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New Springer books plus book review invitation

Springer has released a list of new books that might be of interest to NiTRO readers over the holiday break:

  • Close Encounters of Art and Physics: An Artist’s View by Laura Pesce;

  • Art and Soul: Rudolf Steiner, Interdisciplinary Art and Education edited by Victoria de Rijke;

  • What Art Teaches Us: Reexamining the Pillars of Visual Arts Curricula by Timothy Babulski.

Those with less time might want to check out ‘The Role of the Artist in the Age of Trump’, an interesting essay on politics and art by Lin-Manuel Miranda published  in The Atlantic.

Also, for Australian university readers, Dawn Bennett has invited a book review from Australian University colleagues for her new book Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education, edited by Jennifer Rowley, Dawn Bennett and Patrick Schmidt. Jenny Wilson has a copy of this book available to send to anyone who is willing to provide a book review for Dawn in a relevant journal. The book relates to anyone interested in creative arts discipline pedagogy – not just music. Those willing to review are invited to email Jenny at

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