Herbert Read – Education through Art

Herbert Edward Read ( 1893-1968) was an anarchist poet and critic of British art and literature. It is usually referred to as one of the earliest writers who draws attention to the creative potential of art.

After is participation on World War he has curated various activities at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. In 1931 and 1932 he taught at the University of Edinburgh. From 1933 to 1939, he was editor of Burlington Magazine.

A critic of the most respected between the 1930s and 1950s, and an exponent of the education for art movement, Herbert Read was established for his democratic and humanistic spirit, both in the field of aesthetics, pedagogy, sociology and political philosophy.

His essays include The Meaning of Art (1931), The Form in Modern Poetry (1932) and Education through Art (1943).

For Read art should be the basis of Education, and it is necessary to create educational models that allow the development of aesthetic expressions of the discovery of the world. It is discovery that stimulates the potential of the individual and the development of creativity.