Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Visual Arts books present advanced specialist scholarly knowledge on key topics including sculpture, classical and modern art as well as media, film and their effects upon viewers. Thought-provoking interdisciplinary studies sit alongside in-depth explorations of artists to form an essential collection of books on the Visual Arts. From broad-ranging anthologies to detailed ethnographic studies, these resources will provide valuable insights for artists and art historians but also the general reader interested in the many questions raised by visual world today.
Ecoarts practice is evolving quickly as a practice. While much of it is made by individual artists working alone, artists are increasingly combining into multi-artists collectives, collaborating with scientists, sustainability professionals, industry or the community to develop artworks with quite far-reaching effects. This book describes an extraordinary range of artistic practices pitched to encourage people to adopt pro-environmental behaviours by provoking, persuading, providing information, creating empathy for nature or by being built into sustainability practices themselves. It brings together 28 contributors who examine different roles of the arts in encouraging pro-environmental behaviour. There is a wide range of practitioners represented here, including visual and performing artists, sustainability professionals, social researchers, environmental educators, research students and academics. The contributors to this book are united in believing that the arts are vital in promoting pro-environmental behavior in the way that they are practiced, but also in the connections they make to ecology, science and Indigenous culture.