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xxxvi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword Robert Shibley Part 1: Introduction Wolfgang F.E. Preiser, Thomas Fisher and, Andrea E. Hardy Part 2: Concepts and Processes for Future Flexibility 1. Challenges of large-scale housing in the developing world Allison Lenell Magley 2. Predesign planning for flexibility Robert G. Hershberger 3. Multi-perfomance spaces Ihab M. K. Elzeyadi 4. Mixed-use development using air rights above the JR train station at Nagoya, Japan Gen Taniguchi 5. Prospects for adaptive, inclusive design Korydon H. Smith and Beth Tauke Reflections on Part 2 Michael J. Crosbie Part 3: Rooms/Settings Scale 6. The measurement and efficiency of adaptive design strategies William Fawcett 7. Finding the balance Jeffrey L. Morgan 8. Beyond the cellular office Martin Hodulak 9. Adaptive architecture of the London Science Museum Kristin Hibbs 10. Post-occupancy evaluation of a multi-tasking environment Lindsey L. Fay 11.A construct of generosity in Navajo culture Jaclyn Roessel Reflections on Part 3 Michael J. Crosbie Part 4: Building Scale 12. Keren or center for blind children with multiple disabilities in Israel Wolfgang F.E. Preiser and Jacob J. Wilhelm 13. Omgivning Karin Liljegren and Kelly Kish 14. Strategies for planning, designing and operating adaptable facilities John P. Petronis, Faye Whittemore, and Andy L. Aguilar 15. Native meets high-tech Zane Jones 16. Building with boxes Mia L. C. Anfield Reflections on Part 4 Michael J. Crosbie Part 5: Urban Scale 17. Reappropriation of city infrastructure Andrea E. Hardy 18. Concourse to campus Una Rath and Martin Hodulak 19. An adaptive evolution from Prussian artillery barracks to intelligent campus buildings Ulrich Schramm 20. A case study on the design of the Scottish crime campus Gordon Murray 21. Multi-tasking architectural computer programs Akikazu Kato and Shiho Mori Reflections on Part 5 Michael J. Crosbie Part 6: Epilogue 22. The International Space Station David Fitts, Jennifer L. Rochlis, Mihriban Whitmore, and Alexandra Whitmire Appendix Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138647275 20171023
The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the playing field for architecture from the design of single purpose structures to the design of interacting systems of synergistically interdependent, distributed buildings. Including contributors from the US, UK, Japan, Australia, Germany and South Africa, the essays are woven into a five-part framework which provides a broad and unique treatment of this important and timely issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138647275 20171023
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
  • Introduction : AIDS 2.0
  • Silence = death
  • Gran Fury
  • Affinity
  • Epilogue : notstalgia.
Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words "Silence=Death." The graphic and the slogan still resonate widely today, the latter an anthem for AIDS activism, and are often used-and misused-to brand the entire movement, appearing in a variety of ubiquitous manifestations. Cofounder of the collective Silence=Death and member of the art collective Gran Fury, Avram Finkelstein tells the story of how his work and other protest artworks associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. In his writing about art and AIDS activism, the formation of collectives, and the political process, Finkelstein exposes us to a different side of the traditional HIV/AIDS history told twenty-five years later and offers a creative toolbox for those who want to learn how art and activism save lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520295148 20171211
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xviii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Section 1 Material Agency Professor Andrew Morrall (The Bard Graduate Centre, New York) The Power of Nature and the Agency of Art. The Unicorn Cup of Jan Vermeyen Dr Barbara Baert, Dr Hannah Iterbeke and Dr Lieve Watteeuw (KU Leuven) Late Medieval Enclosed Gardens of the Low Countries. Mixed Media, Remnant Art, Recyclage and Gender in the Low Countries (16th c. onwards) Section 2 The Power of Things Rosa M. Rodriguez Porto (University of York) Knighted by the Apostle Himself: Political Fabrication and Chivalric Artifact in Compostela, 1332 Dr Robert Maniura (Birkbeck, University of London) Agency and Miraculous Images Dr Peter Dent (University of Bristol) Agency, Beauty and the Late Medieval Sculptural Encounter Section 3 Objects as Social Agents Dr Leah Clark (The Open University) Dispersal, Exchange and the Culture of Things in Fifteenth-century Italy Dr Alexander Lee (University of Warwick) Michelangelo, Tommaso de' Cavalieri and the Agency of the Gift-Drawing Dr Jaya Remond (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) Distributing Durer in the Netherlands: Gifts, Prints, and the Mediation of Fame in the Early Sixteenth Century Section 4 Agency of Physical Manipulations Professor Wim Francois (KU Leuven) The Early Modern Bible between Material Book and Immaterial Word Dr Karen Eileen Overbey (Tufts University) and Dr Jennifer Borland (Oklahoma State University) Diagnostic Performance and Diagrammatic Manipulation in the Physician's Folding Almanacs Dr Jack Hartnell (Columbia University) Surgical Saws and Cutting Edge Agency Professor Jacqueline E. Jung (Yale University) The Boots of Saint Hedwig: Thoughts on the Limits of the Agency of Things.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054226 20171204
This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things: objects that were collected, exchanged, held in hand, carried on a body, assembled, cared for or pawned. Through a series of case studies set in various geographic locations, this volume examines a rich variety of systems throughout Europe and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054226 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 191 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Table of Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Opening the Space Between: Antebellum American Pendant Paintings Chapter 1 Putting the "Rip" in Rip Van Winkle: Historical Absence in John Quidor's Companion Paintings Chapter 2 Taking a Contemplative Look: Visual Devotion in Thomas Cole's Departure and Return Chapter 3 The Missing Pacific: The Expeditionary Blank in Titian Ramsay Peale's Kilauea Landscapes Epilogue After the Antebellum: Pendants during the Civil War and Postbellum Era Works Cited.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472475589 20171106
Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking marks the first sustained study of pendant paintings: discrete images designed as a pair. It opens with a broad overview that anchors the form in the medieval diptych, religious history, and aesthetic theory and explores its cultural and historical resonance in the 19th-century United States. Three case studies examine how antebellum American artists used the pendant format in ways revelatory of their historical moment and the aesthetic and cultural developments in which they partook. The case studies on John Quidor's Rip Van Winkle and His Companions at the Inn Door of Nicholas Vedder (1839) and The Return of Rip Van Winkle (1849) and Thomas Cole's Departure and Return (1837) shed new light on canonical antebellum American artists and their practices. The chapter on Titian Ramsay Peale's Kilauea by Day and Kilauea by Night (1842) presents new material that pushes the geographical boundaries of American art studies toward the Pacific Rim. The book contributes to American art history the study of a characteristic but as yet overlooked format and models for the discipline a new and productive framework of analysis focused on the fundamental yet complex way images work back and forth with one another.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xx, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Towards a First Syllogism 2. Towards a Second Syllogism 3. Fashionable Illusions 4. The Object as Subject: These are not Binoculars 5. Skeletal Apotheosis of the Human Body 6. Complexities and Developments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138201170 20171106
The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years. It considers the body as a source of architectural and artistic representation and in doing so explores the results of such practices in colossal sculptures and architectural praxis within a philosophical discourse of space, time and media. Architectural Colossi and the Human Body discusses the role of Platonic and Cartesian philosophy and how philosophers such as Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, and theoreticians such as Frascari and Pallasmaa, have seen, described and analysed the human body and the role of architecture and perception. Drawing upon three key case studies and by employing theoretical ideas of Venturi and others, this book will provide an understanding of the role of anthromorphism and the relation and use of the human body with reference to selected architects and artists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138201170 20171106
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvii, 160 pages ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ix, 236 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • IntroductionChapter 1. Restoring Pedagogic Work to the Incipience and Immanence of Learning: Disobedient Pedagogies Chapter 2. Spinoza and the Challenge of Building a Life Chapter 3. The Force of Art and Learning: Building a LifeChapter 4. Whitehead's AdventureChapter 5. Ethics and Politics in Pedagogic WorkChapter 6. Becoming in the MiddleChapter 7. The Force of ArtChapter 8. Pedagogy and Events of DisobedienceChapter 9. Pedagogic Work: An Ethics of Building a Life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319626383 20171106
This book explores art practice and learning as processes that break new ground, through which new perceptions of self and world emerge. Examining art practice in educational settings where emphasis is placed upon a pragmatics of the `suddenly possible', Atkinson looks at the issues of ethics, aesthetics, and politics of learning and teaching. These learning encounters drive students beyond the security of established patterns of learning into new and modified modes of thinking, feeling, seeing, and making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319626383 20171106
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
181 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction, 1. The Role of the Critic 2. A History of Arts Criticism 3. Preparation and Research 4. Writing the Review: Part One 5. Writing the Review: Part Two 6. The Impact of Criticism 7. Legal and Ethical Boundaries 8. Everyone's a Critic 9. Breaking into the Business 10. The New Reviewer: Making it Pay, Conclusion, Index ã .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138675124 20171204
Arts Reviewing: A Practical Guide is an accessible introduction to the world of arts criticism. Drawing on professional expertise and a range of cultural reviews from music, film, theatre, visual arts, television and books, Andy Plaice discusses different approaches to arts criticism, with tips on crafting great reviews. Chapters explore: * a brief history of arts criticism; * researching and preparing for an assignment; * legal and ethical boundaries when reviewing; * finding your own writing style; * starting and sustaining a career in arts criticism in the digital age. The book is underpinned by over 20 interviews with leading practitioners from across Britain, America and Australia. They offer fascinating insights into the life of a critic, including their best and worst career moments and the debates impacting the field of arts criticism. Interviewees include Neil McCormick, rock critic at the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian theatre critic Lyn Gardner and television critic Mark Lawson (BBC/ the Guardian). New approaches to reviewing techniques and writing style are combined with real-world advice from leading professionals in the field, making this book an ideal resource for students and graduates of journalism, cultural studies and media studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138675124 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • 1 Aural architecture in Jerusalem, Rome, Constantinople, and Alexandria Peter Jeffery 2 The great outdoors: liturgical encounters with the early medieval Armenian church Christina Maranci 3 Byzantine chant notation: written documents in an aural tradition Christian Troelsgard 4 Understanding liturgy in the Byzantine liturgical commentaries Walter D. Ray 5 Christ's all-seeing eye in the dome Ravinder S. Binning 6 Transfigured: mosaic and liturgy at Nea Moni Lora Webb 7 We who musically represent the cherubim Laura Steenberge 8 Spatiality, embodiment and agency in ekphraseis of church buildings Ruth Webb 9 Acoustics of Hagia Sophia: a scientific approach to the humanities and sacred space Wieslaw Woszczyk 10 Live auralization of Cappella Romana at the Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University Jonathan S. Abel and Kurt James Werner.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472485151 20170821
Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this multidisciplinary collection of ten essays explores the intersection of liturgy, acoustics, and art in the churches of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Rome and Armenia, and reflects on the role digital technology can play in re-creating aspects of the sensually rich performance of the divine word. Engaging the material fabric of the buildings in relationship to the liturgical ritual, the book studies the structure of the rite, revealing the important role chant plays in it, and confronts both the acoustics of the physical spaces and the hermeneutic system of reception of the religious services. By then drawing on audio software modelling tools in order to reproduce some of the visual and aural aspects of these multi-sensory public rituals, it inaugurates a synthetic approach to the study of the premodern sacred space, which bridges humanities with exact sciences. The result is a rich contribution to the growing discipline of sound studies and an innovative convergence of the medieval and the digital.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472485151 20170821
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • * Introduction: Architecture in Transition: Germany's Avant-garde before the First World I and the Weimar Republic * Bruno Taut: Before the War * Bruno Taut: War Years Resistance * Bruno Taut: Leading the Avant-garde * Walter Gropius: Career Beginnings * Walter Gropius: War Service on the Western Front * Walter Gropius: Rise to Prominence * Erich Mendelsohn: Born Revolutionary * Erich Mendelsohn: The War Years * Erich Mendelsohn: After the War * Hans Scharoun: Bremen and Berlin * Hans Scharoun: On the Eastern Front * Hans Scharoun: The Interwar Years * Art and the Revolution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138101609 20171127
Between 1918 and 1933 the German interwar avant-garde was a primary force driving European cultural innovation and modernism. These innovations continue to influence artistic practice, theory, and arts education today, thus making a comprehensive study of the relationship between individual war experience and the immediate response of avant-garde architects after the war all the more important. The Break with the Past pursues several important, interrelated questions. What were the disparate war experiences of German architects and did they have different effects on Weimar cultural production? Did political orientation play a part in support for the war? In aesthetic choices? What changes occurred in avant-garde architectural practice after 1918? How do they compare with pre-war positions and practices and expectations for post-war outcomes? In order to address these questions, the book uses individual case studies of four leading architects, Bruno Taut, Walter Gropius, Erich Mendelsohn, and Hans Scharoun. This is a valuable resource of academics and students in the areas of art and architecture history, German history and Cultural Studies, European Culture and Modernism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138101609 20171127
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 275 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 164 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Table of Contents List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1 The Exceptionality of the Human Spirit The Human Exception Natural Aesthetics Origin and Language Nature Created in Man's Image To Have and Have Not Part 2 The Animal and the Image Introduction: Discourse and Imagicity Condillac and Animal Imagination Rousseau and the Noble Visual Diderot's Suspicion A Concluding Note Part 3 Art and Evolution Introduction: Darwin's Century The Subjective and the Objective The Crisis of Symbolism and the Violent Other Evolution of the Species and the Creative Sentiment Nietzsche Part 4 The Poetic Lie The Primitive Origin of Art Gaze and the Invisible The World of Abstraction and the Revolution of the Beasts Dream, Debauchery, Myth Part 5 Conclusion: The Modern Other Animalization of Art The Formalist World of Creation The Surrealist Solutions The Animal Itself Afterword Bibliography Index Table of Contents List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1 The Exceptionality of the Human Spirit The Human Exception Natural Aesthetics Origin and Language Nature Created in Man's Image To Have and Have Not Part 2 The Animal and the Image Introduction: Discourse and Imagicity Condillac and Animal Imagination Rousseau and the Noble Visual Diderot's Suspicion A Concluding Note Part 3 Art and Evolution Introduction: Darwin's Century The Subjective and the Objective The Crisis of Symbolism and the Violent Other Evolution of the Species and the Creative Sentiment Nietzsche Part 4 The Poetic Lie The Primitive Origin of Art Gaze and the Invisible The World of Abstraction and the Revolution of the Beasts Dream, Debauchery, Myth Part 5 Conclusion: The Modern Other Animalization of Art The Formalist World of Creation The Surrealist Solutions The Animal Itself Afterword Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054264 20171017
This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its focus on the concept of the animal, rather than on images of animals, and it aims towards a theoretical account of the connections between the notions of art and animality in the modern age. Roni Gren's book spans various disciplines, such as art theory, art history, animal studies, modernism, postmodernism, posthumanism, philosophy, and aesthetics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054264 20171017
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 236 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Editor's Introduction [Temenuga Trifonova] 1. The Event That Cannot (Not) Happen [Adrian Ivakhiv] 2. Sublimity and the Dialectic of Horror and Spirituality [Paul Coates] 3. The Popular Sublime and the Notional Sublime [James Kirwan] 4. Of Fake and Real Sublimes [Temenuga Trifonova] 5. 'Black and Glittering': The Inscrutable Sublime [Barbara Stafford] 6. Uncertainty Prone to Vulgarity [Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe] 7. Recentering The Sublime: Cognitive and Neuropsychological Approaches [Elizabeth Oldfather] 8. Flow, Freedom, and the Gamified Sublime [Lyuba Encheva] 9. The Ambiguity Effects of the Techno-Sublime [Ksenia Fedorova] 10. From Diagrams to Deities: Evoking the Cosmological Sublime [Hannah Goodwin] 11. Feeling Not at Home in the 21st Century World: The Sublime in Contemporary Environmental Aesthetics [Sandra Shapshay] 12. The Sublime in Environmental Photography [Damian Sutton] 13. Magnificent Disasters: Sublime Landscapes in Post-Millennial Cinema [Stella Hockenhull] 14. Psychedelia and the History of the Chemical Sublime [Joseph Gabriel] 15. The Birds and the Bees: The Gendering of the Sublime [Bill Beckley].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138237728 20171017
In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to its postmodern redefinition as an 'event' (temporal), from its conceptualization in terms of our failure to 'cognitively map' the decentered global network of capital or the rhizomatic structure of the post-metropolis (spatial), to its neurophenomenological redefinition in terms of the new temporality of presence produced by network/real time (temporal). This volume explores the place of the sublime in contemporary culture and the aesthetic, cultural, and political values coded in it. It offers a map of the contemporary sublime in terms of the limits-cinematic, cognitive, neurophysiological, technological, or environmental-of representation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138237728 20171017
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xviii, 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Part 1: Rethinking modernity 1. Towards a purposeful disequilibrium 2. A fool's paradise 3. Contingent criticality 4. Interrogative scholarship Part 2: The idea of architecture 5. Architecture and the idea of agreement 6. The doer and the thinker 7. Architecture as co-making 8. Vaastu and the enfolding order Part 3: On Praxis 9. Le Corbusier - Polemical, poetical and existential 10. Analogues of architecture 11. Romaldo Giurgola - The reluctant master 12. Cultural heritage and its global representation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690806 20171211
Written over four decades, Critiquing the Modern in Architecture is a collection of essays exploring the ideological and metaphysical core of modern architecture. Author Jaimini Mehta moves architectural modernism from its primarily Eurocentric definition, interrogating the subject from the perspective on a non-western thought-world. Mehta groups his essays under three key themes: "Rethinking Modernity" explores the ideological underpinnings of the modernity/modernism binary; "The Idea of Architecture" looks at a number of issues that constitute the timeless and the invariable aspects of architecture against which the prevalent modernist discourse can be critically evaluated; and "On Praxis" looks at three contemporary architects work and at one recent representation of the 16th century Indian site Fatehpur Sikri. Providing a new view of the modern in architecture, this book is critical reading for architectural theorists and scholars of modernism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690806 20171211
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxv, 225 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Design Anthropology brings together leading international design theorists, consultants and anthropologists to explore the changing object culture of the 21st century. Decades ago, product designers used basic market research to fine-tune their designs for consumer success. Today the design process has been radically transformed, with the user center-stage in the design process. From design ethnography to culture probing, innovative designers are employing anthropological methods to elicit the meanings rather than the mere form and function of objects. This important volume provides a fascinating exploration of the issues facing the shapers of our increasingly complex material world. The text features case studies and investigations covering a diverse range of academic disciplines. From IKEA and anti-design to erotic twenty-first-century needlework and online interior decoration, the book positions itself at the intersections of design, anthropology, material culture, architecture, and sociology"-- Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxvi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Olfactory art
  • Representing smell
  • Smellscape design and monitoring
  • Retail, scent and service design
  • Smell learning environments
  • Historic and theatrical smellscapes
  • Smell capture, distillation and diffusion.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvii, 194 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Table of contents: Introduction: New Insights into Barocci's Senigallia Entombment and Suggestions on his Late Workshop Practice Babette Bohn and Judith Mann From Altar to Hearth: Barocci and the Brancaleoni of Piobbico Carol Plazzotta Just what is it that makes Barocci's painting so different, so appealing? Claudio Pizzorusso Federico Barocci and the Artistic Legacy of his Homeland Alessandra Giannotti Federico Barocci and the Corpus of High Renaissance Art Stuart Lingo "Though this be madness, yet there is method in it:" Barocci's Design Process Babette Bohn Drawing the Virgin: Federico Barocci's Doctrine of the Virgin Mary Judith W. Mann "God Knows When He'll Finish": Barocci and the Art Market Richard E. Spear The Tip of the Iceberg: Barocci's Post Mortem Inventory and the Survival of Renaissance Drawings David Eckserdjian.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472449603 20171211
Reviewers of a recent exhibition termed Federico Barocci (ca. 1533-1612), 'the greatest artist you've never heard of'. One of the first original iconographers of the Counter Reformation, Barocci was a remarkably inventive religious painter and draftsman, and the first Italian artist to incorporate extensive color into his drawings. The purpose of this volume is to offer new insights into Barocci's work and to accord this artist, the dates of whose career fall between the traditional Renaissance and Baroque periods, the critical attention he deserves. Employing a range of methodologies, the essays include new ideas on Barocci's masterpiece, the Entombment of Christ; fresh thinking about his use of color in his drawings and innovative design methods; insights into his approach to the nude; revelations on a key early patron; a consideration of the reasons behind some of his most original iconography; an analysis of his unusual approach to the marketing of his pictures; an exploration of some little-known aspects of his early production, such as his reliance on Italian majolica and contemporary sculpture in developing his compositions; and an examination of a key Barocci document, the post mortem inventory of his studio. A translated transcription of the inventory is included as an appendix.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472449603 20171211
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xviii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword by Maarten Delbeke Introduction 1. Structures of Vision 2. Ancient Greek Optics and Modern Visual Aesthetics 3. Seeing is Knowing 4. Ancient Communities 5. Built Images: Dream Settings Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138672215 20171127
In this book, Tsiambaos redefines the ground-breaking theory of Greek architect and town planner Constantinos A. Doxiadis (The Form of Space in Ancient Greece) and moves his thesis away from antiquity and ancient architecture, instead arguing that it can only be understood as a theory founded in modernity. In light of this, the author explores Doxiadis' theory in relation to the work of the controversial Greek architect Dimitris Pikionis. This parallel investigation of the philosophical content of Doxiadis' theory and the design principles of Pikionis' work establishes a new frame of reference and creates a valuable and original interpretation of their work. Using innovative cross-disciplinary tools and methods which expand the historical boundaries of interwar modernism, the book restructures the ground of an alternative modernity that looks towards the future through a mirror that reflects the ancient past. From Doxiadis' Theory to Pikionis' Work: Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture is fascinating reading for all scholars and students with an interest in modernism and antiquity, the history and theory of architecture, the history of ideas and aesthetics or town planning theory and design.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xv, 157 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1 - The 1960s: from Figurative Art to Colour Abstraction Introduction 1.1 "Art or Mathematics?" 1.2 From Figurative Art to Black and White Abstraction (1960-1962) 1.3 From Black and White to Colour Abstraction (1962-1966) 1.4 Consolidating a Constructivist Approach: Nineteen (1967-69) 2 - The 1970s - Logic, Computers and Communication Introduction 2.1 The Systems Group 2.2 Art, Technology and Participation in the United Kingdom 2.2.1 Malcom Hughes 2.2.2 Edward Ihnatowicz 2.2.3 Roy Ascott 2.2.4 Stephen Willats 2.3 Ernest Edmonds' Early Interactive Art 2.3.1 1970: Computer Graphics'70 -*DATAPACK and Jigsaw 2.3.2 1971: Invention of Problems II - The Communications Game 2.3.3 1972: Cognition and Control - The Communications Game 2 2.4 1974-78: Systems Approaches in Edmonds' Paintings and Drawings Chapter 3 - The 1980s: Constructivism and Systems Introduction 3.1 Personal Networks and Connections 3.2 Ernest Edmonds' Themes 3.2.1 Structure 3.2.2 Time 3.2.3 Colour 3.3 Exhibiting Space, Duality and Co-existence 3.4 Null Dimension (1988) 3.5 Constructivism: Man versus Environment (1989) Chapter 4 - The 1990s - Correspondences and Intersections Introduction 4.1 A Busy 1990 4.2 A Key Collaboration: Correspondences 4.3 Residencies and Exhibitions in the 1990s Chapter 5 - Interactive Generative Art: 2000-2015 Introduction 5.1 The Years 2000 to 2005 5.1.1 Expanding and Evolving Video Constructs (2000-2003) 5.1.2 Audio-Visual Artworks: Ernest Edmonds with Mark Fell (2003-2004) 5.1.3 New Interactive Generative Works (2004-2005) 5.2 2005-2010 5.2.1. Tango Tangle (2006) 5.2.2 Shaping Form (from 2007) 5.2.3 Cities Tango: Between Belfast and Sydney (2009) 5.3 2010-2015 5.3.1 Automatic Art, London 2014 5.3.2 Primary Codes, Rio de Janeiro 2015 Chapter 6 - Structure and Systems Introduction 6.1 Structure and Interaction 6.2 Fifty Two (1980) 6.3 Four Shaped Forms (2014) Chapter 7 - New Media, New Technologies and New Systems Introduction 7.1 Technical Innovations 7.1.1 Iterative Software Design Methods 7.1.2 Adaptable User Interfaces 7.1.3 User Interface Architectures 7.1.4 Creativity Support Tools 7.2 Art and Technology Crossovers 7.2.1 Creativity and Cognition 7.2.2 Living Laboratories for Interactive Art 7.2.3 Logic, Constructive Mathematics and Generative Art 7.2.4 Logic Programming for Time-based Generative Art Conclusions Bibliography Endorsements.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472436009 20171211
In this unique book the author explores the history of pioneering computer art and its contribution to art history by way of examining Ernest Edmonds' art from the late 1960s to the present day. Edmonds' inventions of new concepts, tools and forms of art, along with his close involvement with the communities of computer artists, constructive artists and computer technologists, provides the context for discussion of the origins and implications of the relationship between art and technology. Drawing on interviews with Edmonds and primary research in archives of his work, the book offers a new contribution to the history of the development of digital art and places Edmonds' work in the context of contemporary art history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472436009 20171211
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)