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Expérimenter le maniement des armes à la fin du Moyen

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ISBN: 9783796540622 Year: Pages: 181 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-4062-2 Language: German
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The volume presents interdisciplinary contributions that use practical experiments in order to examine historical european martial arts and the material culture of the arms of the late Middle Ages.

The Beauty of Geology: Art of Geology Mapping in China Over a Century

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ISBN: 9789811337864 Year: Pages: 119 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-3786-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences --- Arts in general
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This open access book contains a collection of rare geologic maps and figures made by Chinese geologists in the last century. Preserved in National Geological Archives of China, these artworks demonstrate the development and innovation of geological mapping technology in China in the past 100 years. The collections are highly scientific and artistic, with most of the hand-drawn maps featured with traditional Chinese painting techniques, while the newer ones being more accurate and embedded with more scientific information with the aid of computer techniques.

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Earth sciences --- Geology --- Arts

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 10: Athenian Red-Figure Column and Volute Kraters

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ISBN: 9781606066027 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Getty Publications
Subject: History of arts
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This expansive catalogue of ancient Greek painted pottery brings an important series into the digital age with a new open-access format. Cataloging some hundred thousand examples of ancient Greek painted pottery held in collections around the world, the authoritative Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Corpus of Ancient Vases) is the oldest research project of the Union Acad

The Contemporary Medieval in Practice

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ISBN: 9781787354654 Year: Pages: 120 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787354654 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History
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Contemporary arts, both practice and methods, offer medieval scholars innovative ways to examine, explore, and reframe the past. Medievalists offer contemporary studies insights into cultural works of the past that have been made or reworked in the present. Creative-critical writing invites the adaptation of scholarly style using forms such as the dialogue, short essay, and the poem; these are, the authors argue, appropriate ways to explore innovative pathways from the contemporary to the medieval, and vice versa. Speculative and non-traditional, The Contemporary Medieval in Practice adapts the conventional scholarly essay to reflect its cross-disciplinary, creative subject.

Johann Gottlob von Quandt (1787−1859) Kunst fördern und ausstellen

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ISBN: 9783422981454 9783422966833 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1515/9783422981454 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History of arts --- Arts in general
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Quandt was the builder of a first Goethe memorial site, founder of the Saxon Kunstverein and pioneer for a modern art gallery in Dresden. He promoted contemporary artists and explored Old Masters. He wanted his fellow citizens to be educated by art and tirelessly contributed to it with talks, articles and exhibitions. This study highlights the bustling personality and its work in the early 19th century. Quandt's broad commitment left deep traces in German cultural life and gave the young art history significant impulses. Therefore it is worth taking a look at his biography, his written legacies, his private collection with works of such well-known names as Overbeck, Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Friedrich, Botticelli, Fra Angelico and Cranach.

Cultural Crowdfunding

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ISBN: 9781912656394 9781912656387 9781912656400 9781912656417 Year: Pages: 128 DOI: 10.16997/book38 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Sociology --- Media and communication --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general
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"This new book analyses the strategies, usages and wider implications of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platforms in the culture and communication industries that are reshaping economic, organizational and social logics. Platforms are the object of considerable hype with a growing global presence. Relying on individual contributions coordinated by social media to finance cultural production (and carry out promotional tasks) is a significant shift, especially when supported by morphing public policies, supposedly enhancing cultural diversity and accessibility. The aim of this book is to propose a critical analysis of these phenomena by questioning what follows from decisions to outsource modes of creation and funding to consumers. Drawing on research carried out within the ‘Collab’ programme backed by the French National Research Agency, the book considers how platforms are used to organize cultural labour and/or to control usages, following a logic of suggestion rather than overt injunction. Four key areas are considered: the history of crowdfunding as a system; whose interests crowdfunding may serve; the implications for digital labour and lastly crowdfunding’s interface with globalization and contemporary capitalism. The book concludes with an assessment of claims that crowdfunding can democratize culture."

Deconstructing Martial Arts

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ISBN: 9781911653035 9781911653004 9781911653011 9781911653028 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.18573/book1 Language: English
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Religion --- Philosophy --- Science (General)
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"What is the essence of martial arts? What is their place in or relationship with culture and society? Deconstructing Martial Arts analyses familiar issues and debates that arise in scholarly, practitioner and popular cultural discussions and treatments of martial arts and argues that martial arts are dynamic and variable constructs whose meanings and values regularly shift, mutate and transform, depending on the context. It argues that deconstructing martial arts is an invaluable approach to both the scholarly study of martial arts in culture and society and also to wider understandings of what and why martial arts are. Placing martial arts in relation to core questions and concerns of media and cultural studies around identity, value, orientalism, and embodiment, Deconstructing Martial Arts introduces and elaborates deconstruction as a rewarding method of cultural studies."

Cinema of Confinement

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ISBN: 9780810139220 9780810139213 9780810139237 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103110
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In this book, Thomas J. Connelly draws on a number of key psychoanalytic concepts from the works of Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Žižek, Joan Copjec, Michel Chion, and Todd McGowan to identify and describe a genre of cinema characterized by spatial confinement. Examining classic films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Rope and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, as well as current films such as Room, Green Room, and 10 Cloverfield Lane, Connelly shows that the source of enjoyment of confined spaces lies in the viewer's relationship to excess.  Cinema of Confinement offers rich insights into the appeal of constricted filmic spaces at a time when one can easily traverse spatial boundaries within the virtual reality of cyberspace.

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Arts --- Cinema --- Psychoanalysis --- space --- confinement --- Kubrik --- Hitchcock --- film

Performing Citizenship

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Book Series: Performance Philosophy ISBN: 9783319975023 Year: Pages: 318 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-97502-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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This open access book discusses how citizenship is performed today, mostly through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory. It is a compendium that includes insights from artistic and activist experimentation. Each chapter investigates a different aspect of citizenship, such as identity and belonging, rights and responsibilities, bodies and materials, agencies and spaces, and limitations and interventions. It rewrites and rethinks the many-layered concept of citizenship by emphasising the performative tensions produced by various uses, occupations, interpretations and framings.

Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime

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ISBN: 9783030194284 Year: Pages: 229 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-19428-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures --- Architecture --- Arts in general
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Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime discusses the relationship between the novel and architecture during the Fascist period in Italy (1922-1943). By looking at two profoundly diverse aesthetic phenomena within the context of the creation of a Fascist State art, Billiani and Pennacchietti argue that an effort of construction, or reconstruction, was the main driving force behind both projects: the advocated “revolution” of the novel form (realism) and that of architecture (rationalism). The book is divided into seven chapters, which in turn analyze the interconnections between the novel and architecture in theory and in practice. The first six chapters cover debates on State art, on the novel and on architecture, as well as their historical development and their unfolding in key journals of the period. The last chapter offers a detailed analysis of some important novels and buildings, which have in practice realized some of the key principles articulated in the theoretical disputes.

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