Writing Art and ArchitectureWriting Art and Architecture

Architecture has to be present. While the need is obvious, the question of architecture's image still prevails. Moreover, any answer, while it may appear pragmatic is inescapably bound up with theoretical concerns.

Author: Andrew Benjamin

Publisher: re.press

ISBN: 9780980668377


Page: 167

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In his new book, the eminent philosopher Andrew Benjamin turns his attention to architecture, design, sculpture, painting and writing. Drawing predominantly on a European tradition of modern philosophical criticism running from the German Romantics through Walter Benjamin and beyond, he offers a sequence of strong meditations on a diverse ensemble of works and themes: on the library and the house, on architectural theory, on Rachel Whiteread, Peter Eisenman, Anselm Kiefer, Peter Nielson, David Hawley, Terri Bird, Elizabeth Presa and others.In Benjamin¿s hands, criticism is bound up with judgment. Objects of criticism always become more than mere documents. These essays dissolve the prejudices that have determined our relation to aesthetic objects and to thought, releasing in their very care and attentiveness to the `objects themselves¿ the unexpected potentialities such objects harbour. In his sensitivity to what he calls `the particularity of material events¿, Benjamin¿s writing comes to exemplify new possibilities for the contemporary practice of criticism itself.These essays are a major contribution to critical thought about art and architecture today, and a genuine work of what Benjamin himself identifies as a `materialist aesthetics¿.

The Art and Architecture of Academic WritingThe Art and Architecture of Academic Writing

The Art and Architecture of Academic Writing has been created to address the specialized challenges of students whose first language is not English. The book builds on the premise that becoming a writer is not unlike becoming an artist.

Author: Patricia Prinz

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260772


Page: 299

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This book is a bridge to confident academic writing for advanced non-native English users. It emphasizes depth over breadth through mastery of core writing competencies and strategies which apply to most academic disciplines and genres. Tailored to students in EMI programs, the content was piloted and revised during a longitudinal writing study. The innovative approach prepares students to write for the academic community through the dual lenses of Art (developing a writer’s voice through choices in language, style, and topics) and Architecture (mastering norms of academic language, genre, and organization.) The user-friendly text maximizes time for writing practice and production by avoiding lengthy readings. Part 1 builds skills and confidence in writing by focusing on assignments that do not require research. Part 2 applies newly mastered principles, skills, and strategies to research-based writing. Students learn to incorporate thesis, research, and evidence into a process for academic writing by following the AWARE framework (Arranging to write, Writing, Assessing, Revising, and Editing.)

Experiencing Art and ArchitectureExperiencing Art and Architecture

She is also an extraordinary writer, a writer who has the ability to describe the experience of art vividly and who ... Writing about art and architecture, Iliescu fashions a poetical prose which mirrors the art that it describes.

Author: Sanda Iliescu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000538670


Page: 240

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In this multidisciplinary book, Sanda Iliescu articulates a rich, multi-faceted approach to the aesthetic experience. Through in-depth discussions of her own lived encounters with art, architecture, and the world around her, she advocates a way of looking that blends sensory perception, formal analysis, social and political consciousness, and personal memory. Focusing special attention on the aesthetic concept of the figure-ground problem, the author challenges this foundational principle’s presumed hierarchies and shows how a new and more dynamic understanding of it can enhance our way of looking at and understanding art and architecture. Works discussed in the book include a wide range of contemporary and historic art and architecture, among them artworks by Rembrandt, Matisse, Eva Hesse, and David Hammons; architecture by Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor, and Weiss/Manfredi; and non-Western works such as a thirteenth-century Chinese vase and the Ryōanji dry garden in Kyoto, Japan. Personal and engaging, this book is for a wide audience of those practicing, studying, or with an interest in the creative fields, from beginners to seasoned professionals.

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and ArchitectureThe Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

This professional self-consciousness was not simply made manifest in writing but was also crucially shaped by it. ... self-awareness takes in all texts on art and architecture is the proud proclamation of one's achievements.

Author: Clemente Marconi

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780199783304


Page: 710

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This handbook explores key aspects of art and architecture in ancient Greece and Rome. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars of various generations, nationalities, and backgrounds, it discusses Greek and Roman ideas about art and architecture, as expressed in both texts and images, along with the production of art and architecture in the Greek and Roman world.

The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and ArchitectureThe Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture

In the two decades that had elapsed between their writing and this revision, many changes and developments in art and architecture and in Christianity now need to be addressed. During this interval, popular interest in arts of all kinds ...

Author: Tom Devonshire Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199680276


Page: 654

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"First published as: The Oxford companion to Christian art and architecture in 1996 by Oxford University Press." --T.p. verso.

Frontiers of Islamic Art and ArchitectureFrontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture

Much like the filming of Jackson Pollock's drip paintings—or any other example from modernism's history of “mechanical inscriptions of movement”53— mi{y ̧r al-¥ur¢f have the effect of dividing the movements of writing into units that ...

Author: Gülru Neci̇poğlu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004173279


Page: 395

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"Muqarnas" is sponsored by The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. In "Muqarnas" articles are being published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.

Art and Architecture for Congregational WorshipArt and Architecture for Congregational Worship

In reality, however, the only thing that an artist, architect, composer, writer, or liturgist can do is create something that has the potential of becoming sacred. In a spiritual context, a sacred experience has a transformative effect ...

Author: Richard S. Vosko

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814684955


Page: 248

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A deep strain of tribal politics is dividing societies around the globe. Organized religions are also coping with scandals, disappointments, and polarizing ideologies. The history of Christianity reveals that such frictions deeply wound the church. Fr. Richard S. Vosko recognizes that liturgical buildings are metaphorical expressions of the people of God. He proposes, in a relational way, that when all physical and psychological boundaries in a place of worship are removed people will discover a common ground. Building on theological foundations and design principles, Vosko envisions what an egalitarian “servant church” can look like. In a bold but thoughtful manner, he presents progressive insights into the fields of church art and architecture.

Contamination and Purity in Early Modern Art and ArchitectureContamination and Purity in Early Modern Art and Architecture

To cite just one example, they were fundamental to the visual arts' – and principally painting's – claim to belong among ... Battista Paggi would write that no artist should stain 'their hands [by touching] paint,' but that if they did, ...

Author: Daniel M. Zolli

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048541003


Page: 368

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The concepts of purity and contamination preoccupied early modern Europeans fundamentally, structuring virtually every aspect of their lives, not least how they created and experienced works of art and the built environment. In an era that saw a great number of objects and people in motion, the meteoric rise of new artistic and building technologies, and religious upheaval exert new pressures on art and its institutions, anxieties about the pure and the contaminated - distinctions between the clean and unclean, sameness and difference, self and other, organization and its absence - took on heightened importance. In this series of geographically and methodologically wide-ranging essays, thirteen leading historians of art and architecture grapple with the complex ways that early modern actors negotiated these concerns, covering topics as diverse as Michelangelo's unfinished sculptures, Venetian plague hospitals, Spanish-Muslim tapestries, and emergency currency. The resulting volume offers surprising new insights into the period and into the modern disciplinary routines of art and architectural history.

Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and PerformanceIssues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance

'Architecture-Writing', my own particular theme, explores the new ways of writing architectural criticism produced when criticism is considered a form of critical practice. Discussions in art criticism concerning art-writing have begun ...

Author: Judith Rugg

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501628


Page: 183

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To stay relevant, art curators must keep up with the rapid pace of technological innovation as well as the aesthetic tastes of fickle critics and an ever-expanding circle of cultural arbiters. Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance argues that, despite these daily pressures, good curating work also requires more theoretical attention. In four thematic sections, a distinguished group of contributors consider curation in light of interdisciplinary and emerging practices, examine conceptions of curation as intervention and contestation, and explore curation's potential to act as a reconsideration of conventional museum spaces. Against the backdrop of cutting-edge developments in electronic art, art/science collaboration, nongallery spaces, and virtual fields, contributors propose new approaches to curating and new ways of fostering critical inquiry. Now in paperback, this volume is an essential read for scholars, curators, and art enthusiasts alike.

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and ArchitectureThe Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture

Because our subjects are different, our approach to the longue durée of medieval art and architecture can be seen as ... of art and architecture allow different approaches to writing than those that apply to humans and their societies.

Author: Jennifer M. Feltman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351181105


Page: 322

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Traditional histories of medieval art and architecture often privilege the moment of a work’s creation, yet surviving works designated as "medieval" have long and expansive lives. Many have extended prehistories emerging from their sites and contexts of creation, and most have undergone a variety of interventions, including adaptations and restorations, since coming into being. The lives of these works have been further extended through historiography, museum exhibitions, and digital media. Inspired by the literary category of biography and the methods of longue durée historians, the introduction and seventeen chapters of this volume provide an extended meditation on the longevity of medieval works of art and the aspect of time as a factor in shaping our interpretations of them. While the metaphor of "lives" invokes associations with the origin of the discipline of art history, focus is shifted away from temporal constraints of a single human lifespan or generation to consider the continued lives of medieval works even into our present moment. Chapters on works from the modern countries of Italy, France, England, Spain, and Germany are drawn together here by the thematic threads of essence and continuity, transformation, memory and oblivion, and restoration. Together, they tell an object-oriented history of art and architecture that is necessarily entangled with numerous individuals and institutions.