Astrology through History Interpreting the Stars from Ancient Mesopotamia to the PresentAstrology through History Interpreting the Stars from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present

... came from a book by astrologer and theosophist Alan Leo, The Art of Synthesis (1912). The Art of Synthesis is divided into chapters on each planet, ...

Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440851438


Page: 401

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Alphabetically arranged entries cover the history of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the 21st century. In addition to surveying the Western tradition, the book explores Islamic, Indian, East Asian, and Mesoamerican astrology. • Provides alphabetically arranged reference entries that delineate the historical and cultural significance of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the present • Directs direct users to additional sources of information via entry bibliographies • Offers sidebars offer additional facts from primary source documents • Incorporates a timeline to help readers to place astrological developments in chronological context • Features an introductory essay for a narrative overview of the history of astrology, priming readers on its cultural relevance

Resonances of the RajResonances of the Raj

The Art of Synthesis (1912). Reprint, Barzun Press, 2008 ... 'Ideals of Indian Music II: The Art of Improvisation', Sunday Statesman, 22 September 1935. ——.

Author: Nalini Ghuman

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780199314898


Page: 345

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During the century of British rule of the Indian subcontinent known as the British Raj, the rulers felt the significant influence of their exotic subjects. Resonances of the Raj examines the ramifications of the intertwined and overlapping histories of Britain and India on English music in the last fifty years of the colonial encounter, and traces the effects of the Raj on the English musical imagination. Conventional narratives depict a one-way influence of Britain on India, with the 'discovery' of Indian classical music occurring only in the post-colonial era. Drawing on new archival sources and approaches in cultural studies, author Nalini Ghuman shows that on the contrary, England was both deeply aware of and heavily influenced by India musically during the Indian-British colonial encounter. Case studies of representative figures, including composers Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst, and Maud MacCarthy, an ethnomusicologist and performer of the era, integrate music directly into the cultural history of the British Raj. Ghuman thus reveals unexpected minglings of peoples, musics and ideas that raise questions about 'Englishness', the nature of Empire, and the fixedness of identity. Richly illustrated with analytical music examples and archival photographs and documents, many of which appear here in print for the first time, Resonances of the Raj brings fresh hearings to both familiar and little-known musics of the time, and reveals a rich and complex history of cross-cultural musical imaginings which leads to a reappraisal of the accepted historiographies of both British musical culture and of Indo-Western fusion.

Music and Empire in Britain and IndiaMusic and Empire in Britain and India

According to Raymond Head, he had found the inspiration for this work mainly in Alan Leo's The Art of Synthesis (1912). Leo was a Theosophist, ...

Author: Bob van der Linden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137311641


Page: 219

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Music has been neglected by imperial historians, but this book shows that music is an essential aspect of identity formation and cross-cultural exchange. It explores the ways in which rational, moral, and aesthetic motives underlying the institutionalization of "classical" music converged and diverged in Britain and India from 1880-1940.

The Language of the StarsThe Language of the Stars

Alan Leo, The Art of Synthesis (1912) includes Leo's interpretation of Steiner's horoscope (see endnote 41 above). 233. See R. Frieling, The Gospel Trigons ...

Author: Hermann Beckh

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781912230532


Page: 600

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‘Astrology is a concern of the Christ and the work of Michael.’ – Hermann Beckh During the brief window between the two World Wars, the Rev. Prof. Hermann Beckh led research at The Christian Community Seminary in Stuttgart. In those precious years he published on music, the gospels and the ancient Mysteries. By 1930, in his Contributions to the Priests’ Newsletter, he had produced the most far-reaching account of the cosmic order ever written. The typescript of this great work was destined to gather dust in the Berlin Archiv, however, until it was discovered in recent years. Published here for the first time, it is the crowning masterpiece to Beckh’s Collected Works. The translated and annotated text is accompanied by Rudolf Frieling’s in-depth application of Beckh’s principles of the cosmic starry order to the Creed of The Christian Community, and by a number of appreciations and relevant book reviews. Through ever-deepening meditation guided by Rudolf Steiner, and his vast knowledge of Tibetan, Sanskrit, Pali and Avestan sacred texts – scarcely to be equalled in Europe at the time – Beckh came to the first-hand realization that human and cosmic life was ordered. He perceived directly that this cosmic order was: good, as originating from the World-Will; true, as from World-Thinking; and beautiful, as from World-Feeling. All three could be personally experienced in disciplined consciousness that could enter dream, sleep and pre-natal life. This, then, was Beckh’s method and inspiration, as shown in this extraordinary work. ‘The time will come when Beckh’s “Christened” star-knowledge, which signifies a basic overturning of today’s decadent astrology, will be appreciated for its significance.’ – August Pauli

D H Lawrence Music and ModernismD H Lawrence Music and Modernism

... role in The Planets: he emphasises the influence of Alan Leo's book The Art of Synthesis (1912) and of Holst's association with George R.S. Mead, ...

Author: Susan Reid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030049997


Page: 243

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This first book-length study of D. H. Lawrence’s lifelong engagement with music surveys his extensive musical interests and how these permeate his writing, while also situating Lawrence within a growing body of work on music and modernism. A twin focus considers the music that shaped Lawrence’s novels and poetry, as well as contemporary developments in music that parallel his quest for new forms of expression. Comparisons are made with the music of Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Wagner, and British composers, including Bax, Holst and Vaughan Williams, and with the musical writings of Forster, Hardy, Hueffer (Ford), Nietzsche and Pound. Above all, by exploring Lawrence and music in historical context, this study aims to open up new areas for study and a place for Lawrence within the field of music and modernism.

The Use of Classical Art and Literature by Victorian Painters 1860 1912The Use of Classical Art and Literature by Victorian Painters 1860 1912

Creating Continuity with the Traditions of High Art Rosemary J. Barrow ... In
nineteenth - century Britain , artists continue to represent myth as articulated
within the Greco - Roman synthesis of Ovid , but the subjects chosen tend to
eschew the ...

Author: Rosemary J. Barrow


ISBN: UOM:39015078805531


Page: 248

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"This book explores the reception of the classical world in painting from the mid-Victorian period to the second decade of the twentieth century and centres on an examination of oil painting exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts"--Page [vii].

India in the English Musical Imagination 1890 1940India in the English Musical Imagination 1890 1940

... or any reference to heavenly bodies is entirely absent . is Yet , as Raymond
Head has so convincingly shown , Holst based his suite on The Art of Synthesis (
1912 ) , a book by Alan Leo ( 1860 - 1917 ) the most famous astrologer in Britain
at ...

Author: Anna Nalini Gwynne


ISBN: STANFORD:36105119943814


Page: 618

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Art in France 1900 1940Art in France 1900 1940

He did so in his article of summer 1912 , ' Conception and Vision ' . ... a synthesis in art that would remove painting and sculpture from too fixed an ...

Author: Christopher Green

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300099088


Page: 321

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This study sets developments within the frameworks both of their unstable social, political and intellectual world and of the official and independent institutions of art.

Alfredo Boulton and His ContemporariesAlfredo Boulton and His Contemporaries

In addition to historical writings, the volume includes newly written critical and explanatory essays by contemporary scholars, providing context and insight to these significant texts that have become constant reference points for ...

Author: Alfredo Boulton

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870707108


Page: 392

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Alfredo Boulton (1908-1995) was Venezuela's foremost cultural and aesthetic observer of the 20th century. An art critic, cultural historian and photographer, he was highly influential in the development of modernist art and discourse, and of cultural self-definition, in Venezuela and the surrounding region. Boulton's diverse contributions serve as a point of departure in this remarkable selection of art-historical and critical texts by many of the prominent Latin American thinkers of this period, figures whose works and ideas helped to shape the face of contemporary Venezuela. Through the manifestos, correspondences and critical writings of these notable voices of the day, this anthology traces Venezuela's struggle toward modernity and toward a successful, autonomous identify on the international cultural scene. In addition to historical writings, the volume includes newly written critical and explanatory essays by contemporary scholars, providing context and insight to these significant texts that have become constant reference points for generations of artists, critics and art historians.

The Art Theory of Wassily Kandinsky 1909 1928The Art Theory of Wassily Kandinsky 1909 1928

The Quest for Synthesis Christopher Short ... and applies it not only to the principles of construction in object - less art in the 1912 addition to On the ...

Author: Christopher Short

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039113992


Page: 241

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Kandinsky's theory of art has usually been treated as little more than a guide to help our understanding of his paintings. In contrast, this book attends primarily to the artist's writings on art; thus his art theory is treated on its own terms. Drawing on the diverse literature that has been written on Kandinsky's art and theory, the author demonstrates that while many different perspectives on his work have been identified, none holds the 'key' to that work. Instead, the book shows Kandinsky's method in his writings to be highly eclectic, resulting in an exciting and challenging variety of content (a description that also applies, as a postscript to the book shows, to his method in painting). Kandinsky, however, transcended this diversity and consistently sought evidence of the unity of all things: something that would be realised through his understanding of the term 'synthesis'. The book follows Kandinsky's fascinating attempts to establish synthesis (not only in art but also in other disciplines including science, mathematics, law and politics) in his key theoretical publications: On the Spiritual in Art (1911) and Point and Line to Plane (1926). The result is a new and innovative understanding of both Kandinsky's art theory and his art.

The Use of Asian Theatre for Modern Western TheatreThe Use of Asian Theatre for Modern Western Theatre

Art,” held in the Maly Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. ... a playful schoolboy, and a dying soldier (Bonch-Tomashevskii 1912–1913b, 70).

Author: Min Tian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319971780


Page: 313

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This book is a historical study of the use of Asian theatre for modern Western theatre as practiced by its founding fathers, including Aurélien Lugné-Poe, Adolphe Appia, Gordon Craig, W. B. Yeats, Jacques Copeau, Charles Dullin, Antonin Artaud, V. E. Meyerhold, Sergei Eisenstein, and Bertolt Brecht. It investigates the theories and practices of these leading figures in their transnational and cross-cultural relationship with Asian theatrical traditions and their interpretations and appropriations of the Asian traditions in their reactional struggles against the dominance of commercialism and naturalism. From the historical and aesthetic perspectives of traditional Asian theatres, it approaches this intercultural phenomenon as a (Euro)centred process of displacement of the aesthetically and culturally differentiated Asian theatrical traditions and of their historical differences and identities. Looking into the displaced and distorted mirror of Asian theatre, the founding fathers of modern Western theatre saw, in their imagination of the 'ghostly' Other, nothing but a (self-)reflection or, more precisely, a (self-)projection and emplacement, of their competing ideas and theories preconceived for the construction, and the future development, of modern Western theatre.


The Immateriality of Art Paul Thomas. Figure 3: Umberto Boccioni, Synthesis ofthe human dynamism (1912). Destroyed sculpture. In the Synthesis ofthe human ...

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783200498


Page: 146

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Nano is Greek for dwarf and the word nanotechnology ‘was first proposed in the early seventies by a Japanese engineer, Norio Taniguchi, implying a new technology that went beyond controlling materials and engineering on the micrometer scale that dominated the 20th Century’. The content for this book has been based on a self-emergent process. It explores an art historical understanding of matter and uses various hypotheses to elucidate the effects on materiality and agency as a result of the emergence of nanotechnology. The blurring of material boundaries are reflected in the establishment of a fluid organic spatial narrative in which to place ideas, propositions and concerns. A cornerstone of the book is the concept posed in the philosophical writings of Lucretius of the unpredictability of the atoms’ swerve and its formative role in the beginning of all matter, form, life and individuality. It focusses on the concepts of vibration, vitalism, life and materiality and extends the artist’s concepts of agency in relation to matter.

Music in European Thought 1851 1912Music in European Thought 1851 1912

... only an antithesis in the synthesis , and the viewer will be aware of the ... 176 we read that in a second art - form following the plastic arts there ...

Author: Bojan Buji ́c

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521230500


Page: 414

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This volume, in the series Cambridge Readings in the Literature of Music, is an anthology of original German, French and English writings from the period 1851-1912. Throughout the second half of the nineteenth century music continued to be a subject to which philosophers, psychologists, scientists and critics repeatedly addressed themselves. Some of the philosophical approaches followed the tradition of the German speculative philosophy of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Elsewhere the new 'scientific' climate of the nineteenth century left its mark on the work of scientists and psychologists interested in the impact of acoustical stimuli on the human mind or in the role of music and song in the prehistory of mankind.

Art and Artists of Twentieth century ChinaArt and Artists of Twentieth century China

... they could create a new Chinese art through a synthesis of East and West. ... 5.1 C over of Zhenx/ang Ziuafaao (1912) Gao Jianfu returned from Japan in ...

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520075566


Page: 354

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"Sullivan presents a wealth of material that has never before appeared in a Western language. I expect it will be the standard book on twentieth-century Chinese art for the foreseeable future."--Julia F. Andrews, author of "Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China" "A most sympathetic and useful guide to twentieth-century Chinese art. Long the leading scholar on the subject, Professor Sullivan has presented a lucid account of a most dramatic chapter in Chinese art in a complex interplay of aesthetics, politics, cultural, and social history."--Wen C. Fong, Princeton University "So much of China's art in the twentieth century has to do with artistic (and political) ideas from the West that is is appropriate that one of its first comprehensive histories should be written by a Western scholar--especially one who has known personally many of China's leading artistic figures of the last fifty years. Not only does Professor Sullivan tell the complex story of twentieth century China art with lucidity and style, his learned text is also illuminated with witty anecdotes and incisive observations that can only come from an indsider."--Johnson Chang (Chang Tson-zung), Director, Hanart Tz Gallery, Hong Kong

The Mir Iskusstva Group and Russian Art 1898 1912The Mir Iskusstva Group and Russian Art 1898 1912

71 " Synthesis , " used in this broad way , was the primary quality of a great deal
of the art which appealed to the Mir iskusstva group . Not only avowedly
Symbolist artists , but others who made a graphic " synthesis of impressions "
were highly ...

Author: Janet Kennedy

Publisher: Garland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015016859517


Page: 390

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Almost since its inception the Russian art journal "Mir iskusstva" ("The World of art") has been recognized as the symbolic opening fo a new period in Russian art. The journal was published in St. Petersburg from the end of 1898 through 1904. It was the work of a small group of friends, some of them artists and some dilettantes of the arts. Among the artists who took an active part in the publication of "Mir iskusstva" were Alexandre Benois, Konstantin Somov, Evgenii Lansere, Leon Bakst, Mstislav Dobuzhinskii, and Igor Grabar. Other personalities, equally important in the founding and production of "Mir iskusstva", were Sergei Diaghilev, Dmitrii Filosofov, Alfred Nourok, and Walter Nouvel--each of whom had a special interest in some area of art, music, literature, or the theater.--Introduction.

Laban AristotleLaban Aristotle

... of unity and coherence in a work of art; synthesis, according to Wagner, 'expresses the subtlest nuances of the poetry of life' (Huntly 1912: 82).

Author: Kiki Selioni


ISBN: 9791220240529


Page: 224

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The focus of this book rests on an investigation into the links between Laban and Aristotle and aims at proposing a new approach to movement training for the actor. In contrast to the standard Platonic reading, Laban’s development is best understood through the conceptual framework of Aristotle. This not only provides a more secure theoretical approach, but a practical one as well, which establishes the art of movement as a science. This investigation intends to establish Laban’s philosophical foundation upon a reading of Aristotle’s Poetics, and in particular, on the reading of the Poetics by contemporary Greek philosopher Stelios Ramfos in his two-volume book ΜIΜΗΣΙΣ ΕΝΑΝΤΙΟΝ ΜΟΡΦΗΣ Ἐξήγησις είς το Περί Ποιητικής τοῦ Ἀριστοτέλους (MIMESIS VERSUS FORM Exegesis about Aristotle’s Poetics) (1991-1992). What is significant about Stelios Ramfos’ exegesis is that he attempts an analysis and interpretation of the concepts of the Poetics in terms of theatre performance. Ιt is this emphasis on performance that makes the task I have embarked upon possible. The discussion will serve as a critical framework that will propose a new way of applying Laban’s movement concepts to the movement training for actors in practice. The research methodology is also practical. I will therefore also develop and present a performance that attempts to apply Laban’s terms, as these are discussed, in relation to Aristotle, and in relation to the new methodology as well as a syllabus of practical classes addressing actor movement training in both kinaesthesia and characterization. The ultimate goal of the project is to contribute an approach that can inform the way Laban’s concepts are taught and provide suggestions for structuring technical movement classes for actors.

Ireland 1912 1985Ireland 1912 1985

Synthesis thus becomes even more emphati| J.G.A. Pocock , ' Introduction : the state of the art ' , in J.G.A. Pocock , Virtue , commerce and history ...

Author: Joseph J. Lee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521266483


Page: 754

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Assessing the relative importance of British influence and of indigenous impulses in shaping an independent Ireland, this book identifies the relationship between personality and process in determining Irish history.

Juan GrisJuan Gris

Whitechapel Art Gallery. which was irrcsistable) pcriodized the history of Cubism in terms of pre-1912 Analysis and post-1912 Synthesis2'.

Author: Christopher Green

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300053746


Page: 311

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This book presents a study of Juan Gris and Cubism. It is published to coincide with an exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London on 18th September."