Neil & Summerhill: A Man and His Work


A pictorial study by John Walmsley

A.S. Neill had a vision for a school that respected school children as individuals. A rare school, Summerhill stood amongst the draconian prisons (schools) of England. A.S. Neill shared an enthusiasm for child-built learning environments, similar to the philosophy of Lady Allen. Summerhill lost in a sense, to the screen, and bureaucracy of local government. The pictorial study of the school lets you glimpse back and feel a pang of jealously that you didn’t get to attend such a weird and nonconformist school.

Publication date: 1970

Publisher: Penguin Books

Details: Softcover. Unpaginated.

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