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xii, 186 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction: Contemporary Art as Critical, Revitalizing, and Imaginative Practice Toward Sustainable Communities Raisa Foster and Rebecca Martusewicz 2. For the Most Important Parts of You: A Story About Science Hala Alhomoud 3. Recognizing Mutuality: The More-Than-Human World and Me Raisa Foster 4. The Experience of the Uncanny as a Challenge for Teaching Ecological Awareness Antti Saari 5. Letters from Love's Great Room: Fiction as Cultural Ecological Analysis and Pedagogy of Responsibility Erin Stanley 6. Art Is That Which Takes Something Real and Makes It More Real Than It Was Before Tommy Akulukjuk and Derek Rasmussen 7. Poetry and EcoJustice in a Kenyan Refugee Settlement Veronica Gaylie 8. The Uncle Vanya Project: Performance, Landscape, Time Bagryana Popov 9. For the Love of the Forest: Walking, Mapping, Making Textile Art Kathleen Vaughan 10. Finding My Wound, Bandaging My Knife: Stimulating Inner Transformation through Art Jussi Makela 11. Building Ecological Ontologies: EcoJustice Education Becoming with(in) Art-science Activisms Alicia Flynn and Aviva Reed 12. Apptivism, Farming, and EcoJustice Art Education Anniina Suominen 13. Creativity as Intrinsic Ecological Consciousness Srisrividhiya Kalyanasundaram (Srivi Kalyan) 14. Love in the Commons: Eros, Eco-Ethical Education, and a Poetics of Place Rebecca Martusewicz.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138732452 20180828
Emphasizing the importance of contemporary art forms in EcoJustice Education, this book examines the interconnections between social justice and ecological well-being, and the role of art to enact change in destructive systems. Artists, educators, and scholars in diverse disciplines from around the world explore the power of art to disrupt ways of thinking that are taken for granted and dominate modern discourses, including approaches to education. The EcoJustice framework presented in this book identifies three strands-cultural ecological analysis, revitalizing the commons, and enacting imagination-that help students to recognize the value in diverse ways of knowing and being, reflect on their own assumptions, and develop their critical analytic powers in relation to important problems. This distinctive collection offers educators a mix of practical resources and inspiration to expand their pedagogical practices. A Companion Website includes interactive artworks, supplemental resources, and guiding questions for students and instructors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138732452 20180828
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 167 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 132 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface (by Dr. Louis Klein)-- Introducing Projects for Social Change in Art and Culture-- Chapter 1. Historiography: The Proliferation of Art and Cultural Projects for Social Change-- Chapter 2. Disciplines and their Perspectives: Art, Cultural Studies and Project Management on Social Change-- Chapter 3. Three Multidisciplinarity projects combining Art, Cultural Studies and Project Management for social change-- Chapter 4. Integrating three important disciplines in Art and Cultural projects for social change-- Concluding remarks: overcoming preconceived ideas in projects for social change-- References-- Acknowledgements List of illustrations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472483133 20181001
In Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art Andre Breton and Diego Rivera, under the effects of German fascism and Russian Stalinism in society, argued that art can only impact society and be revolutionary if it becomes independent of any social constructs. Almost six decades later, in the rise of what became known as "relational aesthetics", the field of multidisciplinarity is expanding and many artistic projects for social change claim to be multidisciplinarity. However, such projects show that we are still far from a broad discourse of multidisciplinarity. Multidisciplinarity takes a step towards a down-to-earth discussion of the relation between disciplinary discourses and grand narratives in three different projects, focusing mainly on its artistic, cultural and management aspects. Indeed, drawing from the eclectic construction of these three multidisciplinary projects, this volume serves to bridge the gap between the theoretical debates of disciplinary discourses and the harshness of everyday life in communities where projects for social change are being implemented. Presenting a panoptical view that places academic research side by side with daily life, Multidisciplinarity unveils the bigger picture of both projects and interdisciplinary discourses. This insightful volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Project Management, Multidisciplinarity, Culture Studies and Organisational Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472483133 20181001
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xii, 222 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm.
  • Preface Note on the Transliteration Acknowledgements List of Figures About The Contributors Introduction Kishwar Rizvi Emotion and Subjectivity in an Early Modern Context Chapter 1 Sussan Babaie Chasing After the Muhandis: Visual Articulations of the Architect and Architectural Historiography Chapter 2 Marianna Shreve Simpson Who's Hiding Here? Artists and Their Signatures in Timurid and Safavid Manuscripts Chapter 3 Emine Fetvaci Ottoman Author Portraits in the Early-Modern Period Chapter 4 Christiane Gruber In Defense and Devotion: Affective Practices in Early Modern Turco-Persian Manuscript Paintings Chapter 5 Sylvia Houghteling Sentiment in Silks: Safavid Figural Textiles in Mughal Courtly Culture Chapter 6 Chanchal Dadlani The City Built, The City Rendered: Locating Urban Subjectivity in Eighteenth-Century Mughal Delhi Chapter 7 Sunil Sharma Fa'iz Dihlavi's Female-Centered Poems and the Representation of Public Life in Late Mughal Society Chapter 8 Jamal Elias Mevlevi Sufis and the Representation of Emotion in the Arts of the Ottoman World Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340473 20180219
Affect, Emotion and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires presents new approaches to Ottoman Safavid and Mughal art and culture. Taking artistic agency as a starting point, the authors consider the rise in status of architects, the self-fashioning of artists, the development of public spaces, as well as new literary genres that focus on the individual subject and his or her place in the world. They consider the issue of affect as performative and responsive to certain emotions and actions, thus allowing insights into the motivations behind the making and, in some cases, the destruction of works of art. The interconnected histories of Iran, Turkey and India thus highlight the urban and intellectual changes that defined the early modern period. Contributors are: Sussan Babaie, Chanchal Dadlani, Jamal Elias, Emine Fetvaci, Christiane Gruber Sylvia Hougteling, Kishwar Rizvi, Sunil Sharma, Marianna Shreve Simpson.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340473 20180219
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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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)
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xii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Algebraic Art explores the invention of a peculiarly Victorian account of the nature and value of aesthetic form, and it traces that account to a surprising source: mathematics. Drawing on literature, art, and photography, it explores how the Victorian mathematical conception of form still resonates today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198809982 20180604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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Green Library
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xiv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Contributors List of Illustrations Introduction Rosario Rovira Guardiola, The British Museum, UK The Mediterranean as a Geographical Space 1. Roman Adriatic ports and the antiquarian tradition Federico Ugolini 2. Chronotopes of Hellenic antiquity: The Strait of Reggio and Messina in documents from the Grand Tour era Marco Benoit Carbone 3. The Eternal Words of the Latin Sea: Fedra by Mur Oti Francisco Salvador Ventura, Universidad de Granada, Spain Living and Dying in Troubled Waters 4. Quod mare non novit, quae nescit Ariona tellus? (Ov. Fast. II, 83) Dorit Engster, University of Goettingen, Germany 5. Ulysses in the cinema: the example of Nostos, il ritorno (Franco Piavoli, Italy 1990) Oscar Lapena Marchena, Universidad de Cadiz, Spain 6. A sea of metal plates: images of the Mediterranean from the XVIIIth century until post-modern theatre Sotera Fornaro, Universita di Sassari, Italy 7. Sailors on Board, Heroes en Route. From the Aegean World to Modern Stage Erika Notti and Martina Treu, Universita IULM - Milano, Italy A Personal Sea. The Artist and the Sea 8. Ancient Seas in Modern Opera: Sea Images and Mediterranean Myths in Rihm's Dionysos Jesus Carruesco, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain and Montserrat Reig, Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology, Tarragona, Spain 9. A mirror to see your soul. The exile of Ovid in Eugene Delacroix's painting Rosario Rovira Guardiola, The British Museum, UK 10. Cinematic Romans and the Mediterrranean Sea Cecilia Ricci, Universita degli Studi del Molise, Italy Sea Politics 11. Changing their sky, not their soul. Lawrence Alma-Tadema's vision of the ancient Mediterranean Quentin Broughall, Independent scholar 12. The image of Phoenicians and Carthaginians in Modern Spanish History and Culture Antonio Dupla Ansuategui, Univ. Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain 13. Screening the Battle of Actium. Naval Victory, Erotic Tragedy, and the Birth of an Empire Monica Silveira Cyrino, University of New Mexico, USA Contemporary Uses of the Classical Mediterranean 14. Troubled Waters: Performative imaginary in the Project PI - Pequena Infancia Sofia de Carvalho, Elisabete Cacao and Ana Seica Carvalho, University of Coimbra - CECH, Portugal Annex 15. Nem Gregos nem Troianos Jose Bandeira Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474298599 20180219
When thinking about the Mediterranean, Fernand Braudel's haunting words resound like an echo of the sea and its millenary history. From Prehistory until today, the Mediterranean has been setting, witness and protagonist of mythical adventures, of encounters with the Other, of battles and the rise and fall of cultures and empires, of the destinies of humans. Braudel's appeal for a long duree history of the Mediterranean challenged traditional views that often present it as a sea fragmented and divided through periods. This volume proposes a journey into the bright and dark sides of the ancient Mediterranean through the kaleidoscopic gaze of artists who from the Renaissance to the 21st century have been inspired by its myths and history. The view of those who imagined and recreated the past of the sea has largely contributed to the shaping of modern cultures which are inexorably rooted and embedded in Mediterranean traditions. The contributions look at modern visual reinterpretations of ancient myths, fiction and history and pay particular attention to the theme of sea travel and travellers, which since Homer's Odyssey has become the epitome of the discovery of new worlds, of cultural exchanges and a metaphor of personal developments and metamorphoses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474298599 20180219
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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471 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
This study is the first to examine the relationship between art and violence in 15th-century Florence, exposing the underbelly of a period more often celebrated for enlightened and progressive ideas. Renaissance Florentines were constantly subjected to the sight of violence, whether in carefully staged rituals of execution or images of the suffering inflicted on Christ. There was nothing new in this culture of pain, unlike the aesthetic of violence that developed towards the end of the 15th century. It emerged in the work of artists such as Piero di Cosimo, Bertoldo di Giovanni, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, and the young Michelangelo. Inspired by the art of antiquity, they painted, engraved, and sculpted images of deadly battles, ultimately normalizing representations of brutal violence. Drawing on work in social and literary history, as well as art history, Scott Nethersole sheds light on the relationship between these Renaissance images, violence, and ideas of artistic invention and authorship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300233513 20180910
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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237 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Les racines de l'esthétique caribéenne -- Discotirs fondateurs, postures analytiques et discursives -- Les discours fondateurs de la pensée caribéenne -- Les grands précurseurs : Anténor Firmin et Fernando Ortiz -- Aimé Césaire et René Ménil : décoloniser la pensée, le contre-exotisme et l'autoreprésentation -- Frantz Fanon : La désaliénation de l'être caribéen -- Wilson Harris : la matrice spatiale, la clairvoyance d'une histoire rêvée -- Édouard Glissant : penser l'espace culturellement -- Les apports de la pensée postcoloniale et des Cultural Studies : Le choix d'une hybridité révélatrice -- L'observateur observé, l'autoreprésentation culturelle de Bourdieu et Spivak -- L'hybridité et l'interstice d'Homi Bhabha -- L'hybridité : un désenclavement -- La zone interstitielle, espace de production culturelle caribéenne -- Les postures analytiques et discursives -- La posture de l'artiste-chercheur -- La constitution d'un discours hybride -- Les fondements de l'art caribéen -- Les lieux communs des arts caribéens -- La porosité des espaces vivants et vibrants -- Ambiguïté et métamorphose : la réalisation du sujet caribéen par la déconstruction des oppositions -- L'Ambiguïté -- La métamorphose des êtres -- Pourriture, corruption et déchéance -- Décentrement, détournement et débridement -- Les notions-piliers -- La spiritualité -- La mémoire -- Histoire et représentation -- Haïti, Cuba et Trinidad : nations-mémoire -- Imaginaire : un outil de réparation de la mémoire -- La résistance -- Le génie populaire -- La matrice de l'art caribéen -- La matrice historique et sociale de l'art caribéen -- Le poids du traumatisme historique -- La sociologie historique de l'art caribéen -- La décolonisation de l'art pour que la plaie devienne substance créative -- Des maux historiques aux thématiques créatives -- Thèmes et structures dans l'art caribéen -- La folie et le chaos -- L'intime et l'extime : L'être et le lieu -- Le corps -- La redéfinition de l'image du corps -- Le corps véhicule narratif -- Pouvoir et liberté -- Les stratégies de mise en valeur, d'émergence et de dépassement -- Les stratégies de désaliénation -- Le décloisonnement et la déconstruction -- Une écriture décentrée -- Les stratégies édificatrices -- Valoriser la parole pour donner voix à la mémoire -- La recréation subversive -- Repenser le langage -- La dimension psychanalytique : Lacan et Fanon pour dépasser la "blès" vernaculaire et l'élever au rang de symbole. -- L'image blessée de soi - comprendre la "blès" avec Lacan -- Fanon et la psychiatrie postcoloniale -- Conclusion : Vers une esthétique caribéenne.
"Cet ouvrage s'adresse à un public d'artistes, de chercheurs et d'étudiants. Il tente de répondre aux attentes d'un large éventail de lecteurs : tous ceux qui s'intéressent aux littératures caribéennes, tous ceux qui désirent mieux comprendre les arts visuels caribéens et leurs implications sociologiques et historiques, tous ceux qui se passionnent pour les études post-coloniales et les 'cultural studies', tous ceux qui orientent leur travail vers le multicultural isme et l' intercultural ité et que toutes les hybridités de notre monde fascinent, tous ceux, surtout, à qui j'espère léguer le désir de découvrir l'extraordinaire diversité, la richesse et la complexité rayonnante de la production artistique de cette région."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiv, 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Rewriting Algeria: Transcultural Kinship and Anticolonial Revolution in Kateb Yacine's L'Homme aux sandales de caoutchou 3. Revolution and Revolt: Identitarian Space, Magic, and the Land in Decolonial Latin American and African Writing 4. Family Politics: Negotiating the Family Unit as a Creative Force in Chigozie Obioma's The Fishermen and Ben Okri's The Famished Road 5. Auteuring Nollywood: Rethinking the Movie Director and the Idea of Creativity in the Nigerian Film Industry 6. Nollywood in Rio: An Exploration of Brazilian Audience Perception of Nigerian Cinema 7. Re-Producing Self, Community, and "Naija" in Nigerian Diaspora Films: Soul Sisters in the United States and Man on the Ground in South Africa 8. A Single Story: African Women as Staged in US Theatre 9. Silencio: Black Bodies, Black Characters, and the Black Political Persona in the Work of the Teatro Negro Group Cia dos Comuns 10. New Orleans: America's Creative Crescent 11. The Hashtag as Archive: Internet Memes in Nigeria's Social Media Election 12. Black Creativity in Jamaica and Its Global Influences: 1930-1987 13. Ethics and Aesthetic Creativity: A Critical Reflection on the Moral Purpose of African Art 14. From Saartjie to Queen Bey: Black Female Artists and the Global Cultural Industry.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319913094 20181001
This book explores the politics of artistic creativity, examining how black artists in Africa and the diaspora create art as a procedure of self-making. Essays cross continents to uncover the efflorescence of black culture in national and global contexts and in literature, film, performance, music, and visual art. Contributors place the concerns of black artists and their works within national and transnational conversations on anti-black racism, xenophobia, ethnocentrism, migration, resettlement, resistance, and transnational feminisms. Does art by the subaltern fulfill the liberatory potential that critics have ascribed to it? What other possibilities does political art offer? Together, these essays sort through the aesthetics of daily life to build a thesis that reflects the desire of black artists and cultures to remake themselves and their world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319913094 20181001
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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315 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
A richly illustrated and expansive investigation of how the internet has influenced contemporary artistic practice over the past thirty years Featuring essays by leading curators, scholars, and critics, this book provides an in-depth look at how the internet has impacted visual art over the past three decades. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to Black Lives Matter, the internet's promise to foster communication across borders and democratize information has evolved alongside its rapidly developing technologies. While it has introduced radical changes to how art is made, disseminated, and perceived, the internet has also inspired artists to create inventive and powerful work that addresses new conceptions of community and identity, modes of surveillance, and tactics for resistance. Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today traces the relationship between internet culture and artistic practice through the work of contemporary artists such as Ed Atkins, Camille Henrot, and Anicka Yi, and looks back to pre-internet pioneers including Nam June Paik. Conversations between artists reveal how they have tackled similar issues using different technological tools. Touching on a variety of topics that range from emergent ideas of the body and human enhancement to the effects of digital modes of production on traditional media, and featuring more than 200 images of works including painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and web-based projects, this volume is packed with insightful revelations about how the internet has affected the trajectory of contemporary art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300228250 20180403
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments List of Figures Introduction Part 1: Media Production 1. Randomized Signification - Elements for Exchange 2. Analogized Codification - Mashups of Image and Text 3. Sampling Creativity - Material Sampling and Cultural Citation 4. Vectorial Pixels - Visual Aesthetics of Binary Code 5. Bifurcated Meaning - Infliction of Statements Essay: Modernism and Media Production Part 2: Metaproduction 6. Domesticated Noise - Manipulation of Sound 7. Visual Aurality - Image and Sound as Data 8. Versioning Time-Based Media - Reedits of Video and Sound 9. Time-Based Media in Physical Space - Loops in Video and Sound Installations 10. The Assemblage Gaze - Of Media and Humans Essay: Postmodernism and Metaproduction Part 3: Postproduction 11. Media Mashups - Appropriation and Remix of Image, Sound, and Text 12. Regenerative Motion - Correlated Time Based Media 13. Regenerative Data - Aesthetics of Data Driven Objects 14. Distributed Collaboration - Collective Work Across Networks 15. Aesthetics of Negation - The Selective Process Essay: The Prefix and Postproduction Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138211339 20181001
Art, Media Design, and Postproduction: Open Guidelines on Appropriation and Remix offers a set of open-ended guidelines for art and design studio-based projects. The creative application of appropriation and remix are now common across creative disciplines due to the ongoing recycling and repurposing of content and form. Consequently basic elements which were previously exclusive to postproduction for editing image, sound and text, are now part of daily communication. This in turn pushes art and design to reconsider their creative methodologies. Author Eduardo Navas divides his book into three parts: Media Production, Metaproduction, and Postproduction. The chapters that comprise the three parts each include an introduction, goals for guidelines of a studio-based project, which are complemented with an explanation of relevant history, as well as examples and case studies. Each set of guidelines is open-ended, enabling the reader to repurpose the instructional material according to their own methodologies and choice of medium. Navas also provides historical and theoretical context to encourage critical reflection on the effects of remix in the production of art and design. Art, Media Design, and Postproduction: Open Guidelines on Appropriation and Remix is the first book of guidelines to take into account the historical, theoretical, and practical context of remix as an interdisciplinary act. It is an essential read for those interested in remix studies and appropriation in art, design and media.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138211339 20181001
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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328 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Role play : an introduction to the artist as / by Aileen Burns, Johan Lundh, and Tara McDowell
  • The incandescent liquid mass nn agency and victimhood, structures and infrastructures
  • The author as producer / by Walter Benjamin
  • The artist as quarry / by Suhail Malik and Tirdad Zolghadr
  • The artist as thread on artist-organised infrastructure / by Tara McDowell
  • The artist as director "Artist organisations international" and its contradictions / by Ekaterina Degot
  • Interlude
  • The book of drafts (Part 3) / by Heman Chong
  • Between artist and audience, matter and place, bodies and politics
  • A live project that is not fixed for anyone / by Emily Pethick
  • The artist as ethnographer? / by Hal Foster
  • Back in the habit(us) / by Isabel Lewis and Adam Linder
  • Interlude
  • The artist as poet / by Cecilia Vicuna
  • The artist has always been as
  • The artist as archivist / by Brook Andrew
  • The artist as forger / by Helen Hughes
  • Artists as curators, curators as artists / by Terry Smith
  • CODA : many other things first / by Helen Johnson.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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online resource (xxv, 484 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • The arts, brain and evolution. Art, symbolism and the evolution of the brain
  • Emergence of early art and the evolution of human culture
  • On the interaction between cultural and biological evolutionary processes in generating artistic creativity
  • The arts and psychology. The nature of aesthetic experience of art
  • Art appreciation as an emotional process - beyond aesthetic experience
  • The singular experience: characterizing the emotional response to art beyond pleasure
  • An empirical paper on audience responses to film
  • The arts and physiology. Why we like what we like? Tracking the neurophysiological responses linked to aesthetic appreciation
  • The arts as a multisensory experience
  • Interceptive predictions and aesthetic relatedness to images
  • How artists represent visual processes
  • The arts and the brain. Art and brain, and integrative overview
  • Seeking salience in engaging art: a short story about attention, artistic value, and affective neuroscience
  • New insights from the neuroscience of dance
  • Embodied aesthetics in the visual and the performing arts
  • The arts and biology. Music, dance and other art forms: new insights into the links between hedonia (pleasure) and eudaimonia (well-being)
  • A systematic review of the biological impact of music
  • Biology and aesthetics in music and the visual arts
  • Alexithymia, arts and health
  • Arts expertise and learning. Developmental perspectives on the social and emotional role of music and dance
  • Music education and the brain
  • Dance learning among adolescents and young adults: Insights from brain imaging and behaviour
  • Is there a moral bettering through the arts?
"The Arts and the Brain: Psychology and Physiology beyond Pleasure, Volume 237, combines the work of an excellent group of experts who explain evidence on the neural and biobehavioral science of the arts. Topics covered include the emergence of early art and the evolution of human culture, the interaction between cultural and biological evolutionary processes in generating artistic creation, the nature of the aesthetic experience of art, the arts as a multisensory experience, new insights from the neuroscience of dance, a systematic review of the biological impact of music, and more"--Publisher's description.
Medical Library (Lane)
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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
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Associations is a collection of essays on creative practice-as-research that have emerged from a series of partnerships and graduate forums at the VCA- through the editor's research and research training work -particularly in the context of expanded disciplinary practices. There is is an important spectrum of creative practice and knowledge production where institutional and epistemological grounds ever shift. Therefore, the emphasis of the collection is distinctly interdisciplinary and methodological, with the essays developing discussion on how theory and practice connect to activate research. The book integrates discussion on creative practice-as-research as a nexus of histories of research traditions across artistic research, artsbased research, qualitative social science and creative humanities. The book is split into distinct sections: the first section comprises an introduction and the title essay; next is a section with a series of research manifestos, and then third section comprising a range of shorter essays articulating research practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780522870312 20180813
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: the nineteenth-century debate over human automatisms-- Part I. Automata-Phobia: 1. J. S. Mill: genius-automaton-- 2. Automatic aesthetics and the shame of tourism-- Part II. Technologies of the Automatic: Process and Movement: 3. Photography's automatisms-- 4. Automatic writing and physiologies of creativity-- 5. The automata ballets.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108428552 20180813
The late nineteenth century saw a re-examination of artistic creativity in response to questions surrounding the relation between human beings and automata. These questions arose from findings in the 'new psychology', physiological research that diminished the primacy of mind and viewed human action as neurological and systemic. Concentrating on British and continental culture from 1870 to 1911, this unique study explores ways in which the idea of automatism helped shape ballet, art photography, literature, and professional writing. Drawing on documents including novels and travel essays, Linda M. Austin finds a link between efforts to establish standards of artistic practice and challenges to the idea of human exceptionalism. Austin presents each artistic discipline as an example of the same process: creation that should be intended, but involving actions that evade mental control. This study considers how late nineteenth-century literature and arts tackled the scientific question, 'Are we automata?'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108428552 20180813
Green Library
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267 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
  • L'invention du Léman -- Lacus pictor (le lac peint) : réductions, ombres et reflets -- Paysage et spécularité : de la pervasivité des fluides délia Nau -- Dans le train et sur le motif : Ferdinand Hodler autour du Léman -- Entretien avec Jean-Pierre Magnin, peintre -- La Nouvelle Héloïse : une idylle lémanique -- Le Léman dans l'iconographie viatique -- Le Léman et "les autres" -- Léman, pensée du futur, Viollet-le-Duc et Le Corbusier -- Le désir de rivage, comme sa longueur fractale, est infini.
"Le Léman n'est pas un objet comme les autres. Il se soustrait à la définition, tout en s'imposant avec force. Il est là, sans pour autant se confondre avec un espace géographique, avec une identité simple, qu'il suffirait de déchiffrer, pour le représenter en images ou par écrit. Car le Léman est, avant toute autre chose, un paysage. Il s'agit donc, dans son cas, d'une construction, d'une totalité toujours mouvante et évolutive qui ressort des images et des pensées le concernant et qui lui confère son caractère polyvalent."--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)