Editorial

S. John Eggleston
1973, Vol. 6, No. 1,

Abstract


The commencement of Volume VI of Studies in Design Education and Craft marks the further developments in the production and presentation of the journal. The increases in size and circulation that have occurred in recent months have allowed the Editorial Board to redesign the layout along the lines suggested by many readers in a manner that should greatly facilitate their use of the journal. It has also been possible to adopt the hard-edged 'perfect' binding system. This will also be of assistance to readers in that it allows the use of a heavier paper with greater opacity and also ensures a better opening of the pages. Librarians will appreciate the title and volume indication on the spine.

The technical improvements are matched by an impressive range of contents that are focused on new developments in Art and Design particularly through integration - the 'hurrah' word of our time as Greger puts it. The issue commences with an important article by Lancaster who describes a curriculum integration in a college of education in which the visual arts played an initiating role. Students worked in a situation in which attempts were made to foster self-education, experimentation, responsibility and discussion in a manner not always achieved in the more traditional programmes of 'professional' studies.


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