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Giottus Pictor

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ISBN: 9783205773719 Year: Pages: 631 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437157 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3987
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This represents the second volume of a three-volume undertaking. Volume I (M.V. Schwarz und P. Theis, Giottos Leben (Giotto´s life), Vienna 2004) critically examined Giotto´s biography and the corpus of his documented works. Volume 2 presents these works in their respective contexts and attempts to gather information about dating and sequence. It begins with the Arena Chapel, which is Giotto´s most extensive and best documented works. The documentation was still further improved by Michaela Zoeschg´s campaign in the archives and libraries of Padua and Venice. Some aspects of the chapel´s early history now appear in a different light. With regard to the paintings, it is possible to emphasise more strongly than before that they adress the viewer in a decidedly different way. The classic "pictures" (in Hetzer´s sense) are specially cases, whose conception is only gradually developed. The formulation of this thesis is also assisted by new insights into the sequence of work brought about the last restoration of the chapel.The second part is dedicated to those works which form the prerequisites for the imagery of the Arena Chapel. Connected to this are the decisions to identify the Isaac master with the young Giotto and date the Navicella early (confirming with the sources). On this basis, it can be shown that the early works are united in their origins in contemporary Roman painting with its late Byzantine and classicising components. Their common trait is the striving to maximise the presence of the subjects represented, which are almost deposited into the world of the viewer. Before this background, the pictorialism developed in the Arena Chapel can be recognised as a form of withdrawal: instead of being ever more present in the world of the viewer, the imgage´s subjects receive increasingly perfect pictorial worlds of their own.The third part responds to the documented fact that Giotto was active in Assisi soon after the conclusion of his work in Padua. It is, however, unclear which of the Giottesque fresco series in S. Francesco can be attributet to this phase. This provides an opportunity to go through the series and show that they reflect different phases of Giotto´s creative life, although - as in the younger pictures of the Francis legends - several layers from Giotto´s oeuvre and reception overlay each other. The Magdalene chapel is connected with Giotto´s visit to Assisi in 1308.The fourth part is dedicated to the works after the Magdalene chapel up to the Bardi chapel which, in accordance with the early us of S Croce, is dated c. 1318 - 20. It is shown how the pictorial concept changed once again - in that Giotto opened the picture spaces towards the viewer. The Badia frescos and the panels for the Ognissanti church are, among others, attributed to this phase.The fifth part deals with works after c. 1320. All architectionally framed polyptychs are assigned to this phase (including the Badia Altar, normally dated earlier). They stand in competition with Sienese followers of the Maesta and answer these latter with a design clearly bearing the imprint of cisalpine gothic. This phase of work is marked above all by competition with the Siense. In the Peruzzi chapel, once again, new pictorial concepts are worked on. Extreme openess to the viewer in one fresco (Dance of Salome) stands in contrast to another (awakening of the Drusiana), whose window effect seems to anticipate Alberti.The concluding chapter attempts to set Giotto´s work in its place within the media-landscape around 1300 and to show where he took and where he gave. The planning of the Campanile is investigated in an appendix: it can, firstly, be shown that the Sienese campanile drawing is close to Giotto´s polytych frames and painted architecture, and thus probably reproduces Giotto´s plan. Secondly, it becomes clear how far the tower, rising further after Giotto´s death with its sculptural programme, contributed to Giotto´s fame. In this way, the las

Performativitet

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics ISBN: 9789176350478 9789176350447 9789176350454 9789176350461 Year: Pages: 138 DOI: 10.16993/bal Language: Swedish
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: History of arts --- Arts in general
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"What does performativity signify? And what does it mean to speak of something as being performative? Aiming to clarify and critically highlight an important but sometimes elusive concept, this book consists of five chapters, each addressing a concrete situation of interpretation. By highlighting artworks and images from different historical periods and contexts, the authors show how performativity might be a versatile and useful concept for interpretations of images. The purpose is to convey the critical potential of the concept as it is activated in relation to different objects of study.
The book is primarily addressed to students of art history and others who take an interest in questions of visuality and visual practices. Offering not only a theoretical understanding of the concept, it strives to point out ways and possibilities of the practical use of performativity.
This book constitutes the first volume of Theoretical Applications in Art History, which forms part of the series Basic Readings in Culture and Aesthetics. Its editors, Malin Hedlin Hayden and Mårten Snickare, are professors of art history at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University.

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Intimate Bureaucracies

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ISBN: 9780615612034 Year: Pages: 60 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0005.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Media and communication
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Intimate Bureaucracies is a history from the future looking backward at our present moment as a turning point. Our systems of organization and control appear unsustainable and brutal, and we are feeling around in the dark for alternatives. Using experiments in social organization in downtown New York City, and other models of potential alternative social organizations, this manifesto makes a call to action to study and build socio poetic systems. One alternative system, the Occupy movement, has demands and goals beyond the specific historical moment and concerns. This short book/manifesto suggests that the organization and communication systems of Occupying encampments represent important necessities, models, goals, and demands, as well as an intimate bureaucracy that is a paradoxical mix of artisanal production, mass-distribution techniques, and a belief in the democratizing potential of social media.

Andere Blicke

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ISBN: 9783205789529 Year: Pages: 362 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_453609 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 69
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The ‘pictorial turn’ has had significant impact on the human, cultural, religious and social sciences since the middle of the 1990s; theory construction has been primarily oriented towards the western world. This is why one of the primary aims of this volume is the enlargement of theory construction by a different point of view – the Balkan and the Near Eastern one. The central research question of the thesis is that photography opened the door to the visual culture of the West.

At Face Value and Beyond

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Book Series: Image ISBN: 9783837629545 9783839429549 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101249
Subject: Media and communication
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How to account for the peculiar attraction of certain photos? How to deal with the specific use of images in particular contexts? Monika Schwärzler presents a variety of photographic case studies exploring visual phenomena from the point of view of media analysis as well as from sociological, aesthetic, and psychoanalytic perspectives. The topics range from a new reading of Thomas Struth’s street photographs to CERN photos with their charged rhetoric, from the assault of photographic close-ups to speculations on an anonymous slide collection featuring a woman with an ever-present white handbag. The book is intended for an audience receptive to the analytical appeal of images, prepared to go beyond what can be taken at face value.

Architekturzeichnungen der deutschen Renaissance: Funktion und Bildlichkeit zeichnerischer Produktion 1500–1650

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ISBN: 9783946198048 9783946198079 9783946198055 9783946198062 Year: Pages: 410 DOI: 10.16994/bac Language: German
Publisher: Modern Academic Publishing
Subject: Architecture --- Arts in general --- History of arts
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ation such as the registry, the library, and the armoury, but also in the Cabinet of Curiosities, or in the architect’s personal archive. Even with only a small number of known approaches theorizing architectural drawings and design practices during the 16th century, it is possible to reveal a broad influence on drawing theories, especially by perspective treatises and the so-called »Visier- und Messkunst« (measuring).
Reconstructing the various places of producing, collecting, displaying, and studying architectural drawings shows that architectural drawings were a crucial part in cultural processes of understanding, organizing, and dealing with the built environment.

Roman Charity

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Book Series: Image ISBN: 9783839432846 9783837632842 Year: Pages: 430 DOI: 10.14361/9783839432846 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Arts in general
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»Roman Charity« investigates the iconography of the breastfeeding daughter from the perspective of queer sexuality and erotic maternity. The volume explores the popularity of a topic that appealed to early modern observers for its eroticizing shock value, its ironic take on the concept of Catholic »charity«, and its implied critique of patriarchal power structures. It analyses why early modern viewers found an incestuous, adult breastfeeding scene »good to think with« and aims at expanding and queering our notions of early modern sexuality. Jutta Gisela Sperling discusses the different visual contexts in which »Roman Charity« flourished and reconstructs contemporary horizons of expectation by reference to literary sources, medical practice, and legal culture.

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