of their role in Brighton’s history and those who are seminal in their area of practice and/or research.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Brighton art design education history
Subjects:X000 Education
W000 Creative Arts and Design
Faculties:Faculty of Arts
ID Code:6086
Deposited By:Jonathan Woodham
Deposited On:16 Oct 2009
Last Modified:30 Mar 2012 02:18

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