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Keep It Moving?: Conserving Kinetic Art

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ISBN: 9781606065372 Year: Pages: 175 Language: English
Publisher: Getty Publications
Subject: Visual Arts
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Kinetic art not only includes movement but often depends on it to produce an intended effect and therefore fully realize its nature as art. It can take a multiplicity of forms and include a wide range of motion, from motorized and electrically driven movement to motion as the result of wind, light, or other sources of energy. Kinetic art emerged throughout the twentieth century and had its major developments in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age

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ISBN: 9781787352810 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787352810 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Anthropology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History
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Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age explores the nature of digital objects in museums, asking us to question our assumptions about the material, social and political foundations of digital practices. Through four wide-ranging chapters, each focused on a single object – a box, pen, effigy and cloak – this short, accessible book explores the legacies of earlier museum practices of collection, older forms of media (from dioramas to photography), and theories of how knowledge is produced in museums on a wide range of digital projects. Swooping from Ethnographic to Decorative Arts Collections, from the Google Art Project to bespoke digital experiments, Haidy Geismar explores the object lessons contained in digital form and asks what they can tell us about both the past and the future. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience working with collections across the world, Geismar argues for an understanding of digital media as material, rather than immaterial, and advocates for a more nuanced, ethnographic and historicised view of museum digitisation projects than those usually adopted in the celebratory accounts of new media in museums. By locating the digital as part of a longer history of material engagements, transformations and processes of translation, this book broadens our understanding of the reality effects that digital technologies create, and of how digital media can be mobilised in different parts of the world to very different effects.

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object --- digital age --- arts --- museum

Reflexive dramaturgy

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ISBN: 9788202572631 Year: Pages: 377 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.48 Language: Norwegian
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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The fact that you are reading these words means you have already stepped over the threshold of a collection of what the author calls reflexive études. Here, the author is expanding on the word étude as it is used in music’s most ‘classical’ department, where it denotes a practice piece designed to address an isolated problem of musical technique, and transforms it to serve as a practical thought exercise for the (theatre) field as a whole. The reflexive étude therefore serves as a practical-theoretical exercise in trying to think one’s way to freedom from the (often) unconscious or semi-conscious assumptions and obstacles that the art actor constantly has to contend with. Implicit here is the notion that thinking through also constitutes an exercise and that the art of thinking is inextricably associated with art in general. Like musical exercises, the reflexive études are characteristically specific: each focuses on practice relevant to something particular – perhaps one performance, an issue of acting technique, an acute theatre -sociological situation, or the question of what a theatre script can and should look like. The ambition is to develop what I have called a reflexive dramaturgy. This conception of dramaturgy does not limit itself to analyses of the theatrical text, or to the theatre’s arsenal of calculated stage effects, but is capable of expanding its reach to identify other kinds of action that exert a powerful influence, despite their being seemingly inconspicuous. In this sense, reflexive dramaturgy becomes a kind of theoretical practice that seeks to identify and articulate those actions which (reflexively) set the limits for aesthetic experience, but which are often insufficiently covered by the ways that art and theatrical art view themselves.

Der Arkadenhof der Universität Wien und die Tradition der Gelehrtenmemoria in Europa

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ISBN: 9783205205999 Year: DOI: 10.7767/9783205205999 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103503
Subject: Architecture
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Originating from the monumental ensemble of the arcade court of Vienna University, this thematic issue is dedicated to the traditon of academic memorials in a european-wide comparison. The first part of the volume focusses on the monuments of the Vienna University in context of development history and changing cultural and political framework conditions. The second part shows the european perspektive and focusses on the ancient and early modern era origins of the hall of honour, and the the different manifestation in chosen european countries until today. The issue contributes with its diverse methodical articles in a significant way to a discursive discussion on traditon and currency of academic memorials.

John Gibson und Antonio Canova

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ISBN: 9783205208402 Year: Pages: 313 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103610
Subject: History
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Das Buch widmet sich dem britischen Bildhauer John Gibson (1790-1866) und seiner Auseinandersetzung mit Antonio Canova (1757-1822). Der nach Rom emigrierte Bildhauer zählte zu den einflussreichsten Künstlern seiner Generation, war Mitglied in elf internationalen Akademien und Begründer der „Roman School of Sculpture“. Zu seinen Auftraggebern zählten Alessandro Torlonia, Graf Erwein von Schönborn sowie Königin Victoria und Prinz Albert. Untersucht werden Gibsons römische Lehrjahre, seine Rolle im künstlerischen Transfer und seine Inszenierungsstrategien als „britischer Phidias“. Die kritische Auswertung des umfassenden Quellenmaterials liefert wichtige Erkenntnisse zu Gibsons Leben und Werk und darüber hinaus neue Einblicke in weitere Themenfelder der Skulptur des 19. Jahrhunderts.

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Arts --- 19. jahrhundert --- Bildhauer --- Künstler --- ART026000 --- AFKB

Images of Dutchness: Popular Visual Culture, Early Cinema and the Emergence of a National Cliché

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Book Series: Framing Film ISBN: 9789048532971 9789462983007 Year: Pages: 340 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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Why do early films present the Netherlands as a country full of canals and windmills, where people wear traditional costumes and wooden shoes, while industries and modern urban life are all but absent? Where do such visual clichés come from? This study investigates the roots of this imagery in popular visual media ranging from magazines to tourist brochures, from anthropological treatises to advertising trade cards, stereoscopic photographs, picture postcards, magic lantern slide sets and films of early cinema. The book provides an in-depth study of this rich and fascinating corpus of popular visual media that has not been studied before, and the discourses that these images were meant to illustrate. This intermedial approach offers new insights into the emergence of national clichés and the study of stereotypical thinking.

Über Projektionen: Weltkarten und Weltanschauungen

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Book Series: Image ISBN: 9783839446119 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.14361/9783839446119 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH
Subject: History
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"About projections" gives insights into world maps, their ways of representation and the associated worldviews. On the one hand, the projection is presented as an ideal projection in the sense of a worldview that describes prevailing mental images, values, order principles, ways of thinking or explanatory models of the world. On the other hand, the focus is on the geometric projection that underlies world maps: every world map faces the difficulty of displaying the spherical surface in a two-dimensional plane. In a reconstruction various paradigmatic worldviews are shown on the basis of world maps. In a deconstruction, conventional ones are contrasted by alternative world maps. The wide variety of possible world maps shows that world maps do not represent a status quo, but are merely a subjective interpretation of the world at a given time, which remain subject to constant upheavals.

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