Analyzing Art And Aesthetics

Author: Anne Collins Goodyear
Editor: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1935623230
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This ninth volume of the Artefacts series explores how artists have responded to developments in science and technology, past and present. Rather than limiting the discussion to art alone, editors Anne Collins Goodyear and Margaret Weitekamp also asked contributors to consider aesthetics: the scholarly consideration of sensory responses to cultural objects. When considered as aesthetic objects, how do scientific instruments or technological innovations reflect and embody culturally grounded assessments about appearance, feel, and use? And when these objects become museum artifacts, what aesthetic factors affect their exhibition? Contributors found answers in the material objects themselves. This volume reconsiders how science, technology, art, and aesthetics impact one another.

The Image Of The Prophet Between Ideal And Ideology

Author: Christiane J. Gruber
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110312549
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Disziplinäre Grenzen überschreitend zielt der Band darauf ab, die Visualisierung Mohammeds in der westlichen Welt vis-à-vis mit dessen Darstellung im Islam zu untersuchen. Dabei wird das Material weder geographischen oder sprachlichen Sphären zugeordnet noch werden Textquellen isoliert von bildlichen Darstellungen betrachtet. Die Beiträge eröffnen vielmehr einen thematischen und theoretischen Dialog über die Frage, wie der Prophet in verschiedenen kulturellen Traditionen, in Europa und Amerika und in der Welt des Islam, vom Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart, vergegenwärtigt wurde.

Structural Analysis Of Historical Constructions Anamnesis Diagnosis Therapy Controls

Author: Koen Van Balen
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317206622
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Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls contains the papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC2016, Leuven, Belgium, 13-15 September 2016). The main theme of the book is “Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls”, which emphasizes the importance of all steps of a restoration process in order to obtain a thorough understanding of the structural behaviour of built cultural heritage. The contributions cover every aspect of the structural analysis of historical constructions, such as material characterization, structural modelling, static and dynamic monitoring, non-destructive techniques for on-site investigation, seismic behaviour, rehabilitation, traditional and innovative repair techniques, and case studies. A special focus has been put on six specific themes: - Innovation and heritage - Preventive conservation - Computational strategies for heritage structures - Sustainable strengthening of masonry with composites - Values and sustainability, and - Subsoil interaction The knowledge, insights and ideas in Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls make this book of abstracts and the corresponding, digital full-colour conference proceedings containing the full papers must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved in the structural analysis of historical constructions.

Hans Namuth

Author: Carolyn Kinder Carr
Editor: Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Pr
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Accompanied by a biographical essay by Carolyn Kinder Carr, this collection of seventy-five of Hans Namuth's photographic portraits, taken between 1950 and 1989, shows how his friendships with his numerous subjects and his determination to capture the essence of each artist resulted in revealing portraits of such notable painters as Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Andrew Wyeth, Helen Frankenthaler, and Andy Warhol. Namuth used pose, setting, and detail in a subtle but telling manner. John Steinbeck appears with his famous dog Charley, Philip Johnson stands jauntily on a staircase in the Museum of Modern Art beside a painting that he donated; an imperious Louise Nevelson wears jewelry that echoes the sweeping lines of her wood sculpture. Carr sets the stage for Namuth's photographic career in America by describing his youth in prewar Germany, his early work as a documentary photographer in Paris and in Spain during the Civil War, his escape from internment in France in 1939, his immigration to New York in 1941, and his wartime intelligence work for the United States Army.

Objects In Motion

Author: Nina Mollers
Editor: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
ISBN: 9781935623977
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"The latest volume in the Artefacts series, Objects in Motion: Globalizing Technology delves into globalization's various manifestations throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Each chapter highlights the movement of a specific object within the global economy. Transported out of their original localized frames of meaning, these objects are resignified in new contexts, connected by the interplay of the global landscapes. Bringing together the methods and objects of study from anthropology and the history of technology, Objects in Motion explores the technological, cultural, and political dimensions of globalization in the past and the present"--

Analyzing Art Culture And Design In The Digital Age

Author: Mura, Gianluca
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466686804
Size: 13,51 MB
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Technological advancements have influenced many fields of study, and the visual arts are no exception. With the development of new creative software and computer programs, artists and designers are free to create in a digital context, equipped with precision and efficiency. Analyzing Art, Culture, and Design in the Digital Age brings together a collection of chapters on the digital tools and processes impacting the fields of art and design, as well as related cultural experiences in the digital sphere. Including the latest scholarly research on the application of technology to the study, implementation, and culture of creative practice, this publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, and professionals interested in the influence of technology on art, design, and culture. This publication features timely, research-based chapters discussing the connections between art and technology including, but not limited to, virtual art and design, the metaverse, 3D creative design environments, cultural communication, and creative social processes.

Artifice And Design

Author: Barry Allen
ISBN: 9780801446825
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An intriguing book about the aesthetics of technological objects and the relationship between technical and artistic accomplishment.

Materializing New Media

Author: Anna Munster
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 1611682940
Size: 18,87 MB
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A significant contribution to investigations of the social and cultural impact of new media and digital technologies

Liberal Education In 21st Century Engineering

Author: David F. Ollis
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820449241
Size: 14,46 MB
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Twenty-first century engineering education must meet radically revised national accreditation standards, known colloquially as EC2000. This book shows paths forward for all faculty involved in the -liberal education- of engineering undergraduates. Beginning with an exhortation for liberal education, it includes the EC2000 criteria and its historical origin, as well as example institutional and individual responses to these criteria - which include topics in communication, ethics and professional responsibility, contemporary issues, art and aesthetics, and the integration of engineering and the humanities. The variety of curricular responses presented indicate that this is a formative - perhaps even revolutionary - period in engineering education."

Philosophy Of Technology And Engineering Sciences

Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080930749
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The Handbook Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences addresses numerous issues in the emerging field of the philosophy of those sciences that are involved in the technological process of designing, developing and making of new technical artifacts and systems. These issues include the nature of design, of technological knowledge, and of technical artifacts, as well as the toolbox of engineers. Most of these have thus far not been analyzed in general philosophy of science, which has traditionally but inadequately regarded technology as mere applied science and focused on physics, biology, mathematics and the social sciences. • First comprehensive philosophical handbook on technology and the engineering sciences • Unparalleled in scope including explorative articles • In depth discussion of technical artifacts and their ontology • Provides extensive analysis of the nature of engineering design • Focuses in detail on the role of models in technology